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Hummus



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2014 8:31 pm    Post subject: Pink Shaded Zones (Map)  Reply with quote

Shalom,

Forgive my ignorance but I would clarify the conditions of access to areas on SPNI Map #1 shaded in pink.

(If) my understanding is correct, these areas can double as military training areas. If so, we have similar in some parts of Britain on areas of moorland and the coast, with a phone number to call and automated message to hear if the area is open or closed to public access that day.

Below is a photo of Map #1, showing areas west of the Golan Trail, which I would like to make a side visit to, such as Gamla and the Dolmenim (270 E / 757 N) situated west of Giv'at Bazak, all showing as being within a pink zone, but also listed as a Reserve with Entrance Fees / opening times.




Online I found the following which confuses me :

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"Most training grounds are accessible during weekends (Fridays - Saturdays) and
public holidays, and can also be accessed after coordination with military authorities"

Does this mean that pink shade areas are 'only' accessible Friday-Saturday? Or that they are 'also' accessible Friday-Saturday?

Below is a notice on my map which I suspect may answer all my questions, but it is way beyond my very basic Hebrew ability  

Any assistance would be much appreciated.


Mined areas are fully understood. It is just conditions of access to pink areas, which is unclear to me.
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yagil



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2014 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Hummus,
1. Yep, this area is a training zone. Unfortunately we don't have an automatic call number but the sometime-helpful-sometime-not Northern Command situation room (046977224. I can't promise the soldier that'll answer will know English). Theoretically you need to call them at all times, however something VERY surprising should happen in order to have them training on friday and saturday, especially in that area.

However, specifically you have no problem. The road to Gamla is always open, and you can walk the trail that goes past the Dolmenim up to the Gamla fall and the birds view, without any permits (no one would shoot there anyway, as it's too close to the Gamla archeological site.
As for the notice, basically it's said that minefields near the borders, east of the orange line, aren't marked on the map. Nothing that should concern you too much, as any minefield you're near when walking the golan trail is very clearly marked.
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Hummus



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2014 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Many thanks, Yagil. Great information. Phone number written down  

Am I correct in seeing a secondary walking trail there on the map ( marked as - - - - - dashes ), heading NW from a picnic area (  lower right of my first image from the map ) and following west along the northern edge of the canyon? It appears to be a crossable edge of the canyon, and if it is a permissable route it look to be a far more interesting route to leave (or return to) the GT, than walking NW on Road 808 then W along another road to approach Giv'at Bazak (271 E / 757 N) and the Dolmenim. Maybe it is the trail you referred to? , as it passes by the Dolmenim.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes- that's the trail overlooking the Daliot canyon. Very popular and with a good reason too. You can walk it too without restrictions.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks great. Many thanks, Yagil  
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FYI: SPNI maps are copy right protected .

I have uploaded our map of the area.

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