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Riale Ancino

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The Riale Ancino disgorges into San Bernardino where it does a spectacular loop around a prominent cliff. Standing on this flat stone, one has an unobstructed view over the whole bend.

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A: Flussbiegung vor Orfalecchio

Par Kay F. Jahnke, à 100 mètres

A few hundred metres downstream from Orfalecchio, the San Bernardino runs in a bend around a prominen...

Flussbiegung vor Orfalecchio

B: bathing spot

Par Kay F. Jahnke, à 100 mètres

At the river bend near Orfalecchio the trail passes on the riverbank, so it's easy to get down to the...

bathing spot

C: River Bend Near Orfalecchio

Par Kay F. Jahnke, à 140 mètres

Near Alpe Orfalecchio, the San Bernardino loops around a prominent cliff. The riverbed is strewn with...

River Bend Near Orfalecchio

D: Ford downriver from Orfalecchio April 2012

Par Kay F. Jahnke, à 340 mètres

This image was taken at pretty much the same spot as another one I took in summer. Instead of lush gr...

Ford downriver from Orfalecchio April 2012

E: Ford downstream from Orfalecchio

Par Kay F. Jahnke, à 350 mètres

Ner the mouth of Val Foiera, the river can be forded to the left bank, where a little-used trail runs...

Ford downstream from Orfalecchio

F: Orfalecchio to Velina 1

Par Kay F. Jahnke, à 560 mètres

Orfalecchio to Velina 1

G: Ridge above Val Foiera, April 2012

Par Kay F. Jahnke, à 700 mètres

You might say I'm repeating myself, but I thought this pre-springtime image shows a different aspect ...

Ridge above Val Foiera, April 2012

H: View From Ridge Above Val Foiera

Par Kay F. Jahnke, à 700 mètres

The old mulattiera from Corte Bue to Orfalecchio passes over this ridge, and this image is taken from...

View From Ridge Above Val Foiera

I: ridge above Val Foiera

Par Kay F. Jahnke, à 710 mètres

ridge above Val Foiera

J: Orfalecchio to Velina 2

Par Kay F. Jahnke, A 1.0 km

Orfalecchio to Velina 2

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