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    MdS 2012 - Roadbook Maps 
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    Stage 1 - Ammouguer / Oued El Aatchana, 33.8 Km







    Km 0: Go S/E (course 133░) towards the top of the hills to the right.
    Km 1,7: Keep hilltops to the right. School to the left (equipped on 21st MDS).
    Km 2,5: Ruins before sandy area with palm trees.
    Km 3,3 : Enter Ahssia Oued and follow it.
    Km 4,9: Palm grove with small dunes.
    Km 5,6: Follow small path along Ahandar ruins for 400m and follow oued.
    Km 6,7: A´t Kherdj ruins to the left. Follow oued to CP1.
    Km 14: CP1 at end of small dunes. Cross rocky plateau direction E/SE (109░).
    Km 16,4: Steep climb up small jebel for 200m (over 15% gradient).
    Km 16,9: Bottom of descent. Cross rocky valley towards East (course 97░).
    Km 18,1: Start of sandy ascent round fault sector.
    Km 18,4: Follow the crest to avoid faults on the side of Bou Lalhirh Jebel.
    Km 19,9: Technical descent for 200m followed by rocky valley and small hill.
    Km 20,6: Valley with few stones. Go S/E (course 124░) up to Km 21.8.
    Km 21,8: Summit of small hill. Go East (course 100░) into valley.
    Km 24,5: Summit of small hill with sandy passage. Go down towards CP2.
    Km 25: CP2. Cross fairly rocky valley towards East (course 89░) to Km 28.
    Km 28: Start of track up Tibert Jebel.
    Km 29,3: Summit of track. Descent.
    Km30,5: End of descent. Hill to right.
    Km31,1: End of hill. Cross valley direction E/NE (course 76░) to bivouac.
    Km 33,8: Arrive at B2.
    Last edited by Mike; 20-09-2012 at 07:51 PM.
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    Stage 2 - OUED EL AATCHANA / TAOURIRT MOUCHANNE : 38,5 Km 
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    Km 0: Go N/E (course 38░) across valley with few stones.
    Km 1,5: Cross Aatchana Oued. Sandy with camel grass.
    Km 7,1: Sandy pass of Joufert Jebel. Small dunes.
    Km 8,8: End of sandy passage. Go East (course 88░). Fairly rocky terrain.
    Km 12,3: CP1. Go E/SE (course 122░) to CP2. Small pebbles.
    Km 15,7: Cross oued bed before small dunes.
    Km 16: Small dunes. Continue E/SE (course 122░).
    Km19,3: CP2 at end of small dunes. Go South (course 184░) and cross Ma'der El Kebir Lake.
    Km 24,2: Cross large track. Stay on course until CP3.
    Km 27: Cross tracks.
    Km 29: CP3 at the end of dry lake. Go S/SE (course 149░) to B3. Rough mud track with calotropis.
    Km 32: Start of small dunes. Continue S/SE (course 149░).
    Km 33,7: End of small dunes. Sand bumps and camel grass.
    Km 37: End of sandy terrain.
    Km 37,7: Small line of dunes for 200m.
    Km 38,5: Arrive at B3
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    Stage 3 - TAOURIRT MOUCHANNE / EL MAHARCH : 35 Km 
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    Km 0: Go East (course 101░) to CP1. Succession of sandy terrain with vegetation and pebbly terrain.
    Km 7,5: Sandy, false flat ascent.
    Km 12: CP1. Go N/NE (course 31░) to Zireg Jebel. Sand then stones.
    Km 13,7: Start of ascent to panoramic view at top of Zireg.
    Km 14: Summit. BEWARE! Stick to small path for 200m to descend on stable ground.
    Succession of sandy rises and dips to Km 17.
    Km 17: Rocky passage by trees. Sandy descent towards gorge.
    Km 18,5: Small silted-up gorge. Follow oued bed.
    Km 19,8: End of gorge. Cross sandy, rocky valley: N/NE (course 25░).
    Km 21,3: Cross a large track.
    Km 22,3: Ascend sandy pass between Mziouda Jebel and Ras Khemouna Jebel.
    Km 24,1: Sandy pass in small hills then cross rocky valley.
    Km 24,7: Summit of small hill. Fairly steep sandy descent. Follow oued bed in gorge.
    Km 25,4: CP2 at gorge exit. Go N/NE (course 19░) to get to Maharch Pass. Dry lake. Earth underfoot.
    Km 28,8: End of lake. Start of sandy pass.
    Km 31: Maharch Oasis. Solar pump set up on 21st MDS. Go North (course 359░) to B4. Stony.
    Km 32,7: Rocky peak to right. Sand and pebbles.
    Km 35: Arrive at B4
    Last edited by Mike; 20-09-2012 at 07:43 PM.
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    Stage 4 - EL MAHARCH / JEBEL EL MRA¤ER : 81,5 Km 
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    Km 0: Go North (course 10░) to start of dunes. Small pebbles.
    Km 0,8: Small stony hill.
    Km 1,6: End of hill. Flat, slightly pebbly terrain becoming sandy before dunes.
    Km 6,5: Dunes start.
    Km 8: Dunes end. Very rocky terrain.
    Km 8,5: Cairn on rocky plateau. Follow markings in very rocky oued bed.
    Km 9,1: Start ascent of Otfal Jebel (average gradient 17%).
    Km 10,3: Turn left to reach the jebel's summit.
    Km 10,5: Jebel summit. Panoramic view.
    BEWARE! Technical descent to start then sandy descent with average gradient of over 20%.
    Km 10,8: End of sandy descent. Rocky terrain with technical passages.
