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Simien Mountains National Park

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The road from Debark to Simien Mountains Nationanl Park
The road from Debark to Simien Mountains Nationanl Park
Hut near the park entrance
Hut near the park entrance
Welcome - Simen Mountains National Park
Welcome - Simen Mountains National Park
It is strictly forbidden to drive inside the park from 6 am to 6 pm
It is strictly forbidden to drive inside the park from 6 am to 6 pm
Gate to Simien Mountain National Park
Gate to Simien Mountain National Park
Permit inspection - only on the way in
Permit inspection - only on the way in
Western end of Simien Mountains National Park
Western end of Simien Mountains National Park
Simien Lodge - the Highest Lodge in Africa - 3260m (10700ft)
Simien Lodge - the Highest Lodge in Africa - 3260m (10700ft)
Simien Lodge
Simien Lodge
Thick-billed Raven, Simien Lodge
Thick-billed Raven, Simien Lodge
Keith with our armed scout and English-speaking guide
Keith with our armed scout and English-speaking guide
Me with the armed scout and guide
Me with the armed scout and guide
Buyit Ras, 3230m, Simien Mountains National Park
Buyit Ras, 3230m, Simien Mountains National Park
Keith, near the Simien Lodge
Keith, near the Simien Lodge
Buyit Ras viewpoint, Simien Mountains
Buyit Ras viewpoint, Simien Mountains
Keith on the edge during our first short trek
Keith on the edge during our first short trek
Keith along the Northern Escarpment, Simien Mountains National Park
Keith along the Northern Escarpment, Simien Mountains National Park
Me sitting on a branch at the edge of a cliff
Me sitting on a branch at the edge of a cliff
Me, on the edge, Simien Mountains
Me, on the edge, Simien Mountains
Simien Mountains National Park
Simien Mountains National Park
On the afternoon of our arrival we hiked from the lodge along the northern escarpment for several hours
On the afternoon of our arrival we hiked from the lodge along the northern escarpment for several hours
Simien Mountains National Park
Simien Mountains National Park
Abyssinian Rose (Rosa abyssinica) Simien Mountains
Abyssinian Rose (Rosa abyssinica) Simien Mountains
Keith, Simien Mountains
Keith, Simien Mountains
Keith, Simien Mountains
Keith, Simien Mountains
Don't Jump!
Don't Jump!
Northern Escarpment, Simien Mountains
Northern Escarpment, Simien Mountains
Panorama of the Northern Escarpment, Simien Mountains National Park
Panorama of the Northern Escarpment, Simien Mountains National Park
Northern Escarpment, Simien Mountains
Northern Escarpment, Simien Mountains
Some people liken the Simiens to the Grand Canyon...
Some people liken the Simiens to the Grand Canyon...
Simien Mountains National Park
Simien Mountains National Park
Road leading deeper into the park
Road leading deeper into the park
We hoped to get a lift to the top of the next peak to start the following day's trek
We hoped to get a lift to the top of the next peak to start the following day's trek
Simien Mountains National Park
Simien Mountains National Park
Male Gelada Baboon, Simien Mts
Male Gelada Baboon, Simien Mts
Although called baboons, the Gelada are actually monkies
Although called baboons, the Gelada are actually monkies
The Gelada grazing
The Gelada grazing
Keith with a troop of Gelada grazing in the shade
Keith with a troop of Gelada grazing in the shade
Gelada, Simien Mountains
Gelada, Simien Mountains
Female Gelada scratching her ankle
Female Gelada scratching her ankle
...and now the other side...
...and now the other side...
Dusing oestrus, the red patch on the chest will brighten
Dusing oestrus, the red patch on the chest will brighten
Gelada - Theropithecus gelada
Gelada - Theropithecus gelada
Researchers named one dominant male like this Chewbaca
Researchers named one dominant male like this "Chewbaca"
The Gelada were totally undisturbed by our presence
The Gelada were totally undisturbed by our presence
Gelada with amazing eyes munching on grass
Gelada with amazing eyes munching on grass
Gelada infant riding its mother's back
Gelada infant riding its mother's back
Gelada baby clinging on for the ride
Gelada baby clinging on for the ride
The dominant male of this group
The dominant male of this group
Excuse me, mom....
