canyon exploring with Michele Angileri
Certainly Fosso Rosciella is the less interesting canyoning trail in Cineto-Percile-Licenza area. The route consists in a long hike along creek bed. Rope is not needed because there are no cascades. You only need a wetsuit to protect your feet and legs and enjoy a bath in the few (avoidable) pools you meet. The place, however, is beautiful and pristine, a kind of primeval garden. Route is long and demanding, the sense of isolation is substantial, around the vegetation is dense and almost impassable, ...
Many of you would not classify this kind of route as "canyoning", but the environment and the overall difficulties place it well beyond pure and simple hiking.
I remember ...
You know, I like all kinds of canyons and creeks. In canyoning I do not look for adrenaline (which inevitably exists) nor the enterprise (which occasionally comes out),
and I do not judge canyoning routes on the number and height of waterfalls (though they are a very important feature).
Well, if I decided to talk about Fosso Rosciella on this site, it's because in the end Giorgio convinced me: if it's not hiking it must be canyoning.
Photos and video by Michele Angileri and Giorgio Ecker
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