Trip Start Sep 01, 2006
35Trip End Dec 15, 2006
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After I washed my hair and made it look all pretty and curly and almost normal, I put it up in a ponytail to get ready for our first hike in the mountains of Kedougou. Most of my friends can tell you that I'm quite afraid of heights, and they all would have been very proud to see me climbing up the huge boulders like a monkey just to get a good picture of the Senegalese countryside. From the top of the mountain, Etchwar, the hills and mountains of Guinea were clearly visible.
It was incredible meeting the Bedick people who lived at the top of the mountain of Etchwar. The village was very calm and welcoming, and it amazed me how muscular everyone was. I guess you have to be in shape to walk up and down the mountain more than a few times a day! After our shirts were all dripping with sweat, we returned to a nice, warm, family-style meal at our "campement" followed by a fun night of Senegalese-style charades.