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The Abraham Path is a long-distance cultural walking route following the footsteps and memory of Abraham across the Middle East. The Abraham Path celebrates the Abrahamic values of hospitality and kindness to strangers, provides economic benefits to local communities along the route. For more practical planning information, including downloadable companion GPS tracks and waypoints, visit www.abrahampath.org. This map series is part of an effort by local partners and the Abraham Path Initiative to produce the first all-path online guidebook, covering over 1000 km of walking trail and Abrahamic memory and heritage across the Middle East. We invite you to take part in this project by walking the path, visiting communities along the way, and by providing comments and suggestions for improvement. These routes are still in development, and map feedback is especially helpful for name corrections (towns, wadis, landmarks), areas which are difficult to navigate, and updates on current path conditions (feedback@abrahampath.org).
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  Beersheva Atlas topographical maps & route descriptions a work in progress - v1.0  * ! ! ! Accommodations : Hotel, hostel, guesthouse, homestay, or free “trail angel” room Implies : Water, Bathrooms with showers, Shade, shelter Bedouin tent accommodations : Guesthouse with sleeping arrangements in Bedouin-style tents, not buildings Implies : Water, Bathrooms, Shade, shelter Campsite : An area officially designated for camping, a commercial campsite, or a well-established, often-used wild campsite. In some natural areas, camping is only permitted in designated sites in order to protect the environment Implies : No services unless otherwise notedFree unless otherwise noted Recommended campsite : An area suitable for wild camping, but not typically used for it Implies : No services unless otherwise noted Drinking water : A reliable source of potable waterWhen appearing next to a spring, well, stream or other natural water source, the water still should be purified before drinking. The symbol will only appear next to natural water sources that have water year-round Restaurant : Any establishment selling prepared meals Implies : Water, Bathrooms, Shade, shelter (possibly only for customers) Grocery store : A store selling substantial foods and essentials (rather than simply snacks) Implies : Water, Bathrooms, Shade, shelter (possibly only for customers) Bus stop : A station or stop where public transit can be taken. May be a central bus station or a roadside stop Bathrooms : Western-style toilets and sinks unless otherwise noted. Does not imply showers; does imply shelter Picnic area : An area with picnic tables and other park amenities. May be a good camp spot, if noted Implies : Shade Gas station : A gas (petrol) station and its accompanying facilities Implies : Water, Bathrooms, Shade, shelter, and a snack shop Shade : A reliably shady spot to rest in. Only appears in stages where shade is otherwise nonexistent; sometimes refers to the point at which a stage begins to have regular shade after having lacked it (see stage notes for details) All Amenities : A large town or city generally has everything a hiker needs for resupply, and many shopping, accommodation, and restaurant options; this is used to save space rather than showing all icons Implies : Accommodations, Restaurants, Grocery Stores, Public Transportation, Bathrooms, Shade, Water, shelter Spring : A natural water source emerging from the ground, or a pool. May have water only in season. Often only visible as an area of heavy plant growth. Does not imply drinking water unless otherwise noted Well or cistern : A man-made water source dug in the ground. May not have water; also appears to serve as a landmark. Does not imply drinking water unless otherwise noted Lookout : A natural or man-made viewpoint with a view in the specified direction 360-degree lookout : A lookout point in all directions; usually the summit of a hill, or a watchtower Cave : A cave of any size; may be anything from a small nook in a cliff wall to a large cavern system Implies : Shade and shelter (caves marked on maps are always large enough for people to fit into) Waterfall : A wet or dry waterfall; dry ones run only seasonally or after rain. Does not imply drinking water Scrambling : A section of trail where rock scrambling (using hands) is required. Note that these are all non-technical; no sections on the Abraham Path require the use of ropes or other climbing equipment Ladders : A section of trail where the climbing of ladders, staples or ropes is necessary. Again, it is never necessary to bring any special equipment on the Abraham Path; all ladders, ropes, and handholds are already installed Exposed trail : A section of trail that is narrow and exposed to a long drop on one or both sides; path may be slippery or unstable as well. Use extreme caution when crossing. While none of these sections are inherently dangerous, people with extreme fear of heights may find these sections impossible to pass and may wish to plan not to hike these stagesGeneral warning : When this symbol is present, a note beside it or in the walking notes will explain why caution or extra attention is required on that trail section Flash flood risk area : An area, normally in a narrow or deep wadi or canyon, where dangerous flash floods (large walls of water moving extremely quickly) can occur. It does not have to be raining for a flash flood to occur; rain upstream of a desert canyon can cause flash flooding in the canyon. Always check local weather forecasts before hiking in flash flood risk areas  AmenitiesNatural FeaturesTrail Features and Warnings  3 Ruins or archaeological site : Ruins of any age or size. Free admission (or non-maintained site) unless otherwise noted Point of interest : Generic symbol for relevant locations not covered by another symbol; see notes beside the point for more information Synagogue/Church/Mosque or religious site : This may be