The almond trees are the first to bloom in Israel each February and they herald the arrival of spring. After the rains, when Mt. Carmel turns green, it seems as though all of Haifa gets outside to hike, picnic, and welcome the spring blossoms.

Last weekend, we went on a hike that started from Kibbutz Yagur, on the northern base of Mt. Carmel. Part of our hike overlapped with the Israel Trail and part with Namal Yagur (Yagur stream).

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