Doves and swallows nested in small caves and crevices all up and down the sides of the canyon.
Just beyond, we could see clear water waiting.
We peeked into the open cavity inside one ancient tree and marveled at its twisty beauty.
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.