canyon exploring with Michele Angileri
The solitary and wild Baccu Locci valley, on south-eastern side of Quirra plateau, hosted an important
mining district in 19th and 20th century, till 1965. In the upper part of the valley we see the abandoned mines,
barracks, refining plants and a little artificial lake which gave water to them.
Luckily the valley before the artificial lake wasn't interested by mining. So here environment is intact, and canyoneers may descend without poisoning risks the steep canyon of Baccu Locci.
I remember ...
Canyon exploring can be a long and complex activity ...
First you must locate a canyon. Sometimes it happens by chance, by passing near a canyon, but this happens rarely.
Most canyons hide themselves very well between mountains and woods.
Once canyon is located, begins the search for access paths. Sometimes it's very easy, other times it can be really hard, as for Baccu Locci ... Our first trial in may 2008 failed: we were drove back by the impassable bushes of Quirra plateau and we lost the right direction because the lack of reference points.
We got it at the second trial, but still it wasn't easy ...
Photos by Michele Angileri and Andrea Pucci
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