Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Lago del Fiastrone and Lame Rosse hike

25 Ottobre
My guests departed around 9:30 this morning and Bacco and I immediately followed them out the door to try a new hike.  I was hoping for peak Fall color, but wait until next week if you want to see the trees all turned.   This is an easy stroll which ends up in a place which will remind one of Zion National Park in Utah.
A view of Montalto Marche on the road to the trailhead

The dam which has formed the lake is the easiest place to start the trail, but if you want to walk along the lake as well, you can start up the road at the town (add an hour each way)

A view of Lago di Fiastro or Lago del Fiastrone from the dam with the tail end of the Sibillini mountains in the distance

The canyon below the dam

Your first view of the Lame Rosse, red blades after an easy 35-60 minute walk depending on your pace

Looks from here like a castle
Bacco walking through the martian terra

more spires

you can also explore little troughs which scale the heights to the left, if you don't bring your 33kg dog who can't climb 6 foot walls

With enough imagination you can see 2 eyes watching you from the hill behind to the left.  As you can see, we need another week or more to get the trees all turning.

Finally,  the lame rosse from the other side of the canyon where the road will take you home.
It is a nice and easy hike and you can get there from Umbria by taking the road for Macerata or from us by heading towards Sarnano, then up this canyon towards Fiastra

1 comment:

Robert Hamilton said...

Dwight, I love your posts. Great pics! Missing Italy more and more every day. Looking forward to reading more of your adventures.