    Km 11,8: CP1 on bank of Rheris Oued. Go E/NE (course 64░) and cross wooded zone.
    Km 13,5: Continue East (gen. course 84░). Ground unstable in places.
    Km 14,8: Sparse small dunes.
    Km 16,5: Cross Rheris Oued. Rocky then sparse dunes. Go E/SE (gen. course 110░) to CP2.
    Km 17,8: End of small dunes and rugged terrain. Oued bed with trees to right.
    Km 23,7: CP2 on bank of Mbirika Oued. Follow oued S/SW (course 207░).
    Km 24,8: Exit pass. Aim for Ba Hallou ruins while continuing between oued and small dunes (gen. course 214░).
    Km 27,7: Sand bumps, camel grass and small dunes.
    Km 30,6: Passage through Ba Hallou ruins. Go South (course 171░) to CP3.
    Keep Rheris oued to the right while crossing several wooded zones.
    Km 33,6: Butte to the left.
    Km 34,3: Butte to the left. Follow same course.
    Km 37: CP3 at end of wooded zone. Continue keeping Jebel on left-hand side.
    Km 38,9: Sand starts. Dunes begin direction S/E (course 141░) to Km 41.9.
    Km 41,9: Cross rocky valley direction E/SE (course 118░).
    Km 42,3: Enter dunes; follow course 118░ to Km 47.
    Km 47: Sandy summit of Lahnoune Jebel. Panoramic view. Sandy descent.
    Km 47,8: Bank of dry lake. Keep close to jebel on left side direction N/E (course 56░) to reach CP4.
    Km 49,4: CP4. Keep close to dunes to left side direction E/NE (course 70░) until laser. Hilly, sandy.
    Km 58,7: Dunes end. Cross oued then go up towards laser.
    Km 59,3: Laser located on mound. BEWARE: CP5 is further on!
    Km 60: CP5. Go North (course 5░). Small dunes, fairly rocky terrain.
    Km 62,4: Cross a sandy oued bed.
    Km 63,6: Touh Ilh Jebel on left. Go N/E (course 37░) to CP6.
    Km 64,9: Succession of fairly rocky small valleys.
    Km 70: Cross large track. Continue N/E (course 37░). Hilly, few stones.
    Km 71: CP6. Continue to El Jdaid Oued.
    Km 71,4: Sandy oued bed: turn right gen. direction E/NE (course 62░).
    Km 73,7: Exit oued. Sand bumps and camel grass then stony plateau.
    Km 74,7: 2nd zone of sand bumps and camel grass.
    Km 75,4: Cross valley with few stones E/NE (course 58░).
    Km 78,5: Cross Outanouel Oued N/NE (course 27) to bivouac. Sand bumps and camel grass
    Km 79,6: Small dunes. Cross course 27░.
    Km 80,8: End of small dunes. Flat terrain with small pebbles.
    Km 81,5: Arrive at B5
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    Stage 5 - JEBEL EL MRA¤ER / MERDANI : 42,2 Km 
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    Km 0: Follow course 100░ to cross dunes.
    Km 1,7: Rocky plateau.
    Km 3,3: Rocky peak. Go S/SE (course 118░). Alternating sandy and rocky terrains.
    Km 4,6: Rugged bank of Ziz Oued.
    Km 5,5: BEWARE! Large crevasse in oued bed. Technical passage.
    Km 6,1: End of rugged terrain. Dry lake begins. Go S/E (course 128░).
    Km 7,4: Lake ends. Follow oued branch.
    Km 9,3: Cross a large track.
    Km 10,5: CP1. Go E/NE (course 76░) and cross rugged oued terrain.
    Km 11,7: Valley deeply embanked in small gorge.
    Km 13,4: End of small gorge. Go N/E (course 46░) to CP2. Cross the valley.
    Km 15: Slightly stony plateau.
    Km 16,1: Cross oued. Sand bumps and camel grass.
    Km 17,6: End of Moha Fighnas Oued. Slightly stony plateau.
    Km 20,7: Plateau ends. Follow markings to avoid crops.
    Km 22,5: CP2 along bank of Beg'a Oued. Follow markings to avoid crops. Cross area of small dunes and tamaris.
    Km 23,9: Slightly stony terrain.
    Km 24,4: Cross sparse small dunes. Go N/E (course 37░).
    Km 26,6: End of small dunes. Pebbly terrain.
    Km 28,5: Enter dunes of Zna´gui Erg. Course 315░.
    Km 31,4: Exit dunes. Follow Roub'in Oud Oued that leads to DebouaÔ Jebel.
    Km 32,1: Follow small oued bed going up gorge.
    Km 33,7: CP3 at gorge exit. Go W/NW (course 306░) to cross rocky plateau.
    Km 34,4: Go down small pass leading to valley.
    Km 34,6: Cross rocky valley direction N/W (course 333░).
    Km 35,2: Sandy passage in hills.
    Km 35,7: Rocky peak to left. Go North (course 359░).
    Km 37,4: M'Fiss mines. Carefully follow markings to cross old village.
    Km 38,2: Village ends. Go N/NE (course 21░) to bivouac.
    Succession of oued beds and hilly, fairly rocky terrains.
    Km 42,2: Arrive at B6
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    Stage 6 - MERDANI / MERZOUGA : 15,5 Km 
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    Km 0: Go North (course 0░) to CP1. Plateau with few stones.
    Km 3,9: Plateau ends. Sandy oued.
    Km 6,5: CP1 in oued. Check point without water distribution.
    Follow course 234░ to cross dunes of Chebbi Erg and arrive in Merzouga.
    Km 15,5: End of dunes. FINISH LINE.
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    Nice one Mike.
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