The canyon of Saracena begins before the part explored in 2005. Though the upper canyon is much open and discontinuous, it has the typical
erosions and morphology of this creek.
I remember ...
The tenacious vegetation of these mountains is kept under control by local farmers and shepherds through the use of fire.
The frequently start fires to small vegetation spots. Usually fires does not spread out of the spot, however i fear them so much that I don't go
into a canyon if there is or there could be a fire in the vicinity. I know how fast a fire can spread in case of wind. Once I was trying to put out
a small fire in a meadow of dry grass and shrubs by my home, and the wind made fire jump me so that I suddenly was between two fires ...
I was there to descend another canyon, but a shepherd (always the same) had lighted a fire to a vegetation spot ...
So I went to upper Saracena instead.
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