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Erosion and the Big Reveal

We spent the day at the Ramon Crater, which is the Israeli version of the Grand Canyon, a geological land form carved from hundreds of millions of years of erosion. It was rainy and cloudy when we arrived, so we couldn’t see a thing until we descended into the crater by jeep. We imagined the whole area submerged under the ocean with prehistoric marine dinosaurs swimming about. Now it is the Negev Desert in the southern part of tiny Israel (remember- about the size of the state of Rhode Island), and usually has a dusty mars-like terrain. It turns out that visiting the crater on a rainy day is the best day! Water flowed all around us finding pathways through crevices and impromptu waterfalls.

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