Last week I went to the Hermon with my Sayarut group for a two-day snow trip.
Sayarut is a youth movement that focuses on learning about nature, camping, Israel’s landscape, geology and more. Every week we have a group activity, and once a month we go on a two-day (at least) hiking trip. There are hundreds of kids from all over Israel who participate in it every year. This time my group and I, along with several other groups from around Israel, went to the Hermon.
The Hermon is the highest mountain in Israel. Its highest peak is 2,814 meters high. It is a very big attraction year round, but in wintertime, in the skiing season, it has over 300,000 visitors (up to 12,000 every day). The name Hermon came from the bible and has been a holy place for different religions throughout history. It is a very beautiful mountain and on days when the weather is good, you can see up to 150 kilometers of view.
We had such an amazing trip – hiking up the mountain in the snow and learning how to walk, fall and stop in snow. We learned about the mountain’s geology and how to make snow cones. It was a lot of fun!
And check out all the great pictures I took there: