canyon exploring with Michele Angileri
Forests, granite surrounded by luxuriant vegetation, pools and some cascades are the elements that make up this typical canyon of Sila mounts, an ideal destination on hot summer days for those who love to move through the wilderness.
I remember ...
Saverio is a free spirit, who likes to get lost in Nature and then find the way back. Nature attracts him, sucks him in, and he goes in ecstasy away from earthly things, from the details of everyday life ...
At the beginning of descent we realized that Saverio was no longer with us. We had all come together to the ford. Then Domenico and I had continued along the
track beyond the creek to see if there was a better startpoint, but soon it was clear that the ford was the best startpoint, and so we came back.
What to do? go down the creek in three counting on the fact that we would find Saverio by the car in the evening? I wanted to make one last attempt. I came back with the intention of arriving at a high point from which my booing whistle could have been more easily heard. However I began to whistle before leaving the shore ... and finally a reply whistle came to me. It came from above, from the hill that separates Spina dell'Asino from the next valley. A few minutes later, Saverio reappeared and the descent could take place more or less normally.
But the mystery remains: how did Saverio disappear and reappear there? I have a couple of hypotheses ...
To say the truth, I also have another hypothesis to explain the disappearance of Saverio (he followed me and Domenico along the track, then, distracted by thoughts,
he inadvertently overcame us when we had left the track to watch the stream from above, so he found himself climbing alone the dirt road, thinking that we were
further ahead and that the canyon was beyond the hill) ...
Photo 22 by Giuseppe Viggiani
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