We began the trip on Monday, February 23, 2015, where Mount Tzefahot begins near Eilat, the beginning of the Israel National Trail (INT). There were 200 people in the group, from all ends of the Israeli society, different ages, excellent people who love the land and would like to improve society.
We climbed Mount Tzefahot and reached one of the most beautiful observation points in Israel. At the guiding point we spoke about Eilat, Aqaba, the gulf, the port, the strategic aspect of the locale, the bird watching center that was rehabilitated by KKL-JNF, the KKL-JNF activities in the area, and so on. After breakfast we continued for a few more kilometers towards Nahal Gershon, where we split up into discussion groups and talked with the aim of getting acquainted with one another.
Later on that day, we climbed to an observation point on the Egyptian border and spoke about the history of the border between Israel and Egypt, the peace accord, determining the historical borders, the new fence and a little about geology. We proceeded to hike on a very impressive trail until we reached the overnight campsite above Nahal Shelomo. In the evening we sat around a campfire, sang Israeli songs and conversed until late at night.