Wednesday 10th April
Today should have been our last full day of off-roading taking us up through mountain passes at a hight not yet reached. Unfortunately this was not to be; the road was closed due to heavy snow! Although very difficult to believe while enjoying 25 to 30 degree heat, snow had made the highest mountain roads impassable by any vehicles and therefore they had been shut off by the authorities. As they would be challenging in good conditions an alternative route for the day was required.
We travelled back down through the Todra Gorge and stopped to spend half an hour admiring the breath taking views, looking up to the sky through the slit in the shear rock walls. Then it was on, via tarmac, to Boumaine-ed-Dades and up through the Dades Gorge.
The highlight of this section was the switch-back road climbing out off the gorge floor.