I walked back down the hill and turned onto the dirt road and began winding along the edge of the gorge above Torrente Meduna. After a bit you descend to the bottom of the gorge, which is mostly carved giant boulders and rock walls, with the Meduna's whitewater taking up about a third of the gorge floor. I missed a turn down here and continued along the gorge bottom instead of taking the trail upward. It got rougher, soon I was using handholds and looking for footrests on the VW bus-sized boulders. It reminded me of Yuba River upstream from the wooden covered bridge at Bridgeport, California. When the water stretched across the width of the gorge bottom surrounded by rock walls I decide to climb out. I scrambled upward holding onto saplings, rocks, etc until I reached the trail again.
I walked quickly along this well-made trail and eventually reached Frassaneit, an abandoned village in the middle of nowhere. Next time I'll try to continue (on foot) to Lago Cà Zul, which I previously tried to reach through the unlit wet, unpaved 3 km tunnel from Lago Cà Selva, but chickened out after 500 meters.
|Go left here|
|Looking down into Torrente Meduna gorge|
|Waterfall viewed from ponte over Rio Fisar|
|Turn right and go up those rough rocky stairs|
|The ruins of families' homes at Frassaneit|
|Bridge abutments but the bridge is long gone|
|Salamander along the trail|
|Torrente Meduna gorge|