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At the end of Salto valley, a few kilometers from town of Rieti, there is an unusual canyoning place. The peculiar feature is pudding-rock in huge compact layers, giving landscape peculiar shapes and colors. Moreover pudding is also tender for water, so every little stream can dig a canyon. That's why we find a very high concentration of canyons here!
Right side of Salto Valley in Balzi area is much steeper than left size. It has high and long walls, on which many difficult free climbing paths are traced. 2 streams go down right side: Fosso Pozzeria and Fosso Dannote. You can go down through them by a sequence of rappels very near one another. Both streams are usually dry.
Among the numerous dry cascades of Fosso Pozzeria, 2 are very beautiful. First one is the Gran Panorama, an overhanging open cascade with a great view on the valley and hills around. Second one is the amazing final cascade 110 meters high, carved in very compact pudding rock.
I remember ...
Half the descent we were on the top of a really scary waterfall, which height was difficult to estimate. Waterfall
(dry, of course) was completely overhanged. Moreover at its bottom stream continued steep to throw itself in final narrows. Looking from
above it was almost like to fly!
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