canyon exploring with Michele Angileri
The Valnerina (the valley of river Nera), almost all located in Umbria, originates on the slopes of Sibillini Mounts, which from the administrative point of view are part of the Marche region. The karst water of the Sibillini feed the headwaters of river Nera, and so do the streams of the west-central portion of the massif. The main among these ones is Torrente Ussita, by the homonymous village (a popular place for summer and winter holidays).
The median portion of torrent Ussita consists in a pretty canyon traversed by a perennial water flow. The canyon starts with a sequence of cascades known locally as Cascate delle Callarelle.
I remember ...
The exploration of the streams at the head of Valnerina has been carried out since the 80s. Strangely, however, the main stream,
the one that collects the waters of the others in the area, was neglected by the explorers of the canyons of Sibillini Mounts. The discovery
of Ussita canyon happened years later.
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