National Geographic : 1925 Jun
Photograph by Harry V. Harlan A CANYON ON THE HIGH PLATEAU OE ABYSSINIA Streams have cut the surface of the plateau and in certain places have eroded canyons of great extentand forbidding depths, which make traveling difficult. The trails follow the high ground where possible, but canyons frequently necessitate hazardous descents and climbs, ortime-consuming detours several miles in length. Many picturesque villages of grass-thatched huts nestle in the small canyons toescape the fierce wind blowing over the eastern escarpment toward the Sahara. Scattered wormwood trees often surround the villages.