Excuse me, mom....
EthiopiaJan09 1480.jpg
EthiopiaJan09 1480.jpg
Looking back to tomorrow's starting point
Looking back to tomorrow's starting point
View east towards Geech camp in the distance
View east towards Geech camp in the distance
Panorama atop Buyit Ras
Panorama atop Buyit Ras
Evening in the Simiens
Evening in the Simiens
Buyit Ras, Simien Mountains National Park
Buyit Ras, Simien Mountains National Park
Back at Simien Lodge after a 3 hour round-trip hike
Back at Simien Lodge after a 3 hour round-trip hike
Simien Lodge
Simien Lodge
Simien Lodge
Simien Lodge
Simien Lodge
Simien Lodge
Simien Lodge
Simien Lodge
Simien Lodge
Simien Lodge
Sundowner, Simien Lodge
Sundowner, Simien Lodge
Simien Sunset
Simien Sunset
Sunset from Simien Lodge
Sunset from Simien Lodge
Early morning the next day
Early morning the next day
Site of our evening sundowners behind the Simien Lodge
Site of our evening sundowners behind the Simien Lodge
Bright morning, Simien Lodge
Bright morning, Simien Lodge
We had to beg for a lift since our vehicle didn't stay with us
We had to beg for a lift since our vehicle didn't stay with us
Keith helped push-start this van securing us a lift a few miles down the road to our starting point
Keith helped push-start this van securing us a lift a few miles down the road to our starting point
The previous day we hiked along the distant cliffs of of Buyit Ras
The previous day we hiked along the distant cliffs of of Buyit Ras
Looking east along the northern escarpment
Looking east along the northern escarpment
The park is still inhabited by villagers.
The park is still inhabited by villagers.
When the park was established in 1969 there were only a few hundred villagers
When the park was established in 1969 there were only a few hundred villagers
Today, there are tens of thousands of villagers, placing the park on the UNESCO's endangered list
Today, there are tens of thousands of villagers, placing the park on the UNESCO's endangered list
Keith and the guide and scout
Keith and the guide and scout
Me, on the edge
Me, on the edge
I hate the hat but the sun is strong at these high altitudes only 13 degrees north of the equator
I hate the hat but the sun is strong at these high altitudes only 13 degrees north of the equator
Armed scouts are required
Armed scouts are required
Me, hiking along the ridge with the Gelada
Me, hiking along the ridge with the Gelada
We came across Gelada soon after the start of our trek
We came across Gelada soon after the start of our trek
Gelada coming towards us
Gelada coming towards us
Large male Gelada along the escarpment
Large male Gelada along the escarpment
Tree on the edge
Tree on the edge
Gelada walking along the escarpment, Simien Mts
Gelada walking along the escarpment, Simien Mts
Gelada appreciating his warm coat in the wind
Gelada appreciating his warm coat in the wind
Two young Gelada walking along the edge
Two young Gelada walking along the edge
Morning grooming
Morning grooming
Gelada foraging under a small bush
Gelada foraging under a small bush
Northern escarpment, Simien Mountains National Park
Northern escarpment, Simien Mountains National Park
Mother and baby Gelada, Simien Mountains
Mother and baby Gelada, Simien Mountains
Mother and baby Gelada, Simien Mountains
Mother and baby Gelada, Simien Mountains
Gelada, Simien Mountains
Gelada, Simien Mountains
Gelada grazing
Gelada grazing
A pair of serious looking female Geladas
A pair of serious looking female Geladas
Young Gelada sitting on the edge of the cliff
Young Gelada sitting on the edge of the cliff
Young Gelada raising his foot
Young Gelada raising his foot
Gelada Baboons on the cliff, Simien Mountains National Park
