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Beautiful, Amazing, Powerful, Deadly… There's a lot to be said about that force of nature we call flood. But why speak about it when we can get up close and personal, to see with our own eyes? .
The floods phenomenon happens mostly in the winter time. We could try to describe what it’s like to witness that force of nature combined with the wild desert scenery, but it’ll be close to impossible. That feeling you get when a peaceful dry channel is filled with a powerful, violent wave that takes everything with it, all in a manner of seconds! This is really something else. The sound of the crushing rocks, the scenery of the flood and the drainage “mushrooms” in the Dead Sea, all of these create an unforgettable experience.
There’s a good reason why it’s called “flood hunting”. This hunt requires a great amount of knowledge, endless patience and extra caution, but the worst thing - it’s highly addictive.
And provides a helluva lot of fun.
How does it work:
Every time the weather forecast says there is a chance for “flash floods”, we pull out the coffee and cookies kits, and set up a schedule. We begin with going over synoptic maps, and start analyzing drainage basins. Eventually we set out to the outside for some flood hunting.
Something to note:
The nature of this adventure is very spontaneous, and beings ready beforehand is not always possible. The flood hunting really depends on the weather, sometimes the floods never come, and this whole tour is subject to change according to the weather and the decisions made by the guide.
We’ll meet up at the Dead Sea Adventure Hostel, and from there depart by vehicles, and analyze the maps and the terrain to find floods.
Duration of activity: varies
Starting point: Dead Sea Adventure Hostel
Difficulty levels: none
Age groups: 12 and above. Participants under 18 must file a permission signed by their parents or a legal guardian.
What shall you bring:
3 litres of water
Alway good to have a towel and another set of clothes
The price includes:
A 2-way satellite emergency device - used by the guide.
Coffee and cookies supplies
The price does not include:
Personal expenses coverage for any damage to the equipments due to carelessness or disobedience to the site
Anything that was not specified under the section “The price includes” or was not agreed in advance in writing against “Wild Trails”.