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Snow on Peaks of the High Atlas, Morocco

30.9N 6.8W

December 6th, 2012 Category: Mountains

Morocco – December 3rd, 2012

The High Atlas is a section of the Atlas Mountains in central Morocco. It rises in the west at the Atlantic coast and stretches in an eastern direction to the Moroccan-Algerian border. Here, its tall peaks are capped with snow.

At the Atlantic and to the southwest the range drops abruptly and makes an impressive transition to the coast and the Anti-Atlas range. To the north, in the direction of Marrakech, the range descends less abruptly. On the heights of Ouarzazate the massif is cut through by the Draa valley which opens southward. Here, water runs in some places, forming clear basins.

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