canyon exploring with Michele Angileri
Fosso di Stipes (Fosso dei Vignaletti)
Very near to Turano dam, clearly visible from the village of Posticciola, a stream descends to river Turano coming from the countryside of Stipes.
It is a few engaged canyon, from which you can exit at every point. In summer some flow remains, there are pools and a few beautiful waterfalls set in a pristine environment,
home of the spectacled salamander (which lives only in the Appennines).
I remember ...
My way of going through canyons changed with the years. So today I see canyons in a way that is different from it was some years ago. Now I can see a beautiful canyon where once I saw nothing interesting.
This happened with Fosso di Stipes. About in 1994 I discovered this few engaged canyon, and I did a sharp recognition, at the end of which I judged the canyon not interesting, simply because stream never encloses in narrows. But something remained in my head, and as the years passed I sometimes found myself thinking of that little canyon and the beautiful waterfall under the stone-arch. So one day I decided to go there again, with rope and wetsuit. And the Fosso di Stipes looked much different than the first time. My friend Paolo and I really liked the canyon, and the same happened to those who descended it in the following years.
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