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Best time for trip next Spring? Advice?

 
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Gary



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 9:14 pm    Post subject: Best time for trip next Spring? Advice?  Reply with quote

I am planning an extended hiking/camping trip next Spring and would like advice about the timing.  I plan to be based in Jerusalem from March 22 to April 2, with day hikes to Abu Gaush, Bayt Lahm, the Jordan East of Jerico and Qumran.  I also plan 4-6 weeks to hike the Jesus Trail in Galilee.  My question is (considering climate) would it be better to start in Nazareth around the end of February, hike the north and then head to Jerusalem, returning after April 2 if there is more I want to see, or would it be better to start in Jerusalem and surrounding areas and head north from mid-April to mid-May?
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



The Jesus trail is 65 km (40 mi) long. You don't need 4-6 weeks for that. If you do not plan to hike the desert ,
than any option is good in your time frame. May in desert is hot.

Enjoy your hike  
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:37 pm    Post subject: Tanks ... before or after Reply with quote

I thing the best description of my question is, would the Spring weather for hiking around the Sea of Galilee be better in March, before I head to Jerusalem, or in April, after my time there?

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

March is better than April all over the country.  

If you arrive in Israel by the end of February than I'd start  in the southernmost point of your planned trip and hike north.

You can always go to Jerusalem by bus and spend 10 days there between March 22d and April 2.

Hope that helps.  

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