He's back at it!

People who know me know that I belong on the Trail. I've thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail (twice),the Pacific Crest Trail and the mighty Continental Divide Trail. I've hiked many of the long trails here in Michigan including being the first to hike both the Ironwood Trail and the Great Lake To Lake Trail. My next big adventure will be the Israel National Trail starting in February 2017.

The purpose of this blog is to keep anyone who is interested informed of my progress and to encourage those who are able to support me in this endeavor.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Mo Pics

Ahh... Cell phone pics. The lazy man's blog post. I'll write a 'real' post when I get my thoughts together. In the meantime, please enjoy some pics from the Israel National Trail and leave at comment at the end. Thank you!

 
Bedouins and their flocks. I see them almost every day. They give a wave and ask, "Kef Halek?"

 
The landscape changed dramatically after Arad. Here is a mixed pine and palm forest. Wait.. wha? Those trees don't go together!

 
Me leaving Arad. Yes - I escaped!

 
These Red Anemones are everywhere. 

 
So is the hiker trash. 

 
Nightmare and I in front of a 400 year old tree. 

Baby donkeys are so.... I hate that word. 

 
Free pita! Thanks for the photobomb, Pootis. 

 
Nightmare strapping on his watermelon helmet. 

 
Life Pro Tip: NEVER confuse these two. Especially early in the morning. In the dark. 

Watch your step - the trail here is lined with cactus. 

 
 Kunafa from the Muslim quarter in Jerusalem. So good!

 
Beer!

 
Leave a comment below and tell me what's wrong with this mural. 

 
Me, Classic Rock and Pootis on the Mount of Olives. 

Classic Rock being silly. We ate those flowers (not kidding). 

 
And, finally, the beautiful vineyards outside of Latrun. I should hit Tel Aviv in a few days. I'll post again then. Bye for now!


 

16 comments:

Christina Ray said...

Cute!!! The baby donkeys are cute!!!

Christopher Hillier said...

Argh! I hate that word! But thanks for the comment.

gary zaborowski said...

a helmet you can also eat. Nightmare is a business man in disguise!

Christopher Hillier said...

He's a lunatic disguised as a hiker. He wore that helmet for miles and won two beers and an ice cream cone in a bet.

Anonymous said...

Who is that sexy guy you call "pootis" behind the free pita?;) great photos!
-N

Roberta McCoy said...
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Unknown said...

The boy with the backpack in the second-temple-era marketplace is so gangsta! (Or should I say cute?)
- Michael (israeltrail.net)

Roberta McCoy said...

I love the photos and the comments. It makes me feel a part of the the adventure. Enjoy yourself and know your friends travel with you. See you soon

Christopher Hillier said...

Ahh... Poo Tissue. You can't hide from me! Thank you for the comment.

Christopher Hillier said...

Correct. I don't know why the artist added a modern little boy to a mural depicting life in ancient Jerusalem but I thought it was interesting.

Christopher Hillier said...

Thank you for the kind words, Roberta. We'll all get together again at Pete's Place when I get back and have a laugh.

Martha said...

Darling. They are darling.

Martha said...

What's your return to MI date? Im not trying to hurry you, just asking.

Christopher Hillier said...

Sometime during the week of June 19th.

Mark Klauza said...

what's wrong with the mural....

When Chris was just a wee youngster, he took his little green backpack and went hiking with Jesus. As everyone can plainly see the only thing wrong is Chris' water bottle is about to fall out.

Christopher Hillier said...

Ha! Correct. That's me hiking with Jesus when I was a little boy.