Sunday, June 03, 2012
We climbed the tallest dune in the grouping of dunes we were in, known as Erg Chigaga. The climbing was difficult but the views were fantastic. There were a variety of camels wandering the dunes. We ran into one guy herding camels around, he asked us for a cigarette. I almost wished I had a cigarette to give him, since being a camel-herd in the Sahara is probably pretty rough sledding. On later reflection, I decided that as far as I know he just takes care of tourist camels, and probably gets all the cigarettes he wants.