We took in the incredible views: hills and valleys of purple, red, and yellow, a crazy cloud filled sky spread out above a vast canyon.
After a few steady ascents, we found ourselves facing an open area surrounded by towering hills of rock.
By the time we reached the turning point down into the valley, the sun was just beginning to peek over the horizon.
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.
We climbed over large rocks, past splashes of greenery that always grow in the comparatively water-rich world of desert valleys