It was silent by the lake, empty except for a few birds and butterflies.
It was a place of supreme natural beauty. Smooth red and gold rock surrounded us, forming a round pool at our feet.
We set up our tents, built a fire, and drank hot soup. Our desert adventure had just begun.
Smooth white rock filled the bottom of the canyon, so soft that it reminded me of foam on top of the ocean.
Only in Israel can I drive about an hour from my home on a forested mountain and stumble upon a landscape like this. This hike around Mount Yishai was an incredible journey through quintessentially exotic Israeli scenery.