Photographer's Note

Please forgive all those that already had enough of my posts of this region. :-)
Specially on this one, don't feel obliged to write anything about it, but as usual, I welcome any comment or critique, either positive or negative.

Copied from an earlier post of the area:

This area was an unexpected nice surprise. We stayed for 10 days in a holidays hotel on the crowded beach resort of Agadir and we were convinced that, apart from the coast, the Anti Atlas and Taroudant, there wouldn't be much places that would deserve a day trip, so we were stunned when we passed this grandiose mountain region with its interesting rock formations, pine forests, deep gorges, much green, and a stream with running clear water that in some places has ponds large enough for a refreshing swim. All of this only 10 or 15 Km away from the semi arid low hills North of Agadir - the landscape changes quite suddenly.

The valley on the photo appears in some maps as Vallé du Paradis (Paradise Valley; I suspect that is a name for tourists), which may sound a bit exaggerated for our minds more used to less arid climates. I think that the name of the stream is Asif Tamrhakht, which probably is used also for referring the region.

The broader region is named Pays des Ida Outanane or Imouzzer des Ida Outanane (I never understood if Imouzzer refers only to the village that is the administrative capital of the region or the region itself). Ida Outanane is the name of the Berber tribe that lives here and they had a past history of much autonomy and almost independance from the rest of the country and region.

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Location (latitude, longitude): 30.5675,-9.5365 (I am not sure of the accuracy, but my guess is that the error isn't greater than 6 Km)

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