One of my favorite trail encounters on the Abraham Path centered not on people, but on a small goat. My co-workers have insisted that I write the story of it up as a blog post, while I’ve been concerned that it will come off as me just talking about what a swell guy I am […]
About Julian Bender
Julian developed his taste for Middle Eastern hiking as a student and traveler, then worked in clinical research in Philadelphia before returning to Jerusalem to put his outdoor, navigation and mapping skills to use for the Abraham Path. His extensive experience trekking in the region has convinced him that the Middle East has the makings of a world-class outdoor destination, and he hopes his work developing, improving and mapping the Path will help the world discover it. His favorite places on the Abraham Path are the remote desert canyons in the Negev, and the snowy peaks around Mt. Nemrut.
Entries by Julian Bender
There are many different ways to experience the Abraham Path and with many of the sections being navigable on mountain bikes, API staff-member Julian Bender (the guy who is responsible for all of these maps) decided to take some vacation and explore the breathtaking landscapes of Wadi Rum. Here are some excerpts from his travel journal recounting […]
By Julian Bender Photos: David Landis/API A scouting trip in January took the Abraham Path’s prospective route further into the wilderness than it’s ever been—down to the Zohar and Mt. Sodom areas of the northern Negev, above the salt pools of the Dead Sea. A long trek through Hemar Canyon led us to the shore-side […]
By Sigrid Jorgensen, 18-year-old University of St. Andrews student My journey along the Abraham Path started in Beersheva. We set out by taking a short cut through a dry field where wild crocus plants had begun to bloom. The wild crocus flowers were beautiful and an interesting contrast to the dry brown dirt. After crossing […]