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Water Hike from Adam

One of the nice features of Yishuv Adam is that Nachal Prat, a beautiful, green, fresh oasis is located in close proximity to our community.

Every summer, Oro Shel Adam takes its Olim and students on a local Hike to Nachal Prat. This year we topped it off with an evening BBQ to finish the day.

Oro Shel Adam hike to Nachal Prat in the Judean Hills

From Adam to the pools in Nachal Prat it takes an hour and half. It is a pleasant, sometime strenuous walk, through the terrain of the Judean hills. There is only one twenty minute stretch of the hike which is a difficult incline.

One of the nice features of the tiyul (hike in Hebrew) is that there are clear signs of civilizations that lived in the area at different times in history. There is a dangerously deep pit on the trail and one must be extra careful to stay away from the deep hole in the ground. Most likely, this pit was used a cistern to supply water for the local inhabitants. There is also a human made wall and caves adapted for human dwelling.

Green Valley of Nachal Prat
Rabbi Shalom and Oro Shel Adam students stand in front of a cave on the Nachal Prat Hike

After shades of only yellow and grey throughout the majority of the hike, it is an exciting moment to reach the valley where there is fresh water surrounded by green. Swimming in Nachal Prat after hiking under the hot Israeli summer sun is a most refreshing and rewarding experience.

The local Bedouin shepherds bring their flock to the drink daily from the pleasant and refreshing Nachal Prat streams.

Hiking from Adam and swimming in Nachal Prat is a most unforgettable experience.

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