canyon exploring with Michele Angileri
Baccu Dilone (Riu Argallargiu)
The Quirra Plateau hosts the biggest military firing ground in Italy. Its central part is often bombed, with test or training purposes. The whole plateau is uninhabited. Centuries ago it was covered by a forest, while today only dense unpassable bushes cover the plateau in the parts not used as firing ground.
However there are parts of the plateau which doesn't belong to military ground. Here you find dense woods, and the
hidden majestic canyon Baccu Dilone, a great cut on metamorphic rocks of plateau's edge. This canyon has unusual forms
and colors, extraordinary.
I remember ...
Carlo lived many years in Algeria. He travelled in Sahara desert very much, and started a business as desert guide for
tourists. The algerian civil war of nineties forced him to return to Italy.
Now we are at the bottom of second cascade of Baccu Dilone, and Carlo tells me: Gueltas are like this place, with fewer bushes. The landscape is like this.
A guelta in Sardinia's plateaus.
Photos 1, 3, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13 by Andrea Pucci
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