Hatzbani Jordan sources is long. Its drainage basin long narrow: 60 km long. Beginning of the Hatzbani Wadi Ein Kinney, descending from Mount Hermon around Sultan Yacoub. He runs east of the Lebanon ValeySeasonal stream, and only by minerals, 20 km north from our trip, it becomes solid stream to the right Ayanot Nfea - Hatzbani, arising from the riverbed. In the summer most of its water from a El Vazani spring.
This linear path requires only one hour of walking. The easiest, but requires wetting the legs to the knees, and obtain appropriate shoes. Beautiful track all year, but impassable during flood, extended here a few days after heavy rain.
The river banks are closed nature reserve, and only now allowed to trail crossing. So should not deviate from the path, and especially should not go in the stream - both for safety reasons and for reasons of saving nature. At the end of the route: Sailing - oboes track calm, interested in - rough track. The Hatzbani provides an annual average of about a quarter from the Jordan (Banias provides another quarter, and half of whom come from Dan Jordan).
Israel - Sources - Jordan remains landscape - some natural water, more than anywhere else in the country. This option has been achieved only by the endless struggles of nature and the Preservation Society initiated the Nature Reserves Authority.
We'll cross the bridge east of the Hasbani River. Go to 300 m wide dirt road north and neat marking the beginning of the runway. 30 m after a large eucalyptus, turn left to dry out a channel, where water flowing only during winter floods. Walking path brings it to the edge Hatzbani, and continues north, parallel to the creek, sometimes in the shade of the West just sometimes a little further from the surface. Sometimes we have to go to the subject, in a tunnel of green vegetation thicket - a dense banks.
After 600 m we get to the waterfall. This is one of the most beautiful corner route, and should park here in peace. Surface of a white rock sitting on the edge of ordering the stream look around. Opposite, 15 m up the creek, the water crashing into the white fury of black basalt rocks of the rapids down 1-2 m tall. Shady plane trees overhead, another plane tree, a beautiful, looks out across the creek, its roots exposed Mshatargym creating the most picturesque network. Framework of the fresh green fern maidenhair fern crown of the stone just above the waterline.
White Rock is dripping streams (Terbertin) - sedimentary Gyrni of fresh water, created a late geological period, which lasted until about 25,000 years ago or even later. Here deep water (up to 2 m) as the flow of Gaza and sweeping. We recommend that you sit here, stare at one of the waterfall rocks and monitoring changes in water flow over it.
Continuing to go up the stream. On the way we meet many details of the strange plant, probably planted pine. Fern is a primitive called horsetails. 150 m. After the waterfall we get to the southern faction Snir, leading water to the Hasbani River dealing. Stream splits her door a few arms, Hasbani River channel effusive small falls, as high as 1-2 m, on a broad front of 100 meters. The path crosses the delta across, above the rapids, get wet feet when crossing.
Streams are dealing spilling Hatzbani - the richest growth throughout the country in a variety of owners - who live Abmymiam life under stones. The variety and wealth of vegetation water falls come here record, magical treasures of beauty surrounding you. Among the plants conspicuous fragrant paid summer here, a rare shrub with yellow flowers and large, first and foremost a wild mass of stamens many. Instead it was also nice fish restaurant "fish on dealing with" (Sion Farm).
Pushed north on the trail between the river channel and passes under the wall of the West handsome plane trees, amid thick ropes of vines: the wine grape, growing wild here, Periploca Greek, climbing does not grow anywhere in the country, except the banks of the Hasbani River and Nahal Hermon.
Our right wall built of huge pebbles (Buldrim) of basalt, including Terbertin, branches and roots within the Guard that he Horbd them - quite contemporary fossils 200 m north of the southern Snir we divide the corresponding channel, where water flows north dealing with divisive Snir, stormy winter floods him who Hatzbani. Between the channel and not sifted Hatzbani magical remained calm, with a heavy shadow, maidenhair fern beaches.
We will continue to the bridge on the stream tubes tilted. This is a pedestrian bridge, which relies on two pipelines crossing over the creek and conductors who discusses the surrounding communities.