canyon exploring with Michele Angileri
On the hills that slope down towards river Noce, west of Mount Sirino, featuring populous and panoramic villages and a rural area full of crops and houses,
there are wild corners covered by impenetrable jungles fed by the abundance of water of this part of Basilicata.
I remember ...
That day I had thoughts running through my head, distracting me from the canyon. So I lost my balance on the very slippery rocks of the Torbido. Hitting the rock, the skin and underlying tissue opened sharply at the knee, as if cut by a scalpel, for about 7 cm, fortunately without any blood vessel being affected. Continuing the descent would have involved frequent immersion of the knee in stream's water. Furthermore, the wound had to be sutured as soon as possible and in the meantime I had to try not to flex the leg, to keep the edges close ...
According to GPS the car was very close, 600 m as the crow flies and 40 m below us. We could leave the shore and continue through the woods ... So the best solution
seemed getting out of the creek immediately.
Once at the car, we were back in the well-known modern world, made of tilled grounds and farmhouses joined by a dense network of asphalted roads. Nothing to suggest the existence of a wild and hostile world right next.
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