Au Sanglier Qui Fume
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We had a personal tour today. A driver picked us up and
then a guide. We learned later that the guide was taking us to his
family home. We hiked for about an hour. Saw some wonderful country
side. Got a little winded.
We sat on the rooftop and had a wonderful lunch of tomato
salad, chicken tangine, and melon. His mother had made it. What a
... up on supplies and begin our hike. Everybody is in good spirits and eager to enjoy the discoveries along the way--and there are plenty. We find a nice little waterfall for starters... Then after following the road for a bit, I suggest we try to walk along the river. Sara, one of the more adventurous ones of the group suggests that we follow a path along the hillside through some terraces and orchards. Works for a while and then suddenly... a steep drop.
... our culture. And things are going to get worse now that their paving a road all the way to the lake..."
Hmmm... all my talk about "Moroccan's need to explore and discover their own country"... Maybe if Moroccan tourists aren't respectful of local village customs, this might not be such a good thing...
A Frustrating Trip
It's only 72 kilometers to Aoulouz, so I figure we should get there ...
... focus on reaching the peak. As I continue on up, I see two fellows sprinting straight down the steep skree like mountain goats. Definitely not tourists. They are local guides for whom going up and down this mountain is about as leisurely as me walking work each day. Intrigued by my guitar, they pause for a chat. They are actually in the middle of a 4 day trek leading tourists on a long Atlas trek. I figure I'd better ask for some for some advice. Does that trail ...