Negev - West of Mitzpe Ramon, December 10, 2015
Har Pitam is a short `off piste` hike that can only be accessed by 4x4 from the river bed trail of Nahal Nakarot. We were heading back to Mitzpe Ramon from the camp site at Nahal Oded when we saw a strange looking peak about 1.5 km north of the trail that had, what looked be a Pitam from an etrog on top of it.
There is no direct trail to the hill but its fairly simple to get there with no major obstacles in the way. We learned that the best way to do it is to climb it from the east side and descend down the west side. Extreme caution was needed coming down. It is much steeper than it looks from far away and can be very dangerous especially withour equipment. At 696 metres, the views from the top are spectacular.