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Cascata di Valle Scura
The beautiful Valle Scura is divided in two parts by a transversal cliff. The ancient path that goes up the valley from Sigillo village to the high altitude meadows of Terminillo overcomes the cliff in the only, unsuspected weak point, made passable with some dry stone walls. The passage is awkward and tiring, and environment is mighty: so that part of the path and the place where it develops are known as Malopasso (bad pass).
The creek needs no path to overcome the cliff: it simply jumps down a 90 meters fall, made by 2 steps divided by a wide terrace.
I remember ...
I saw the fall for the first time in 1993, from afar, while I was doing a reconnaissance to prepare the exploration of
Fosso dei Cavalli. At that time, however, I was not interested in
rappelling single cascades, so I didn't plan to do it.
At last I did it, however ... and I found the bolts of a former descent! Moreover I went there in the wrong season, and I found little water.
Photos and video by Michele Angileri and Andrea Pucci
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