Posted by Avital Pinnick on January 3, 2010
Last Wednesday I went to Timna on a day trip organized by my department at work. We boarded a plane at Ben Gurion Airport and flew down to Eilat in 35 minutes. Timna is a famous site known for its copper mines, dating back to the sixth millennium BCE. We were offered several activities. I chose the hike to the plateau.
Views from the plane. I was seated over the wing, so this required some stretching and manual focusing, with the lens close to the window.
It was quite a steep climb and not easy with a DSLR and a heavy backpack. I managed to sling the camera over my right shoulder so that both hands were free and it wouldn’t swing against the rocks.
At the beginning I was near the back of the group.
I was near the front of the group at this point. You can see some of the others on a relatively level part. Yes, we really did climb from those hills below.
Mushroom rock formation (not the famous one in the Timna Valley) beside the hiking trail:
View from the top. The mountains in the background of the first photo are in Jordan.