Wanderer Weekly #20: Israel-Jericho to A Night in the Desert

In week #20 of his year-long wandering adventure, “Stevie Wander”, explores Israel in late winter 1971.  Hitchhiking with two females he heads south from the ancient city of Jericho, past Jerusalem and the Dead Sea, a quick visit in Bethlehem and the birthplace of Christ, then onto the bustling city of Hebron, the home of the Cave of The Patriarchs.  Then a visit of the mountaintop precipice of the mystical Masada. One woman leaves the group and it is just Stevie and his companion Lynn continuing on.  They spend a night out in the desert near the Israeli and Jordanian border.  Suddenly they hear military vehicles, soldiers, rocket fire overhead. Fearing for their lives, huddled together, they make it through the night out in the desert.  Come hear more stories of the thrilling adventures of the 70’s nomad hippie “Stevie Wander.”

Stevie Wander

Co-author Steve Reifman celebrates the 50th anniversary of the ultimate hippy trail journey. His adventure, the inspiration for the book Wanderer co-written with F.T. Burke, took him across four continents through 26 countries in 1970-1971. Now, on the Golden Anniversary of his adventure, Steve Reifman – or “Stevie Wander,” as he likes to be called – tells the true tales behind the story.

Join Stevie on a weekly adventure, kicked off on September 30th, 2020. Click on this Playlist link to get introduced and catch up with all the adventurous clips in this Weekly Wanderer series.