Gelada Baboons on the cliff, Simien Mountains National Park
Young Gelada scampering along the steep cliff face
Young Gelada scampering along the steep cliff face
Gelada grooming
Gelada grooming
Two Geladas behind a rock
Two Geladas behind a rock
Gelada morning routine - grooming
Gelada morning routine - grooming
Geladas - Simien Mountains
Geladas - Simien Mountains
A Gelada smile
A Gelada smile
Wow that's ugly!  Gelada grimacing
Wow that's ugly! Gelada grimacing
Gelada grooming, Simien Mountains National Park
Gelada grooming, Simien Mountains National Park
A Gelada passes behind me
A Gelada passes behind me
A large band of 100 or so Gelada with the park road, Simien Mountains
A large band of 100 or so Gelada with the park road, Simien Mountains
Simien Mountains National Park
Simien Mountains National Park
Paorama looking north towards the rugged lowlands
Paorama looking north towards the rugged lowlands
Northern Escarpment, Simien Mountains National Park
Northern Escarpment, Simien Mountains National Park
We soon encountered another large group of Gelada
We soon encountered another large group of Gelada
Gelada grooming
Gelada grooming
Gelada grooming near the edge
Gelada grooming near the edge
Gelada and the Northern Escarpment, Simien Mts
Gelada and the Northern Escarpment, Simien Mts
Park road leading to the east
Park road leading to the east
Large male Gelada
Large male Gelada
A large male Gelada yawning
A large male Gelada yawning
My what big teeth you have!
My what big teeth you have!
University of Michigan Gelada Research Project (UMGRP)
University of Michigan Gelada Research Project (UMGRP)
Uncommon sight - a Gelada in a tree
Uncommon sight - a Gelada in a tree
Large group of Gelada grooming
Large group of Gelada grooming
The escarpment trail rejoins the park road for a short distance
The escarpment trail rejoins the park road for a short distance
Park Road, Simien Mountains National Park
Park Road, Simien Mountains National Park
View of prominent pinnacles to the north of the Simiens
View of prominent pinnacles to the north of the Simiens
English-speaking guides are optional
English-speaking guides are optional
Grasshopper, Simien Mountains National Park
Grasshopper, Simien Mountains National Park
Looking farther east along the Northern Escarpment
Looking farther east along the Northern Escarpment
Near where the klipspringer disappeared
Near where the klipspringer disappeared
The camp at Sankaber is just a bit farther
The camp at Sankaber is just a bit farther
Me, Simien Mountains National Park
Me, Simien Mountains National Park
Sankaber camp
Sankaber camp
We stopped for lunch on that rocky cliff
We stopped for lunch on that rocky cliff
Panoramic view just west of Sankaber camp
Panoramic view just west of Sankaber camp
Lunch time panorama
Lunch time panorama
A few farms can be spotted beneath the escarpment
A few farms can be spotted beneath the escarpment
The trail descends to rejoin the park road
The trail descends to rejoin the park road
The park road leading to Sankaber, Simien Mountains
The park road leading to Sankaber, Simien Mountains
Red flowering bushes, Simien Mountains
Red flowering bushes, Simien Mountains
Red flowering bushes, Simien Mountains
Red flowering bushes, Simien Mountains
The south side of the Simien Mountains just west of Sankaber
The south side of the Simien Mountains just west of Sankaber
To cut down on backtracking to the lodge we looped back on a portion of the park road
To cut down on backtracking to the lodge we looped back on a portion of the park road
...which was a very dusty proposition...
...which was a very dusty proposition...
