Sunlight and snow in the Atlas Mountains

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The Atlas Mountains never cease to be breathtaking, but a few months ago we were driving along a remote road that traverses this spectacular range when heavy snowfall had blanketed the landscape. The sun was out blazing and it was absolutely stunning at every turn of the road. We had left the Todra Gorge that morning in our old Peugeot 205 and were journeying towards Imilchil, situated high up in the Atlas Mountains. It was a precarious drive, with the road teetering on the edge of sheer cliffs and deep snow still covering large sections of potholed road. After the desert landscapes surrounding Ouarzazate from where we had just come, this was a completely different side of Morocco and one that doesn’t immediately come to mind when most think of this North African country.

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