Ramon Crater

Mitzpe Ramon Travel Blog

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Driving through the Crater itself!!
When visiting Israel I highly recommend that you take a long drive straight through the Ramon crater. It was perhaps my second favorite experience during my trip.

The landscape reminded me a little bit of the American Southwest with its vast open desert space, earthy color palate, beautiful rock formations and a winding roads. There are several hiking trails to choose from. My friend and I decided to go with the Saharonim trail. But before we set off on our hike we stopped at a caravan tent and ate a HUGE druze pita and hummus "sandwhich" while listening to American Hip Hop and enjoying the view of the desert.. :P

The Saharonim trail was apart of an ancient spice route. leading from the Petra to the Gaza port. The hike was amazing and I fear that the photos don't even come close to accurately depicting the beauty and size of the area. I was speechless when we came to the canyon area of the trail. I couldn't stop taking photos of the rock formations or touching every little crevice and bump on every little rock I pasted. what should have been an hour long hike turned into a 2 hour adventure :P

at the top edge of the crater is an interesting sculpture trail.. Interestingly this trail located along the edge of the crater with no barrier for prevent kids from falling was designated as the family trail. So if you should visit with your young family member please be careful... its a long drop.

Also don't forget the sun block :P

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Driving through the Crater itself!!
Driving through the Crater itself!!
Still inside the crater :P (its li…
Still inside the crater :P (its l…
Carpenters hill (I think that is …
Carpenter's hill (I think that is…
View from the top of the Carpenter…
View from the top of the Carpente…
Standing on the edge of the Crater…
Standing on the edge of the Crate…
View of the Crater
View of the Crater
The Caravan campground we stopped …
The Caravan campground we stopped…
The tent we ate in.. Mind you in t…
The tent we ate in.. Mind you in …
Ruins of an old fortress
Ruins of an old fortress
Our trek begins :P
Our trek begins :P
lallalalalala hopping over some ro…
lallalalalala hopping over some r…
walking through this canyon was mi…
walking through this canyon was m…
Here you can see how large the roc…
Here you can see how large the ro…
Me in a hole :P
Me in a hole :P
Me still in the hole, not wanting …
Me still in the hole, not wanting…
Me at the edge of the world :P
Me at the edge of the world :P
Mitzpe Ramon
photo by: esterrene