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#1 Posted : Sunday, June 7, 2009 5:07:12 PM(UTC)

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Hi-I am a 48 year old high schol teacher from the US.  I don't speak
English and have a lot of experience hiking (kilimanjaro, base camp of Mt. everest).  During passover i hiked part of shvil yisrel, and would like to hike the entire thing this summer.  I have some questions, however:
Everyone is telling me) that it is impossible "to hike during the summer.  Is this true?  I don't mind the heat, but, of course, i want to make sure it will be safe.
2) are there any sites that can hook me up with others during the summer hikers?
The trail itself) is still continuous?  I was reading that in Mamsh * t stream l not be contiuous it any longer.
Please get back to me.  Thank you, paul blank
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#2 Posted : Sunday, June 7, 2009 8:13:26 PM(UTC)

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Hi Paul,
1. It's not impossible ", but it's very hard and could be dangerous. The temperatures, especially in the south, may go into lower 100 's, the terrain is quite hard, and there's not much margin of error. I usually find myself "carrying 8-10 Liters A DAY during desert Hikes, and it's not unusual. So, with your exprience you're probably in a better position than most, but it won ' t be easy, especially if you didn't do much hot-weather hiking before.
2. apart from this site, I have no idea.
3. The trail is continuous. The * Mamsh Canyon (never saw a stream there apart than after the flood) is on the old trail-actually, it's quite easy, and quite boring, to get from the end of the canyon to the new trail. There is some problem near the southern end, as the training from time to time closes a section of the trail — but if you get to that point, there's easy shortcuts.
#3 Posted : Tuesday, June 9, 2009 11:47:20 PM(UTC)

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Hey Paul,

As said, and as I believe in something, nothing is impossible ". But I of advise strongly against hiking in the summer. The temperatures here can get to above 100 degrees F at any given day (and that is without the humid). If you're are planning to hike, the northern part of the INT is the lesser of evils, since there is an abundance of shade and water resources. Not to mention nearby towns, roads, etc.

Hiking in the summer has it's own rules and it can be very dangerous if they are not followed. And I will stress this again, as someone who has hiked the entire INT in the summer, it is not recommended. Wait, if you can, for September and then start your hike. Being in the desert here in mid August is not something you want to experience.

Regarding sites, I would refer you to Google and see what you can dig up.

There is no problem regarding the continuity of the trail. The only problem I see is that you may have regarding the parts that run close to a borders. Whether it be up in the north or in the south near Eilat. Those areas will be sealed off by the l training.

If you have any more questions, feel free.

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