Piste Update M13 - Assa to Smara
We did this piste about three weeks ago. The piste description in Sahara Overland is still accurate and easy to follow.
One minor comment is that the main track does not come out at the campsite at Km 372 (N26.51.4 W11.45.1) near Smara as per the waypoints. Instead it comes out about 7kms west of this point on the tarmac road to Smara and follows a new road that the Moroccans appear to be building for the last ten kms before reaching the tarmac.
If you are running short of petrol you may also be find some from the commander of the military checkpoint at Hawza (km 277). We borrowed about five litres and with typical Arabic hospitality they refused to accept any payment.
If anyone also finds a digital pentax camera on the right hand side of the piste that was lost at km78 (N28.12.4 W09.47.1), I would be most appreciative!