canyon exploring with Michele Angileri
Fosso dei Varconi
The Varconi canyon descends gently towards the nearby Lake Corbara, enclosed between walls surmounted by often impenetrable vegetation.
Stone corridors follow one another for a long time, very narrow in some points, wider in others, with small waterfalls and downclimbs, giving sensations of strong
isolation and wilderness.
I remember ...
The vegetation of the Umbrian hills can sometimes be hostile, but it becomes absolutely terrible after a forest cut. Since there are no longer trees to feed on sunlight, this becomes available to shrubs. If the area is humid, the ground quickly becomes covered with brambles, hawthorns, sarsaparillas, ... which intertwine with broom, myrtle, strawberry tree shrubs and collapsed trees, creating impassable barriers against which the dark gorge between landsliding walls just descended seems a peaceful place.
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