either a significant site for one or more religions (tomb of a famous figure; traditional site of a story or event; etc.) or simply one serving as a landmark  Abraham Path route : Shows the route followed by the Abraham Path on a given stage Other Abraham Path route : Shows Abraham Path routes other than the one that is the focus of a stage map; includes previous and next stages, detours, spurs, etc. City Walk routes : Shows City Walk routes, special spurs/alternates of the Abraham Path Begin/End Stage : Mark the beginning and ending of a stage on stage maps Waypoints and Distance Indicators : Waypoints mark turn-by-turn directions and navigational landmarks along a trail stage. There may be a distance markers, indicating cumulative distance from the beginning of the stage. Even if no distance is attached, each waypoint has a corresponding entry in the stage’s data book which does list its distance as well as a description of the location and directions Roads : Beige are larger highways, up to expressways; white are smaller roads as well as city streets. Labelled with road number if applicableRoads marked this way are virtually always asphalt, but in some places with very few paved roads, a wide, smooth, easily driveable dirt road may also be marked as a white road (e.g. Harran region) Dirt road or 4x4 track  : A wide, unpaved surface generally large enough to accommodate a jeep or 4x4 vehicle. Should be assumed not to be accessible by normal car unless otherwise noted. The distinction between these and paths (below) is a gradual one, and some trails are on the borderline between both, or change from one to the other over a distance Footpath : A narrow, unpaved walking surface generally too small or too rough to be driven by a 4x4 vehicle. May be wide enough for two people to walk abreast, or a narrow, faint goat path. May be very clear and easy to follow, or faint and more intermittent. Wadi or ditch : A “wadi” is an intermittent streambed which flows with water only in the wet season or after rain. Many of them form very large canyons, and “wadi” can refer either to the broader canyon or to the streambed in the bottom of it Stream/River : Waterways that flow year-round, rather than seasonally. A stream is usually small enough to cross easily by foot, while a river is larger. Canals appear the same as streams or rivers Contour Lines : Show the topography of a landscape; a line is drawn every 10m of elevation, and a thicker line every 100m with a label showing its height. Lines closer together mean a steeper slope; further apart mean a gradual one Border : Country boundaries Summit : A peak or local high point Built-up area : A town, residential, commercial or industrial area Forest : A densely wooded area The Israeli trail marking system consists of various-colored trail marks (black, blue, red, and green; also purple and orange for certain longer-distance routes) marked with striped symbols shown at left. They appear on our maps when relevant instead of the “4x4 track” or “path” marking.  The Israel Trail, a long-distance route, is marked with orange-blue-white blazes and a pink translucent line, as it often overlaps with other marked trails. The Abraham Path in the Negev overlaps with the Israel Trail for significant distances. Cultural FeaturesTrail IndicatorsOther Geography Israeli Trail System 1.4 Wadi Name  Abraham Path  (Masar Ibrahim) Beersheva Region (Israel) Stage 1: 20.0kmStage 2: 13.3kmStage 3: 21.8kmStage 4: 11.1km    B  e  e  r  s    h  e   v  a   (    0 .   0    k   m    )   L  a    k    i   y  a   (    2   0 .   0    k   m    )   M  e   i   t  a  r   (    3   3 .   3    k   m    )   H  a  r   A  m  a  s  a   (    5   5 .   1    k   m    )    T  e    l   A  r  a  d   (   6  6 .   2    k   m    ) 01000 5km 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 55 60 66.2200300400500600700800900100001002003004005006007008009001000 abrahampath.org Te Abraham Path is a long-distance cultural walking route ollowing the ootsteps and memory o Abraham across the Middle East. Te Abraham Path celebrates the Abrahamic values o hospitality and kindness to strangers, provides eco-nomic benefits to local communities along the route. For more practical planning in-ormation, including downloadable companion GPS tracks and waypoints, visit www.abrahampath.org.Tis map series is part o an effort by local partners and the Abraham Path Initiative to produce the first all-path online guidebook, covering over 400 km o walking trail and Abrahamic memory and heritage across the Middle East. We invite you to take part in this project by walking the path, visiting communities along the way, and by providing comments and suggestions or improvement. Tese routes are still in development, and map eedback is especially helpul or name corrections (towns, wadis, landmarks), areas which are difficult to navigate, and updates on current path conditions (eedback@abrahampath.org).Map data © OpenStreetMap (and) contributors, CC-BY-SADatabook & Diagrams © Abraham Path Initiative DisclaimerTis map may not be up to date with recent changes on the ground. By making this map available, the Abraham Path Initiative does not assume any liability or use o the inormation provided or or its accuracy. All hiking and other outdoor activities have potential hazards involving risk o injury or death. Te wilderness in and o itsel can be a dangerous place and there are areas in the Middle East that can suddenly become subject to security instability.By using this map or any use, you recognize this, assume all risks o property damage, personal injury and death, and agree to hold the Abraham Path Initiative, its Board Directors, its staff, its partners, its contributors and authors harmless rom any liability and loss. You accept the terms and conditions set orth in this Disclaimer on the Abraham Path Initiative website by downloading, streaming or using any map or other inormation or materials provided on the Abraham Path Initiative website.Find out more at www.abrahampath.org
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