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  Maale Yair, Judean Desert, Israel
by Martin_S.
  • Maale Yair, Judean Desert, Israel - Southern District
      Maale Yair, Judean Desert, Israel
    by Martin_S.
  • Martin, Rachel, Michael at Maale Yair, Israel - Southern District
      Martin, Rachel, Michael at Maale Yair, Israel
    by Martin_S.

You can hike from Arad to Maale Yair, or ride a mountain bike or even take a 4 wheel drive vehicle, but whatever way you get there the many paths that take you there are all interesting and have some beautiful sights.
The first photo shows the commemorative stone placed there for Captain Yair Peled who lost his life when opening this path.
The second photo shows me with Rachel and Michael, who came to visit us from their home in the US. Our good friend Giora drove us down in his 4 wheel drive. This is one of the best lookouts and you can see the Dead Sea below us in the background. The drop here is about 400 meters I believe

Directions: From Arad take highway 31 at 5 kilometers from town, there is a sign on the left of the road. From there hike, mountain bike or 4 wheel drive vehicle. Total distance less than 15 kilometers on a 4 wheel drive road and not technically difficult.

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Mar 6, 2008
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