A ride through the Carmel Forest visting firsthand the effects of the devastating forest fire and the quick regrowth therein. The ride starts in Bet Oren, the fire epicenter, heads north through Little Switzerland which was untouched, then crosses to the west side of the Carmel Forest near Haifa University. Heading south thorugh more greenery and singletracks, the route crosses Highway 672 at the fire's origin in Usfiyah. DIRECTIONS: From the coastal highway #2, exit at the Bet Oren exit, and follow the signs up route 721 until Bet Oren. Park anywhere near the horse ranch called Cat Ballou.
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