Panorama with Simien Lodge in the distant west seen from 13.2222N/38.026177E
Panorama with Simien Lodge in the distant west seen from 13.2222N/38.026177E
Farmer we came across during my avoid backtracking shortcut
Farmer we came across during my avoid backtracking shortcut
Threshing with a team of four white horses, Simien Mountains National Park
Threshing with a team of four white horses, Simien Mountains National Park
Cutting across a valley to avoid a large loop in the road
Cutting across a valley to avoid a large loop in the road
Gelada heading to a small stream in the valley we crossed
Gelada heading to a small stream in the valley we crossed
Valley, Simien Mountains National Park
Valley, Simien Mountains National Park
Panoramic view of the valley we cut across
Panoramic view of the valley we cut across
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EthiopiaJan09 1777.jpg
Thatched hut of farmers living inside Simien National Park
Thatched hut of farmers living inside Simien National Park
The authorities are having great difficulty resettling the growing population outside the park
The authorities are having great difficulty resettling the growing population outside the park
Thatched hut, Simien Mountains National Park
Thatched hut, Simien Mountains National Park
Back at the point where we started that morning 5 1/2 hours earlier
Back at the point where we started that morning 5 1/2 hours earlier
Taking a break before tackling the last hour and a half back to the lodge
Taking a break before tackling the last hour and a half back to the lodge
Panorama of Northern Escarpment, Simien Mountains National Park
Panorama of Northern Escarpment, Simien Mountains National Park
Passing a troop of Gelada
Passing a troop of Gelada
Speckled Pigeon, Simien Mountains National Park
Speckled Pigeon, Simien Mountains National Park
Panorama from Simien Lodge late afternoon
Panorama from Simien Lodge late afternoon
Simien Lodge
Simien Lodge
Gouder - Red wine of Ethiopia
Gouder - Red wine of Ethiopia
It can't be that bad...it got an award from the DDR!
It can't be that bad...it got an award from the DDR!
Keith with two American girls we ran into trekking - who were also at the Circle Hotel in Gondar for Obama's inauguration
Keith with two American girls we ran into trekking - who were also at the Circle Hotel in Gondar for Obama's inauguration
The two Americans with an Australian guy who was looking for a lift to Axum
The two Americans with an Australian guy who was looking for a lift to Axum
Our American and Australian friends
Our American and Australian friends
Another African sunset, Simien Lodge
Another African sunset, Simien Lodge
I must admit...it was too cold at night for me to get enthoused about stargazing
I must admit...it was too cold at night for me to get enthoused about stargazing
The bar and fireside lounge, Simien Lodge
The bar and fireside lounge, Simien Lodge
Sinner at Simien Lodge
Sinner at Simien Lodge
Morning of our second full day in the Simiens
Morning of our second full day in the Simiens
We hired a minivan today to take us to Chenek and the viewpoint at Mount Bwahit
We hired a minivan today to take us to Chenek and the viewpoint at Mount Bwahit
Passing our turnaround point from the day before
Passing our turnaround point from the day before
Large domestic herd within park boundaries
Large domestic herd within park boundaries
Valley leading south from the park road
Valley leading south from the park road
The park road cut into the side of the mountain headed to Chenek
The park road cut into the side of the mountain headed to Chenek
Looking down into a heavily farmed valley
Looking down into a heavily farmed valley
Dozens of native thatched rondavels among terraced fields within the park
Dozens of native thatched rondavels among terraced fields within the park
Main park road, Simien Mountains National Park
Main park road, Simien Mountains National Park
Domesticated sheep, Simien Mountains National Park
Domesticated sheep, Simien Mountains National Park
Sheep along side the park road
Sheep along side the park road
Giant Lobelia - distinctive plants we first encountered approaching Chenek
Giant Lobelia - distinctive plants we first encountered approaching Chenek
Lobelia rhynchopetalum
Lobelia rhynchopetalum
Giant Lobelia - very palm looking
Giant Lobelia - very palm looking
Giant Lobelia in bloom (right)
Giant Lobelia in bloom (right)
Construction along the park road near Chenek
Construction along the park road near Chenek
Giant Lobelia - Lobelia rhynchopetalum
Giant Lobelia - Lobelia rhynchopetalum
The start of our morning hike at Chenek
The start of our morning hike at Chenek
I'd been wanting to do this shot for a while...
I'd been wanting to do this shot for a while...
