Saturday, April 2, 2011

The Great Outdoors

One of my favorite activities that we did in Galilee was the optional hike to the waterfalls in El Al (at least I think its called El Al, thats what the sign at the end of the trail said).
I was a little hesitant to sign up because I was really tired from the day before, but I didn't want to give up any opportunities. I am SO glad I went because it was one of the most beautiful hikes I have ever been on, seriously it was right up there with Mount Sinai.

It was more of a nature walk then a hike. The pathway was lined with beautiful flowers and the occasional family of cows. We stopped at two waterfalls, the second of which we took the plunge (literally) into the freezing cold water.

It was such an amazing day, relaxing and eye opening. I felt like I should be in some sort of "Sound of Music" reproduction. I loved just taking little breaks to look over the landscape in pure awe.

Maybe I am an outdoorsy girl.
At the first overlook
Israel's beloved poppy

The one and only Austin Anderson
Jess, Rachel and I overlooking the valley

Our cute Jewish guide from the local Kibbutz

&& I only tripped once. Success.


Courtney Jacobson said...

I'm so glad your hikes have been ending better then our "M" hike!!!

Kaitlin O'Connor said...

Ohh my goodness! I was just thinking about that the other day... funniest hike of my life. I about died on that silly little mountain hahaha