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Arbel Hike and History

Arbel, Israel

Today's hike was at Arbel national park.
It has a beautiful view of the Kinneret, although this time of year it's the least green that it's going to be ever.
The path isn't particularly long- my Strava says we only walked 2.9 miles- but it is literally a climb in some places. We took a trail that required using hands and the hand holds that were drilled into the stones, as it was very steep. But, it took us to some historic caves where the various rebel groups throughout history hid.
At one of the sections, a park ranger sat on a mat to tell us the story of the Roman-era rebels who defended their land from these caves. Similar to over in Yodefat (see post from earlier this year), Josephus Flavius wrote about these battles, so we do have some written account of them.

Posted by spsadventures 11:08 Archived in Israel

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