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Toubkal With the Sahara Way, Way Off In the Distance  
   

Toubkal With the Sahara Way, Way Off In the Distance

Cold Country, Hot Sun

January 3rd 2015
Morocco has an odd reputation as being a cold country which it most definitely is in January. It was especially cold high up at 3,200 meters in the Atlas Mountains at the Refuge de Mouflons where I spent the night before my summit attempt of Jbel Toubkal at 4,167 meters and subsequent grueling return hike to Imlil. There was definitely no sign of a hot sun or anything hot aside from all the tajine ... read more
Africa » Morocco

Moroccan Flag In 788, about a century after the Arab conquest of North Africa, successive Moorish dynasties began to rule in Morocco. In the 16th century, the Sa'adi monarchy, particularly under Ahmad AL-MANSUR (1578-1603), repelled foreign invaders and inaugurate... ... read more
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