You begin to experience the Golan hikes as soon as you begin climbing the serpentine highway from the Sea of Galilee (212 meters below sea level) to the basaltic plateau at an average height of 1000 meters above sea level created by volcanic eruption 4 million years ago. There is a nice overlook above Hamat Gader and you can see the Yarmuk river meandering below. When taking photographs it is always worth looking around, especially what is behind you. Instead of a photo down into valley I took this photo of the heights behind us.
The technical details – the photo was taken with a Nikon digital SLR camera and 18-200mm lens in April (ISO 200, 20mm, F10 at 1/250 sec).
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