canyon exploring with Michele Angileri
Canyon delle Timpe Rosse
The eastern side of Sila Massif features harsh young hills made of tender sandstone and conglomerate. These rocks are so tender to be easily carved by the streams, but they are compact enough to make walls more than 100 meters tall. So the landscape here is tormented, and the roads go winding for many kilometers even for joining the nearest villages, avoiding walls and ravines. Moreover roads often fall down with landslides.
In the tender rocks of these hills streams dug nice narrow canyons like the Timpe Rosse, whose name comes from the pink-red color of sandstone. It's a non-technical, very short canyon featuring peculiar forms and colors.
I remember ...
It wasn't easy finding the approach path. When we found it we realized it had been a tourist path, made for bringing the tourists down
to the mouth of canyon, but years without maintenance have ruined it. Bushes had grown in the path, the steps had gone broken and deep
holes had appeared.
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