NORTH EL MAHARCH
JEBEL EL MRAÏER
11-12/04/2018 - 08H15 ● 11H15
Go SOUTH (course 177°). Flat terrain, small stones.
Rocky hill on left side. Go SOUTH (course 182°). More stony terrain.
House to the right.
Track junction. Enter EL MAHARCH pass. Sandy.
End of pass. House. Go SSW (course 198°) and cross dried-out lake.
End of lake. Small ascending gorge.
Sandy summit. Descent then stony valley.
Sandy passage through small hilly area. Go SOUTH (course 187°). Deceptive sandy rise.
Go up small sandy hill for 150m. Turn right.
Hills to the left. Sandy rise in MZIOUDA jebel.
Summit. CAUTION! Technical descent for around 100m.
CP1. Go WSW (course 242°). Sandy, slightly stony terrain.
Hills on the left side. Progressive climb until K 17. Sandy.
Start of ascent of MHADID AL ELAHAU jebel (13% slope). Go along the crest that looks over the 2 valleys located on each side.
End of crest. Turn left. Sandy descent.
End of descent. Go SW (course 235°) until K 20.2. Sandy.
Hills to the left. Turn left direction SOUTH (course 180°). Sandy.
CAUTION! Imperatively follow markings to stay on track and avoid crevasses. Stony becoming increasingly sandy.
Top of pass. Go SOUTH (course 175°) to reach CP2.
CP2. Go WEST (course 78°) on deceptive sandy rise.
Hills on left side. Go NNW (course 33°). Sandy rise until small path.
Small stony path. Goes up then down.
End of path. Go NW (course 44°). Succession of sandy valleys until K 29.2
Summit of small stony hill. Go back down over sandy terrain until gorge entrance.
Enter gorge. Sandy.
Exit gorge. Go NE (course 42°).
Hill top to the right side. Go EAST (course 90°) into sandy, stony valley. Deceptive rise.
Rocky hill to the right.
Isolated hill to the right. Go ENE (course 79°) until K 38.4.
First pass between hills after deceptive rise.
Second pass through hills over variably stony terrain. Continue ENE (course 69°).
Third pass between hills with hill to the right. Maintain direction.
Turn left into ascending sandy pass. Go NE (course 45°).
Exit sandy pass. Cross RHERIS oued on course 56°. Dirt terrain, fech fech and tamarisk.
Exit oued. Go NE (course 51°) until CP4. Rugged dirt terrain then more stony.
CP4 before dunes. Cross dunes following course 107° until K 51.8.
Exit dunes. Go up oued to the left of a small house, maintain direction on plateau. Sandy ascent.
Sandy summit of LAHNOUNE jebel. Panoramic view. Sandy descent.
Bank of dried-out lake. Continue keeping jebel to the left direction NE (course 53°) to reach CP5.
CP5. Follow markings that avoid the highest dunes and take course 74°. Rolling sandy landscape.
End of dunes. Cross oued then sandy ascent until K 64.4.
Pass between hills. Maintain direction to CP6.
CP6. Go NORTH (course 05°). Small dunes then variably stony terrain.
Cross sandy oued bed.
Hills to the right.
TOUH ILH jebel on the left. Go NE (course 36°) until CP7.
Succession of small, variably stony valleys.
Cross a wide track. Maintain NE (course 36°). Rolling landscape, few stones.
CP7. Continue until EL JDAID oued.
Sandy oued bed. Turn right in general ENE direction (course 62°).
Exit oued. Sand mounds and camel grass then stony plateau. Go NE (course 57°).
Second area of sand mounds and camel grass.
Maintain general NE direction (course 46°) over variably stony plateau. CAUTION! Follow markings carefully to avoid crevasses on the left side
Sandy summit. Go down towards oued. Go NE (course 40°) to cross OUTANOUEL oued. Several
areas of mounds and camel grass.
areas of mounds and camel grass.
Slightly stony plateau, dunes on the right up to B4.
Arrival at B4.