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Monday, April 12, 1999
Hlotse (Leribe) to Sani Pass, Lesotho
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Sani Pass, Lesotho:
Latitude: 29° 35' 5" South
Longitude: 29° 17' 17" East
Altitude: 9526 feet
From Seattle: 11919 miles
Lodging: Hostel - Sani Top Chalet

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Today's Travel:
Country: Lesotho
Regions: Leribe, Butha-Buthe, Mokhotlong
Route: Roads: A1, A14
Start: Hlotse (Leribe)
Stop 1. Butha-Buthe
End:Sani Pass, Lesotho
Linear:103 miles
Weather: Mostly Sunny / Partial Sun

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Mountain vista Near Sani Pass, Lesotho

Clouds and mountain Near Sani Pass, Lesotho

Clouds and mountain Near Sani Pass, Lesotho

Clouds and mountain Near Sani Pass, Lesotho

Rock cairn Near Sani Pass, Lesotho

Land Rover Near Sani Pass, Lesotho

Clouds and mountain Near Sani Pass, Lesotho

Clouds and mountain Near Sani Pass, Lesotho

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 732
Linear Dist: 141547
Countries Visited: 53
Regions Visited: 208
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Hotels: 204
Friends / Family: 160
Camping: 107
Hostels: 199
Transit: 55
Other Lodging: 6
Beers: 2816
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Journal Entry:
The crafts center was a bit of a disappointment though Dean managed to buy a mohair cap. Next to do for the region was some dinosaur prints a few kilometers out of town - once again a bit of a disappointment. The prints weren't all that clear, and the hassle of dealing with a dozen people who wanted to guide you took away from the magic (clueless too "these ostrich and elephant tracks have been here a long time , almost a thousand years").

More gorgeous scenery today. Lesotho has definitely turned out to be one of the most spectacularly beautiful countries I've ever been in. More luscious green valleys and mountains. Proving its right to call itself "The Kingdom in the Sky", we drove almost an hour without the road dropping below 10,000 feet altitude (highest pass was 10,725 feet).

Near Sani Pass (tonight's stopping point) we stopped for photos of the clouds crashing into the mountains and watched the sun set. At Sani Pass we found accommodations at the nearby Sani Top Chalet lodge. Arranged horses for a all day trek to the peak of Thabana-Ntlenyana tomorrow. Had a few drinks at Africa's highest pub, then back to the backpackers accommodations for diner. Since the horses are showing up at eight tomorrow morning it was early to bed.


Related Sites:
US State Department Consular Information Sheets: Lesotho
CIA World Fact Book: Lesotho

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