Kasbah Tigmi N'Oufella
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We got a brief slice of sunlight when we woke in the early morning. Soon after, the cloudy overcast closed in. making the mud brick houses in Aït Benhaddou across from us blend onto the hillside. Not ideal for pictures but great for me (cool). Intense sun zaps all my energy. We had breakfast of pancakes, yoghurt, jam and almond ...
... our SUV; we were at a bit of a loss as to what we were seeing.
Our first stop was at one of the "1001" kasbahs along the old road. I cannot remember the name of this particular Kasbah but it was a beautiful day and the reddish adobe stood out against the clear blue sky. Next to this Kasbah/village was another simple Berber cemetery. We drove on the bumpy road to another small Berber village where our Berber hostess and her dog were ...
... them - I think we were the only guests that night.
We have a lot to try to accomplish today. Over the High Atlas via the Tizi n'Tichka, the pass through the mountains on the N9, climbing to a little over 7,400 feet. The views should be fantastic.
A little after the summit of the pass we turn left onto a smaller road towards the village of Telouet, planning on seeing the Kasbah de Telouet, the ...
... would have been challenging in any vehicle but manoeuvring a 17 tonne truck proved an even greater challenge. One of the greater problems being the sheer disregard by the local traffic who thought nothing of passing on blind corners, cutting us off and veering to our side of the road. It was only a matter of time before another large truck coming up, crossed to our side around a bend and clipped the left side of Mabel.
Luckily there was only ...
2 hrs, 3.0 kms
The next day I have two objectives in opposite directions: one is to hike up this river valley a bit further, even though I know I’m not going to be able to reach the end of this "Valley Civilization" on this trip… the other is head back to the main highway all hike to Ouarzazate, thus creating a Superhike. I decide to continue on forward for as long as I dare, than catch some sort of transportation back.
But first ...