Pinsteps. Tsuk Tamrur: From Oil Exploration History to the Natural Wonders of the Judean Desert
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The region between Arad and the Dead Sea in the Judean Desert of Israel is a naturally stunning area, known for its eroded cliffs and unique beauty. These weathered and eroded cliffs seemed promising to the British for oil exploration. However, their search for oil was not focused on the cliffs themselves but rather in the eroded valleys below. Signposts were placed on the cliffs, leading to the name "Tsuk Tamrur", which translates to "Indicator Cliff". Indeed, oil was discovered in this area, and attempts were made to extract it, but it proved to be economically unfeasible. Today, remnants of a concrete road from that era still exist, and the area is known for the "Tsuk Tamrur" trail, a remarkable route that tells a story of history, geology, and unfulfilled industrial endeavors.

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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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