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Aryeh Green’s “My Israel Trail”

August 3, 2018

I enjoyed Aryeh Green’s book “My Israel Trail” for a very different reason than most readers of this brief review: I have so many personal connections to the things he wrote about it’s not even funny. I even get a mention in the book, as Aryeh and I met on the trail; given how...
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Israel Trail Day 52 (Final Day) Netafim to Eilat

January 1, 2015
Israel Trail

December 25, 2014 Wikiloc Map: Netafim to Eilat Distance: 18.1 km Total distance since Tel Dan: 1127km (699 miles) This was my final day on the Israel Trail. I kept finding it hard to believe that I was actually finishing. The trail has been such a big part of my life for the last...
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Israel Trail Day 51 Be’er Ora to Netafim

December 23, 2014
Barry Leff

December 15, 2014 Wikiloc Maps: Part 1 Part 2 Distance: 32km Total Distance since Tel Dan: 1109km (687 miles) For logistical reasons, I decided to combine what Jacob Saar’s guidebook counts as two days into one day. Turned out to be one of the more difficult days I had on the trail, but it...
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Israel Trail Days 49 and 50 Shaharut to Be’er Ora

December 6, 2014
Mount Timna

November 6 and 7, 2014 Wikiloc Maps: Shaharut to Timna, Timna to Be’er Ora Distance: 44.6 km Total distance since Tel Dan: 1077km (667 miles) I’m getting so close to the finish I can taste it. After these two days I’m now down to two days on the trail to reach the finish at...
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Israel Trail Days 47 and 48: Tzihor to Shaharut

November 10, 2014
Israel Trail Days 47 and 48: Tzihor to Shaharut

October 19 and 24, 2014 Wikiloc Map: Tsihor to Shaharut Distance: 49.3km Total distance since Tel Dan: 1032km (640 miles) These two days included my longest day on the trail, 42km (the distance of a full marathon) and my shortest day on the trail, 7km. Most people don’t divide this section up that way....
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Israel Trail Day 46: Barak to Tzihor

October 3, 2014

October 2, 2014 Wikiloc Map: Barak to Tzihor Distance: 32.1 km (20 miles) Total distance since Tel Dan: 983km (610 miles) Barak Canyon is one of the most impressive sections of the Israel Trail.  The topography reminded me of Petra — narrow, sheer vertical cliff walls. It’s really a special place. I had decided...
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