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Tizi N'Talghaumt Pass - High Atlas - Morocco

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Lihaaja

Views are quite spectacular, i see. :)

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Andy B

What a cool adventure.

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abyssunder
1 hour ago, Tidgy's Dad said:

These wonderful trees are common in the Sub Sahara, but I don't know what they are.

Maybe they are Baobab trees?

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Tidgy's Dad
2 hours ago, Lihaaja said:

Views are quite spectacular, i see. :)

Indeed. 

Breathtaking. :)

1 hour ago, Andy B said:

What a cool adventure.

Thank you.

It was still quite chilly even here. ;)

1 hour ago, abyssunder said:

Maybe they are Baobab trees?

Nope, not here. 

Doesn't really show on the photos, but these trees are very small. 

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Kasia
3 minutes ago, Tidgy's Dad said:

Doesn't really show on the photos, but these trees are very small. 

Beautiful views - and so many rocks to turn :) I also want such sun .....

Maybe these are the argan trees that local goats like to climb?

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Tidgy's Dad
16 hours ago, Kasia said:

Beautiful views - and so many rocks to turn :) I also want such sun .....

Maybe these are the argan trees that local goats like to climb?

No, too small for argan trees and they mainly grow to the west of here, nearer the Atlantic coast. 

The sun was nice, but it wasn't much above freezing up there in the mountains. 

I adore the views and turned quite a few rocks, but only had half an hour before we had to move on. 

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Bobby Rico

Adam this is a really beautiful place, the oasis is stunning. what is the buildings? :wub:

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belemniten

Sorry I cant help on the ID but I enjoyed your great pictures from the landscape! Thanks for sharing :1-SlapHands_zpsbb015b76:

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abyssunder
1 hour ago, Tidgy's Dad said:

Doesn't really show on the photos, but these trees are very small. 

That's a good thing to know.

Are they planted? :headscratch:

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goatinformationist
4 hours ago, Tidgy's Dad said:

I nipped across the road to see what we could find


Good thing that you did.  I quite enjoyed the hunt and the scenery. Thanks for taking us along.

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Tidgy's Dad
2 hours ago, belemniten said:

Sorry I cant help on the ID but I enjoyed your great pictures from the landscape! Thanks for sharing :1-SlapHands_zpsbb015b76:

Thank you for looking. :)

 

2 hours ago, abyssunder said:

That's a good thing to know.

Are they planted? :headscratch:

I don't think so, they're a common enough sight and when they plant things here it's usually evenly spaced in straight lines. 

2 hours ago, goatinformationist said:


Good thing that you did.  I quite enjoyed the hunt and the scenery. Thanks for taking us along.

Thank you very much. :)

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Peat Burns

:yay-smiley-1::yay-smiley-1::yay-smiley-1::yay-smiley-1:

     :raindance::raindance::raindance::raindance:

:fistbump: :fistbump::fistbump::fistbump:

 

Hooray!  Glad to see you got out to hunt!  Thanks for sharing!

 

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rebu

Great photos and report again, thanks for sharing. Enjoying this Moroccan tour :)Oasis looks amazing. Well done with your finds as well, congrats.

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Kasia
18 hours ago, Tidgy's Dad said:

And is this a bryozoan? A coral? A worm burrow? Geological non-fossil ? 

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Research needed, But whatever these may be, it was so great to be out hunting again. :)

Life's Good. 

I agree - finding something is always great fun, but the hunt itself (especially after a winter break) is very enjoyable in itself :)

I'm glad you had a chance to get in the field again and turn a few rocks despite time pressure ;)

 

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Tidgy's Dad
14 hours ago, Peat Burns said:

:yay-smiley-1::yay-smiley-1::yay-smiley-1::yay-smiley-1:

     :raindance::raindance::raindance::raindance:

:fistbump: :fistbump::fistbump::fistbump:

 

Hooray!  Glad to see you got out to hunt!  Thanks for sharing!

 

Thanks, Tony, it was such a great feeling. 

Did you see the brachiopods?

 

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Tidgy's Dad
10 hours ago, rebu said:

Great photos and report again, thanks for sharing. Enjoying this Moroccan tour :)Oasis looks amazing. Well done with your finds as well, congrats.

Thank you. :)

The best is yet to come.

8 hours ago, Kasia said:

I agree - finding something is always great fun, but the hunt itself (especially after a winter break) is very enjoyable in itself :)

I'm glad you had a chance to get in the field again and turn a few rocks despite time pressure ;)

 

Winter break's been several years for me.:(

It was great and has lifted me so much. 

Thanks, Kasia. 

Life's Good. :)

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andreas
18 hours ago, Tidgy's Dad said:

Cephalopod? Can't be orthocerids this late, there are no belemnites here that I've ever heard of. Phragmocone of some other cephalopod?

 

Atractites is common in the lower Liassic. But it have a (fusiform) rostrum too. If that ringed item is a orthocone nautilus too it can't be Jurassic.

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Tidgy's Dad
4 hours ago, andreas said:

Atractites is common in the lower Liassic. But it have a (fusiform) rostrum too. If that ringed item is a orthocone nautilus too it can't be Jurassic.

Yeah, I know, it's a bit of a mystery. 

It can't be Jurassic if these are orthoconic nautiloids, yet the strata in the area is described as Middle Jurassic (with some Upper Jurassic and Cretaceous) It looks Middle Jurassic too. 

Lots of research required, I feel. :)

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Nimravis

Adam it is nice to see that “Taggers” are alive and well in Morocco and it is not only Chicago and other US cities that have graffiti painted on signs, ours are just not altitude signs-lol.

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Tidgy's Dad
2 hours ago, Nimravis said:

Adam it is nice to see that “Taggers” are alive and well in Morocco and it is not only Chicago and other US cities that have graffiti painted on signs, ours are just not altitude signs-lol.

We have a bit here in Fes, mostly promoting the local soccer team. 

But it's really bad down south, many of the monuments, archaeological sites and houses are covered in not very artistic graffiti. :(

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