0367. Waterfall Village (Mor 199--new)

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A few miles further, I look down and see an odd sight: two stream come together:  one is brown and the other white and blue.  Apparently one comes from a red earth region and the other comes from the rocky mountain peaks… Luckily the road follows the blue stream—which gets wilder and wilder as we climb…

Finally, I reach the end of the road and the cool little frontier village of Setti Fatma.  Here the stream rushes through at a roaring pace and twin waterfalls splash between the little open air tagine joints.  Setti Fatma is clearly the best of them all…

I hook up with a local fellow who works as a mountain guide—we head up to a rooftop café to drink tea and jam for a bit.  He tells me there are 5 really cool waterfalls up the sidestream a short ways so I decide to go check them out.

  He insists on coming along—not as a guide but just as a friend.  So we clamber up alongside the stream that brings back memories of hiking in the Oregon mountains…

The first waterfall is beautiful—spurting out of the mountain into a crystal pool shaded by a large willow tree.  I figure I’ve gone far enough, but he insists that we climb the side of the cliff so we can see the second and third fall.
I feel a bit nervous about climbing up the slick boulders—and having a guitar on my back doesn’t help, but I don’t want to chicken out… 

There from the top, it’s a beautiful sight—three waterfalls, on after another rushing down the mountain cliffs…

I take a couple of clips—then he shows me an alternate path back to Setti Fatna… He invites me to stay the night—but I’ve already booked my hotel in Oulmes,  so I head on my way. 

It would’ve been nice to stay a bit longer in that cool little frontier town…


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