09/02/2012, Day 3:
We started our day in Ramot Naftali, we bought a few grocery items in the local store, I picked up a 5% cottege cheese and then the owners told me: “Why won’t you take 9%? it’s not like you need to be on diet or anything…” And he was right… we need to eat as much as we can… So for the first time, I think – I got a 9% cottage cheese, it was awesome 🙂
We located the trail marks after about 20 minutes of hiking and went uphill in Keren Naftali, we thought we’d get the nice 4×4 trail but apparently the shvil had something else intended for us and we climbed up in a steep goats trail. After reaching the peak we had a beautiful view of the valley beneath us albeit the haziness around it.
We went downhill and had our first break while we were surrounded by cute cows, very surreal…
After that we walked down a dirt road and after walking a few Km a pickup came up to us, the only thing I thought (and said it outload) was: “Please don’t drive too fast near us and make us eat dirt…”
Not only the nice guy completely stopped next to us – he also told the other side on the phone to wait a minute because he met a couple of hikers and then turned to us and gave us 4 clementines! “Just picked up from the tree, as fresh as it gets”. We were thrilled and later on ate a couple and they were delicious!
We climbed onto the mountain ridge surrounding Dishon River and then went down on a narrow goat path.
We met a group of Jeep travelers that offered us food and water, we skipped the food but gladly picked up a bottle of mineral water, the guy wanted to give us 2 or 3 2L bottles, we explained that it is very generous but we have to carry it on our back so we settled on one 🙂
We continued on and got to our first Dishon water crossing, this time we knew the drill and just changed to sandals. The view was amazing, we were ecstatic to be in a river so filled with water and the surrounding was simply green, we felt as if we were in Europe.
After walking a few kilometers in this beautiful surroundings we arrived to Alma Bridge and took a ride to Moshav Dishon, we spent the night there in a nice Zimmer.