Pinsteps. Descent to the Dead Sea: From Sea Level to the Saline Shores
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The trail captured in the photo snakes down from a vantage point at sea level down to the hotels dotting the shoreline of the Dead Sea, descending through a rugged terrain marked by a significant drop in elevation. Starting from the viewpoint, where the elevation is at zero in relation to sea level, the trail descends steeply to reach the resorts at the Dead Sea's edge, approximately 350 meters below sea level. To the right of the cliffs, hidden from view, lies the channel

The winding path in this image leads from a viewing platform at sea level, descending steeply towards the luxury hotels near the Dead Sea, marking a significant altitude drop to about 350 meters below sea level. The trail etches through the arid landscape, where to the right, beyond the cliffs, the course of Nahal Bokek stream is hidden from sight, having left the vicinity of the large seasonal waterfall. This descent not only showcases the stark contrasts of the region's topography but also the dramatic changes in elevation from the viewing platform down to the mineral-rich waters of the Dead Sea.


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Bokek Stream adventure Uncover History! Hiking near the Dead Sea on Jan 11, 2024

Your day hike along the Bokek Stream promises to be enriching and exciting. Starting from Tsuk Tamrur, a name that testifies to British oil exploration attempts in the 1930s, you will proceed towards Bokek Fortress near the Dead Sea. Along the way, you'll encounter stunning landscapes and learn many stories, including the region's geological past. This journey offers insights into human activities and natural phenomena, such as the Syrian-African Rift, which led to the formation of the Dead Sea Valley.

As the sun sets behind the mountains in the evening, you'll descend into the Dead Sea Valley. This part of the route is awe-inspiring due to its dramatic elevation drop of about four hundred meters. The view from the observation deck is breathtaking, especially during twilight. This unique blend of history, geology, and incredible natural beauty makes the hike along the Bokek Stream an unforgettable experience.

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