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
That day, a bright blue sky filled with an assortment of grey and white clouds created a beautiful backdrop for rolling desert dunes.