Domaine de la Roseraie
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Ever since then I've been reluctant to encourage others to join me in my adventures. It's an awful feeling to realize that you were the cause of someone else getting seriously hurt.
And now it's deja vu all over again. This time I make the right choice: we'll turn around and find a safer way to get down. I've passed the test.
The Swimming Holes and the suspension bridge
No need to rush things--it's all about enjoying the experience. ...
... hour and a half? Nope. It's a torturous 7 1/2 hours. First I have to wait for the driver. Then I have to wait for the driver to have breakfast... OK, that's understandable... Then, in another village there's a long wait for another customer... Then after a slow, bumpy ride, we're forced to stop for over 2 hours while road work is being done ahead.
OK... all of that is just part of traveling by local ...
... down the other side of the mountain? Yes, they reassure me and it's not too difficult... I continue on up to the peak. Walking. Resting. Walking. Resting. Finally the terrain flattens out and you feel like you're strolling through the desert, not climbing the highest peak in North Africa... Then there it is-- a little metal pyramid covered with graffiti (or "climber signatures" if you like, marking the peak. I've made it. I've climbed to the top of Toubkal with ...
... can't quite wrap my head around that--and many Moroccans disagree with this whole idea saying that it's not part of Islam. My strong suspicion is that this this whole "courthouse of the spirits" pilgrimage site had been going on here long before Islam came to this region.
Whatever it is, or whatever you believe in, there is definitely an other-worldly feel to this place... one of the strangest places I've visited in Morocco.
The Steep Climb
... still exist in the valleys around: Tamatert; Ait Souka; Tagadirt; Acheim; Taourirt n'Ait Mizane; Mzikene and Arhrene.
Before the advent of mountain tourism the Imlil area was well known for its walnuts, apples and cherry production. While these are still important to the local economy, these have been eclipsed by tourism, both mountain tourists and Moroccans seeking a cool relief from the heat of the ...