In the middle of the desert, in a relatively unknown wadi near the Dead Sea, a small creek made the canyon into a little paradise.

The wadi is surrounded by steep, red cliffs and winds up to higher grounds. It was not always easy to find the way over the high boulders and through the dense vegetation of desert grass and high reeds.

Often, the fast flowing water was cascading down into small basins, which would usually be perfect to cool down.


However, the water was too warm to be refreshing, as hot springs were feeding the creek.



Hot water rushing down a waterfall.


The sharp edges of  palm tree leaves were scratching our arms and legs.


A group of teenagers led by two coaches were climbing up the waterfall with a rope. Lorenz looked for another path, but the terrain was too steep, so we had to turn back.

The way down the wadi was as beautiful as the way up.


Some of the water of the creek was reaching the Dead Sea, quite a rarity.