Me with the scout's AK-47
Me with the scout's AK-47
Stunning view from a cut in rock to the steep cliffs of Imet Gogo and Inatye
Stunning view from a cut in rock to the steep cliffs of Imet Gogo and Inatye
Inatye, Simien Mountains National Park
Inatye, Simien Mountains National Park
This is one of the most impressive views in an impressive park
This is one of the most impressive views in an impressive park
Keith looking over the edge at a sheer drop off
Keith looking over the edge at a sheer drop off
Panorama from the big hole in the cliff west of Chenek
Panorama from the big hole in the cliff west of Chenek
View north from Chenek
View north from Chenek
Inatye and Imet Gogo
Inatye and Imet Gogo
Forest of Giant Lobelia, Simien National Park
Forest of Giant Lobelia, Simien National Park
Panorama near Chenek of Inatye and Imet Gogo, Simien Mountains National Park
Panorama near Chenek of Inatye and Imet Gogo, Simien Mountains National Park
Stunning landscape, worth the journey
Stunning landscape, worth the journey
If we had another day, the trek to Imet Gogo and Geech looked very worthwhile
If we had another day, the trek to Imet Gogo and Geech looked very worthwhile
Looking west from Chenek
Looking west from Chenek
The trail to Geech goes up that way
The trail to Geech goes up that way
This part of the Simiens blew away what we had seen earlier
This part of the Simiens blew away what we had seen earlier
Northern Escarpment, Simien Mountains National Park
Northern Escarpment, Simien Mountains National Park
Chenek, Simien Mountains National Park
Chenek, Simien Mountains National Park
Park ranger hut at Chenek, Simien Mountains National Park
Park ranger hut at Chenek, Simien Mountains National Park
Park ranger hut at Chenek, Simien Mountains National Park
Park ranger hut at Chenek, Simien Mountains National Park
Park ranger hut at Chenek, Simien Mountains National Park
Park ranger hut at Chenek, Simien Mountains National Park
Ethiopian license plate (Addis Ababa)
Ethiopian license plate (Addis Ababa)
Land Cruiser belonging to Ethiopian Rift Valley Safaris
Land Cruiser belonging to Ethiopian Rift Valley Safaris
Ethiopiain Rift Valley Safaris Land Cruiser at Chenek
Ethiopiain Rift Valley Safaris Land Cruiser at Chenek
The cliffs around Chenek are prime habitat for the Walia Ibex
The cliffs around Chenek are prime habitat for the Walia Ibex
The road to Axum leads past those formations but from here that's a long drive to cover that short distance
The road to Axum leads past those formations but from here that's a long drive to cover that short distance
The ranger camp at Chenek
The ranger camp at Chenek
Tree on the escarpment, Chenek
Tree on the escarpment, Chenek
Giant Lobelia, Chenek
Giant Lobelia, Chenek
Remove nothing from the park except your foot-prints
"Remove nothing from the park except your foot-prints"
Looking for Walia Ibex along the cliffs at Chenek
Looking for Walia Ibex along the cliffs at Chenek
Even if we don't see Ibex this panorama is worth the journey
Even if we don't see Ibex this panorama is worth the journey
View north from Chenek
View north from Chenek
We're in luck....Walia Ibex - Capra walie
We're in luck....Walia Ibex - Capra walie
No relation to palm trees....
No relation to palm trees....
