30 gennaio 2013
Passeggiata - Walk 30.01.2013
Durante la passeggiata, un cinghiale maschio ha attraversato il sentiero davanti a noi con tanta fretta e facendo tanto rumore! Domani sarà l'ultimo giorno di caccia per i cinghiali e l'eco dei cani da caccia e degli spari, che ovviamente non provenivano dalla riserva, rimbombavano nelle valli tra colline circostanti, facendo sperare in un febbraio più sereno.
With a temperature of 10 degrees and brilliant sunshine, today was an ideal day for a hike in the Nature Reserve "Cornate e Fosini." We left the cars parked in the vicinity of the "Cava di Romano" and set out on trail n°10 for Frasseta. Before reaching Frasseta, we came across a 3-way intersection of trails and we took the right, leaving behind the trail marked with red & white stripes, choosing instead to follow the easily visible trail running through a forest of Hop Hornbeam. At a certain point, on our right up in a tree there is a small white arrow marked with a "4" which indicates a very small trail into the woods. Following this trail for about 50m, you suddenly find yourself on a rocky outcrop that provides a fabulous view overlooking Fosini castle, Pavone valley and on your left, Castelnuovo Val di Cecina.
During the walk, a large male wild boar came crashing out of the woods and crossed the trail in front of us, quite obviously in a hurry! Tomorrow is the last day of the wild boar hunting season and while shots didn't come from within the reserve, the air was filled with the echoes of hunting dogs barking and shots firing from the surrounding hills. Perhaps February will be more peaceful.