canyon exploring with Michele Angileri
The Alfina Plateau is a flood basalt plateau situated between river Paglia and Lake Bolsena. It hosts wide tilled grounds and
oak woods, a few farmhouses, a couple of nice villages and castles like Torre Alfina and San Quirico. It is, in short, a green
relaxing italian landscape.
Fosso Bagnolo is the only perennial creek of Alfina Plateau that is interesting to canyoning. By chance, the sources that are usually found at the base of the basalt walls here are located upstream, and therefore the blacks rock falls (few but beautiful) that characterize this stream are enlivened by a pleasant water jet.
The descent of Fosso Bagnolo can be concatenated with the very near Fosso dell'Aquilonaccio.
I remember ...
That day in Narni was holding the annual cavers (mainly) and canyoneers meeting, with participants from the whole Italy and also from foreign nations.
In the past years Andrea and I did hundreds of kilometers to reach the meeting place and spend a couple of days there. That year the meeting was hosted
in Narni, near our home, so it would have been logical that we were both there, talking and wandering around the stands and exhibitions ...
Just out of curiosity: that being so, dear reader, between going around Narni with a plastic bracelet on the wrist and a card hung at neck, meeting those acquaintances you've never called during the year and who have never looked for you but that embrace you with a 32 teeth smile, and maybe buy a bit of gear probably available at lower price on the internet, and eating junk food sitting on un uncomfortable table in Narni's square, and wandering through exhibitions that show what others had previously shown on youtube, facebook, ... between all this (offered at the price of 30 € + cost of food + cost of the material) and exploring (for free) two canyons, no ... two two natural treasures located a couple of weeks before in the Alfina Plateau, what would you have chosen?
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