Mountains of Morocco: Day 3

We follow the Ikkis river to the cirque at Tiwawakyhe. The ridge offers a remarkable view of Mgoun’s north face and the high valley of the Tessaout River. We stop in an ideal camping place close to the source of the Tessaout (2990m).

DO YOU KNOW: In March of what year did Morocco gain independence from Spain and France? Hint: It was the same year Melbourne, Australia hosted the Summer Olympics.

ANSWER: 1956

DID YOU KNOW: Berber or the Berber dialects are a family of similar and closely related languages and dialects indigenous to North Africa. In 2011 Berber became a constitutionally official language of Morocco, making it a bilingual nation (Berber and Arabic) much like Canada (French and English).

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