Click for the google map of Passo Silana, and Gorropu Canyon

Friday, 12 June 2015

I stayed at the B&B run by my guides at Passo Silana for 2 nights. My first morning there was a thunderstorm, so I took some movies of the lightning. I also took some short walks around the area. The rocks here are both granite and basalt.

Look at Sandra and Franco's site for a description of the area and their services (hiking, caving, climbing). I highly recommend them! Sandra is also a very good cook, and made an extra effort to get gluten-free food for me.

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40°11'21''N 9°32'8''E Elev: (map)

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The mouth of Gorropu Canyon

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PassoSilanaLightning_2015-06-12-044754.mp4 Movie 64 Seconds (71MB)

40°9'44''N 9°30'43''E Elev: (map)

Movies of the thunderstorm at 5AM on Friday morning.

PassoSilanaLightning_2015-06-12-045018.mp4 Movie 39 Seconds (46MB)

40°9'44''N 9°30'43''E Elev: (map)

Most of the lightning was cloud to cloud

PassoSilanaLightning_2015-06-12-045142.mp4 Movie 40 Seconds (48MB)

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Lots of nothing but dark, of course

PassoSilanaLightning_2015-06-12-045512.mp4 Movie 52 Seconds (60MB)

40°9'44''N 9°30'43''E Elev: (map)

I like this lightning movie the best

PassoSilanaLightning_2015-06-12-045622.mp4 Movie 48 Seconds (55MB)

40°9'44''N 9°30'43''E Elev: (map)

PassoSilanaLightning_2015-06-12-045754.mp4 Movie 51 Seconds (60MB)

40°9'44''N 9°30'43''E Elev: (map)

PassoSilanaLightning_2015-06-12-045958.mp4 Movie 52 Seconds (61MB)

40°9'44''N 9°30'43''E Elev: (map)

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Start of a trail to Gorropu Canyon
(not the trail we hiked)

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I hiked this short trail below the road to start the day

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40°9'44''N 9°30'43''E Elev: (map)

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This is the home of my guides, Sandra and Franco

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