Tekoa Canyon dropped down into dramatic ripples of rock, giving evidence that this was no prairie.
Doves and swallows nested in small caves and crevices all up and down the sides of the canyon.
Its trunk and branches seemed to twist and turn in every direction.
The riverbed gleamed a soft purplish white, framed by brown, jagged cliffs on either side.
This impressive mountaintop trail is one that every hiker in Israel should add to their bucket list.