River Hiking - Rio Schiaviroli (Northen Italy) (part 2-to reach the riverbed despite of the tangled vegetation)

River Hiking - Rio Schiaviroli (Northen Italy) (part 2-to reach the riverbed despite of the tangled vegetation)


I have just written about Rio Schiaviroli here

https://www.publish0x.com/nature-tells-tales-it-is-not-fiction-its-nature/river-hiking-rio-schiaviroli-northen-italy-part-1-tangled-ve-xyvlooo

While in other languages the word "Rio" stands for "river" in general, in the Italian language it has a specific connotation and it stands for a very small water stream.

The images published in the previous post showed a sort of small ditch full of vegetation where it was impossible to enter without taking the risk to get hurt from nettles and brambles or to fall down.

 

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That was a part of the watercourse passing through an urban area so I decided to go back along the river path trying to find a place where it was possible to get off in the ditch.

First I followed what it seemed a path into the vegetation (Rio Schiviroli is on the left of the image).

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I had to stop after some tens of meters as a farmer had blocked the passage with a fence and I couldn't go on.

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There was no water in the riverbed but it was not simple to get off without the help of a rope (which I had not).

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So I returned back on my steps, took a country road to arrive in the same place, but beyond the fence (the trees on the left mark the presence of the Rio Schiviroli).

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I walk several hundred meters to check the best place to descend in the river that was a few meters below the countryside ground level.

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Finally, I got it. I could walk on the riverbed as in such a kind of water stream the water is present only when it rains heavily.

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The bed is coated with pebbles and boulders that are too big to be transported away by water flow. It seems to walk along a road but it is a river, a very small river. 

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I find these kinds of places fantastic and adventurous: to walk some meters below the countryside level, along a road that is not a road, hidden by vegetation even if not so far from an urban area (some km).

During the short hiking, I met a dog that was running free and enjoying himself.

While I was returning back I found the owner that was looking for her dog to whom I gave Infos to achieve it.

 

 

 

All images were taken by me with a 5 MPx camera

 

 

 


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