1108 The Draa Valley Hike, Part 2 (Mor 350)

Trip Start Aug 15, 2011
Trip End Ongoing

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Flag of Morocco  , Souss-Massa-Drâa,
Monday, November 28, 2011

Day 053 : 6 hours, 5.8 kms

Less than two weeks after my South Desert adventure, I'm off on another 4 day adventure.  And I know exactly what I want:  I want to do another Superhike.  Doing that Souss Valley Superhike felt really good, and I’m eager to a put another one under my belt.  And where to?  The Draa Valley of course!  I spent two days exploring this fascinating, seemingly endless oasis valley, and I felt that I was just getting started.  Now, I’ve got four days to reach the 100 km mark in a region drenched with fascinating castles, ruins, and stunning views. 

I arrive in Agdz, and eventually find a van to Tufila, where I stopped my hike last time.  This time I stock up on edibles, knowing that there isn’t a  whole lot of food in these parts.

From Tufila, the paved road becomes a dirt path, as I pass a peaceful, area with no villages.  No problem, it feels good to be out in the peaceful, safe desert once again after the din and sin of Casablanca.  I did check Google Maps earlier, so I know there are more villages on this side of the river.

Sure enough, I wind around a barren hill and see Ait Hamou ou Said, a stunner of a village.  A small but well maintained old mud village, with high walls and a beautiful, recently restored castle overlooking the river.  I also notice something distinct about this town.  The doors are look ornately decorated with shiny grid shaped designed… but on closer look, I find out that they’re covered with flattened sardine cans!  Still think they’re beautiful though.
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