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... for me. I'm used to motivating myself to do something challenging... but to lead and motivate other people, that's kind of outside of my comfort zone.
But let's give it a shot.
And so I tell Chouaib, Omar and Mohammed that yes, they can invite whoever they want and give them some instructions as to what to bring. Then I show up at the Casablanca train station half expecting that nobody will show up...
But they do... in twos and threes... until ...
... In fact, it's not going to happen for a long, long time, as I'll be leaving Morocco permenantly in a few weeks.
Now I have another very good reason to come back here someday though.
I will get a quick start on exploring the valley. I've got to hike 7 or 8 kilometers down the road to catch collective transport to the main highway anyways, so I might as well add a couple more villages along the way. So early in the morning I'm off on my way.
... to the altitude it would become easy after a while, but I don't think that's going to happen. Then I get some extra motivation. Down below are a couple of... what?!... old European ladies?! and one of them is FAT???? And their gaining on me! No way. No way in hell. All of a sudden, this in not a grand quest to conquer a 4,200 meter peak. It's just a quest to NOT get passed up by a couple of old lady climbers. I tell you, there's nothing like a little bit ...
... Moroccan adventurers. But I have passed a few people that looked like locals, dressed in their best attire, walking or riding mules up this trail--even older ladies. This is a bit odd. These folks clearly aren't doing this for fun--and they don't look like their going to herd goats or looking for firewood...
It's not long before I find my answer. A little farther up is a giant boulder painted white with a Moroccan flag on top and a little mosque beside it. Right before it ...
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