canyon exploring with Michele Angileri
Torrente Duglia flows amidst the hills in western side of Sila mounts, face to the plain of river Crati.
Near the plain the hills tighten Duglia in a canyon whose sides are covered by woods and bush.
I remember ...
In Calabria it can be really hot in summer. Minimum temperatures might be over 25°C for weeks, and maximum above 40°C.
When it's so hot, the only outdoor activities that are safe from heath-shock are swimming at sea or canyoning in wet
That's why I have to do an approach trail even for Torrente Duglia! To reduce the strain I hide my heavy backpack, full of unuseful gear (but in canyon exploring you don't know if you will need a thing, so you have to bring all gear with you) by canyon's entry point. Then I park car at exit point, and then it's me hiking up to get to entry point again. And I have to complete this before 9 AM, or I will be in danger for a heath-shock.
But this is the game of canyon exploring, and I like it!
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