Walia Ibex, an Ethiopian endemic of which only several hundred remain
Walia Ibex, an Ethiopian endemic of which only several hundred remain
Walia Ibex congregate around Chenek
Walia Ibex congregate around Chenek
Walia Ibex near the Chenek campsite, Simien Mountains National Park
Walia Ibex near the Chenek campsite, Simien Mountains National Park
Walia Ibex habitat ranges from 2500 to 4500m
Walia Ibex habitat ranges from 2500 to 4500m
The Walia Ibex seem well acclimated to humans
The Walia Ibex seem well acclimated to humans
Imet Gogo, Simien Mountains National Park
Imet Gogo, Simien Mountains National Park
Little Brown Bird
Little Brown Bird
A second group of Walia Ibex, also near Chenek
A second group of Walia Ibex, also near Chenek
Walia Ibex, Simien Mountains National Park
Walia Ibex, Simien Mountains National Park
Walia Ibex, Simien Mountains National Park
Walia Ibex, Simien Mountains National Park
Ethiopians living within the Simien Mountains National Park
Ethiopians living within the Simien Mountains National Park
Ethiopians living within the Simien Mountains National Park
Ethiopians living within the Simien Mountains National Park
The Ibex can be difficult to spot
The Ibex can be difficult to spot
Walia Ibex, Simien Mountains National Park
Walia Ibex, Simien Mountains National Park
Walia Ibex, Simien Mountains National Park
Walia Ibex, Simien Mountains National Park
Walia Ibex, Simien Mountains National Park
Walia Ibex, Simien Mountains National Park
Walia Ibex, Simien Mountains National Park
Walia Ibex, Simien Mountains National Park
Walia Ibex, Simien Mountains National Park
Walia Ibex, Simien Mountains National Park
Walia Ibex, Simien Mountains National Park
Walia Ibex, Simien Mountains National Park
Walia Ibex passing where Keith was waiting
Walia Ibex passing where Keith was waiting
Walia Ibex
Walia Ibex
Giant Labelia in bloom
Giant Labelia in bloom
Looking back towards Chenek
Looking back towards Chenek
We continued by van farther east along the park road
We continued by van farther east along the park road
Simien National Park road from Chenek up Mount Bwahit
Simien National Park road from Chenek up Mount Bwahit
Switchbacks climbing up from Chenek
Switchbacks climbing up from Chenek
I'm glad we're not walking this part....
I'm glad we're not walking this part....
Switchbacks leading up Mount Bwahit, Simien Mountain National Park
Switchbacks leading up Mount Bwahit, Simien Mountain National Park
The bus station for people who live in the beyond the eastern escarpment
The "bus station" for people who live in the beyond the eastern escarpment
Until the road is completed into the valley below Ras Dashen, they have to walk here to catch a truck to Debark
Until the road is completed into the valley below Ras Dashen, they have to walk here to catch a truck to Debark
The van we hired for the day, $125
The van we hired for the day, $125
Even here at this high altitude, near 4200m, there are Gelada
Even here at this high altitude, near 4200m, there are Gelada
Gelada with the impressive switchbacks of the park road, Simien Mts
Gelada with the impressive switchbacks of the park road, Simien Mts
Galada mother carrying a youngster
Galada mother carrying a youngster
Gelada high on the slopes of Mount Bwahit
Gelada high on the slopes of Mount Bwahit
Did I mention I'm glad we didn't have to walk that....
Did I mention I'm glad we didn't have to walk that....
Giant Labelia at 4200m
Giant Labelia at 4200m
Mount Bwahit, Simien Mountains National Park
Mount Bwahit, Simien Mountains National Park
Mount Bwahit - 4430m (14,534ft)
Mount Bwahit - 4430m (14,534ft)
Keith surveying the landscape
Keith surveying the landscape
Keith as Lewis and Clark
Keith as "Lewis and Clark"
Me and Keith with the Ras Dashen Escarpment
Me and Keith with the Ras Dashen Escarpment
Looking across to Ras Dashen, 4554m (14,990ft)
Looking across to Ras Dashen, 4554m (14,990ft)
Panorama of Ras Dashen, the highest mountain in Ethiopia
Panorama of Ras Dashen, the highest mountain in Ethiopia
Panorama from the Bwahit viewpoint
Panorama from the Bwahit viewpoint
Keith with Ras Dashen, Simien Mts.
Keith with Ras Dashen, Simien Mts.
300 degree panorama, Mt. Bwahit, Simien Mountains National Park
300 degree panorama, Mt. Bwahit, Simien Mountains National Park
The road which continues past Mount Bwahit towards Ras Dashen
The "road" which continues past Mount Bwahit towards Ras Dashen
The park road circling Mount Bwahit is being improved....
The park road circling Mount Bwahit is being improved....
Ice at 4200m, Simien Mountains National Park
Ice at 4200m, Simien Mountains National Park
Back at the bus station
Back at the "bus station"
If you book a car, make sure the extension past Chenek is included....
If you book a car, make sure the extension past Chenek is included....
