Sunlight filtered through the thick pine trees, illuminating the forest floor below.
This impressive mountaintop trail is one that every hiker in Israel should add to their bucket list.
In only a few hours, we had seen the sunrise and a full moon, climbed to the top of a desert mountain, and experienced one of the most spectacular views in the Negev.
Along the trail, brightly colored flowers and unusual plants made it feel like we were hiking in a faraway land.
We climbed up sand-colored terrain, reaching higher ground just as the sun began to peek over the mountains in the distance.