sobou river

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sobou river

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Just wondering reading the Moroccan posts if anyone has paddled the Sebou river in Morocco. Its a bit of the beaten track over in the rif mountains, paddled it about 15 years ago and its better than anything we found in the Atlas. the best section was some 20 km above the barrage, steep read and run 4+ at the top and continous 2-3 for miles afterwards,just a bit surprised never heard of anyone else paddling it. If your driving from Spain its a great stop off on the way to the middle atlas. Check out chechaoun up the road, home of the Moroccan woodbine.

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Sorry thats Sebou,been a long day !

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I spoke to Chris Eastabrook before my trip to Morocco this easter and he recommended we head up to the Sebou. It was a bit too much of a drive in the end, but iot sounds like a cracker...

From here: http://www.chriseastabrook.co.uk/biogra ... ns/morocco
Chris's website wrote:The party bus then headed near Fes to the River Sebou. This is where the sketchy river notes caught us out and we struggled to find the section we were looking for. In a token effort to get on the water, we jumped on what we thought would be 10Km of easy class II, actually turned into 25Km of good quality class IV. This turned into a steep long bouldery gorge and was great fun! And of course any visit to Fes would not be complete without some hat buying!

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There's a few others mentioned it on here too, though as you say - not many!
http://www.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/foru ... ords=sebou
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Thank you once again poke, the whitewater oracle !

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Yeah, sorry for the not-so-helpful answer on the High Force thread...

Just saw it as a great opportunity to post one of those photoshopped pics :-)

This one's a genuine reply, honestly!!!
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