Giant Labelia in bloom with Imet Gogo in the distance
Giant Labelia in bloom with Imet Gogo in the distance
Giant Labelia in bloom with Imet Gogo in the distance
Giant Labelia in bloom with Imet Gogo in the distance
Giant Labelia in bloom with Imet Gogo in the distance
Giant Labelia in bloom with Imet Gogo in the distance
Looking down 600m below....
Looking down 600m below....
The park road near its high point below Mount Bwahit
The park road near its high point below Mount Bwahit
180 degree panorama from the park road, Mount Bwahit, looking towards Chenek and Imet Gogo
180 degree panorama from the park road, Mount Bwahit, looking towards Chenek and Imet Gogo
Imet Gogo from Mount Bwahit, Simien Mountains National Park
Imet Gogo from Mount Bwahit, Simien Mountains National Park
The serpentine park road leading from Mt Bwahit to Chenek
The serpentine park road leading from Mt Bwahit to Chenek
300 degree panorama from Mt Bwahit
300 degree panorama from Mt Bwahit
Giant Labelia and Imet Gogo, Simien Mountains National Park
Giant Labelia and Imet Gogo, Simien Mountains National Park
Back by the bus station.....
Back by the bus station.....
Another brief Walia Ibex encounter
Another brief Walia Ibex encounter
A large village with farmland below the cliffs of Chenek
A large village with farmland below the cliffs of Chenek
A large village with farmland below the cliffs of Chenek
A large village with farmland below the cliffs of Chenek
A large village with farmland below the cliffs of Chenek
A large village with farmland below the cliffs of Chenek
Chenek, Simien Mountains National Park
Chenek, Simien Mountains National Park
Amewalca Primary School, Chenek
Amewalca Primary School, Chenek
Walia Ibex, Chenek
Walia Ibex, Chenek
That's the mountain we just drove up, Mt. Bwahit
That's the mountain we just drove up, Mt. Bwahit
Chenek, alt 3620m, 58 km from Debark
Chenek, alt 3620m, 58 km from Debark
The Geech Abyss can't be appreciated from the park road
The Geech Abyss can't be appreciated from the park road
Geech Abyss, Simien Mountains
Geech Abyss, Simien Mountains
Geech Abyss from the park road, Simien Mountains
Geech Abyss from the park road, Simien Mountains
Golden jackal (Canis aureus) Simien Mountains, Ethiopia
Golden jackal (Canis aureus) Simien Mountains, Ethiopia
We didn't manage to spot the rare Ethiopian wolf
We didn't manage to spot the rare Ethiopian wolf
Back to the scenery
Back to the scenery
Panorama from the park road above the Geech Abyss
Panorama from the park road above the Geech Abyss
I'd call that Pyramid Peak or something like that
I'd call that Pyramid Peak or something like that
The waterfall can't be seen from here
The waterfall can't be seen from here
Waterfall - must be amazing in the wet season
Waterfall - must be amazing in the wet season
Jin Bahir River plunges 800m into the Geech Abyss
Jin Bahir River plunges 800m into the Geech Abyss
Waterfall viewpoint
Waterfall viewpoint
Me on the edge, Geech Abyss
Me on the edge, Geech Abyss
Panorama of the Geech Abyss and waterfall
Panorama of the Geech Abyss and waterfall
Geech Abyss, Simien Mountains National Park
Geech Abyss, Simien Mountains National Park
Hemprich's Hornbill (?), Simien Mountains
Hemprich's Hornbill (?), Simien Mountains
Hemprich's Hornbill (?), Simien Mountains
Hemprich's Hornbill (?), Simien Mountains
Back at the lodge at the end of the day
Back at the lodge at the end of the day
Our 3rd Simien Mountain sunset
Our 3rd Simien Mountain sunset
Our 3rd Simien Mountain sunset
Our 3rd Simien Mountain sunset
The driver from Gondar is back to take us to Axum
The driver from Gondar is back to take us to Axum
Shadow of the Land Cruiser in the early morning
Shadow of the Land Cruiser in the early morning
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