Day 2: Kfar Giladi to Ramot Naftali

08/02/2012, Day 2:

We started our day early in Tel Hai’s guesthouse. We walked to Tel Hai’s Collage only to find out that the gate that connects the collage to the shvil is closed until 9:00am so we had to climb all the way to Kfar Giladi only to go down again.

We almost missed the very narrow trail that goes down into the sculptures way and went down the trail. Boy! was that a steep descend…
After that we started climbing to the Naftaly Mountains. Almost the entire day was comprised from climbing, descending and climbing again.
On our left we saw Kiryat Shmona from above and the view was spectacular!
We went to the Liran observatory. An observatory in the memory of Liran Seadya. A soldier who was killed in active duty in the 2nd.Lebanon war. It was very touching to read his work and the observatory was very special.
We continued on and climbed further passing Kiryat Shmona and the View to the Hula valley was simply breathtaking.
We pushed on and arrived to the entrance of the Kadesh River.
We said “well… We have 2 hours.until nightfall. The entire track inside the river is 600m. We should be in and out in no time…”
Boy… We were wrong…
Those of you who know the track probably laugh now. But for those of you who don’t: The river is a pretty technical pass with some serious rock climbing that is very hard after a day of rain.
Kareene and I finished the hard part just as it became dark. At this point we lost the trail marks and decided that staying inside the river is a bad idea so we literally crawled outside the river at the first point we could.
We searched for a way out of the reserve and managed to find one.
After leaving the reserve and walking to the nearby trail Angel we discovered a very troubling discovery:
My camera bag that held my camera, our money and our IDs was missing!!!
I had no idea where exactly did I leave it but as far as I was concerned I was willing to search for it on the entire sector in which we walked outside the river (luckily I knew it made it outside the river and was left in one of our equipment re-arrangement afterwards)
We were very lucky to find it right at the edge of the reserve. Apparently we left it there when we took off our bags to get under the gap in the fence.
After a short walk and a short ride we arrived to Ramot Naftali to the hikers guesthouse. We were too tired to prepare any meal so the only thing we did was laundry and basic shopping in the grocery store before it closed.

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