the Degree Confluence Project


5.8 km (3.6 miles) NNW of Aït Chekrane, Taza-al Hoceïma-Taounate, Morocco
Approx. altitude: 980 m (3215 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 35°S 176°E

Accuracy: 4 m (13 ft)
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#2: North from confluence #3: South from confluence

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#1: General area of the confluence

(visited by Alex Bourquin, Bilal Abou El Ela Bourquin and Omar Abou El Ela Bourquin)

04-Aug-2015 -- I was hoping to visit this Confluence for almost two years as an excuse to visit a random part of the Rif region. We set off from Spain on a family trip which included my two dear nephews and my 12-year old son.

Accessing the confluence point was relatively straight forward up to the town of Tamassint on the P5202 road, then taking a rural and scenic dirt track going down to and crossing the Oued Ghis torrent, and then climbing up to a point only 100 m from the confluence point. A foot path used by local herders took us to within a stone throw away.

I was curious to know what the circular rings, clearly visible from Google Earth, on the hillside near the confluence were. They turned out to be a government sponsored effort to plant almond trees in the region.

After visiting the confluence we camped on a hill slope with panoramic views to the valley asking permission to the owner. In true Islamic spirit, our host Sa`id showed us hospitality offering us his figs and barbary figs and inviting us for an authentic Berber breakfast at his home the following morning and insisting that we stay for 3 days - an offer we regrettably could not except due to the limited time we could dedicate to the trip.

Overall the drive from Tamassint to the Confluence and then to Aït Chekrane was very worthwhile and a good representation of Berber rural subsistence life. Having had a very positive experience capturing this confluence point, we set off in capturing a second the following day.

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#1: General area of the confluence
#2: North from confluence
#3: South from confluence
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