In these days the Tavor is a real river !! After the winter and the rain,
it's amazing to see the huge amounts of water running down the Canyon.
Don't hesitate, and even if you're a pro' in hiking - there's nothing like
Nahal Tavor after the rain !
Nahal Tavor takes it's wates from northern Ramot Issachar, and from eastern
Emek Izre'el. Like in the stories of Barak Ben-Avinoam and Dvora the Prophet,
the river can overflow on huge areas, thus creating quite a damage. The intensity
of the stream can be viewed these days, and the rest is left for the summer
as a testimony: trees stuck in higher shelves on the canyon, big rocks falling
from the hillside, etc. Some years ago the bridge near Kibbutz Gesher fell
down because of the stream...
In the middle of the valley, near the entrance to the canyon, an interesting
archeological site can be viewed. This is Tel Rehesh, an ancient city, considered
one of the most powerful cities in the times of Pharaon Thotimes III, 1200
bc. He used to go for summer conquering every year, and this city, then named
Anharat, always gave him a good fight !!!
Not much was left for us to see, but what was left was digged and kept in
How to get there:
From Afula drive north to Kfar Tavor; In Gazit Junction take right, till
the end. On the entrance to Gazit leave the car, and enjoy the fragrance
of the cows !!
From Bet-Shean drive north to Kinneret, stop at the bridge of Gesher and
start walking. At least two hours of hiking wait for you from this side !!
What else to see:
Tavor Mountain. The view cant be expressed with words... Take the bible !!!
Ein Dor. A fine kibbutz, with a museum and a beautiful zoo. Take the kids
Bellevoire (Kohav Hayarden) - but this is another story...
Please look at the picture: