canyon exploring with Michele Angileri

Fosso di Riti

The water that flows through the Salto del Cieco canyon comes from the springs of the orographic right branch, called Fosso di Riti.

Upstream of the springs the Fosso, steep and open, features numerous dryfalls and nice erosions in white limestone.

Name Fosso di Riti
Area Umbria, Valnerina
Nearest village Ferentillo
Elevation loss 460 m
Length 1500 m
Highest cascade 20 m
Rock Limestone
Rating2
Shuttle Possible with off-road vehicles
Explored by Michele Angileri, Giorgio Ecker: october 12 2019

 

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I remember ...

The rains in the previous weeks had been exceptionally intense and violent. All the branches of the Salto del Cieco had been covered by a flood capable of moving tons of stones and smoothing the rocks. And where there were no rocks the bed consisted in a kind of path made of fine white gravel.
I would have liked to call that place Fosso Bianco (white creek), but that valley already had a name ...

Photos and video by Michele Angileri and Giorgio Ecker

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