Located in northwestern Africa, the Atlas Mountains span 1,200 miles and make up the backbone of the Maghrib, which is comprised of Algeria, Tunisia, and Morocco. A third of the year, hikers who trek through Mount Babor of the Little Kabylie region will encounter snow on their way to the peak. Other ranges, like the Moroccan High Atlas, are covered in snow a majority of the year.
The Atlas Mountains remain home to the Berber people, who still maintain their traditions, languages, and the law of kanun. Their homes are situated on high mountain crests among small villages. Most Berbers are sedentary farmers; however, some have adopted new forms of farming that lends to migration to lowland areas during harsh winters and meadowlands throughout the summers.