15-Apr-2002 -- An attempt with some effort…. After a visit to Assisi on our way to Lago di Garda we wanted do an easy CP, 46°N13°E seemed to be the one. According to visitor#1 it was easy to approach ... easy to get there ….
From the maps we could not find any approach to this point, but the available ones are frequently not very accurate, therefore we left Civitella di Romagna on the SS310 toward NE and hoped to find there an appropriate road. So we crossed 44°N and did not find the promised easy access. Before we reached the junction to the SP76 to SE we entered a small road, winding up the mountain in order to observe the terrain. At an altitude of 545m we had a good view to the south, but were 3km away. There was no way to continue.
The next attempt, back toward in direction Civitella di Romagna, a narrow road ended at the end of the valley at a huge, unmanned plant. So we continued to the SP76 in order to start attempts from there. Soon we found a sign ‘BONALDA’ and the direction promised good chances of success. After some kilometres, on a partly very bad, steep road, we reached the farm in 540 m altitude secured by dogs. Still ~2km remained to the southwest – NO WAY.
Finally we circled the CP area on the SP76 back to Civitella di Romagna. All the time we had to measure the distances in kilometres. We had given up already and drove on the SS310 toward northeast. Just briefly after the town we discovered another small road to the southeast. The last attempt!
To the left again the manufacturing plant, the direction seemed to be perfect. When we had come approx. 500m close, we reached a farm, which is guarded by a min. of ten dogs. Now the area looked more similar to the photos of visitor#1. However our GPS showed into the other direction, behind the hill. Past the farm we tried it now from the east. We could discover however no entrance, only wooded slopes on the other side of the hill. Here we turned back again, since the distance became larger already and no entrance appeared.
Again passed the dogs, which now attacked our car, but after a stop they became peaceful. At about 500m from the west we noticed a forest track blocked by a locked barrier. We continued to drive further west up to a distance of ~900m. Now it began to rain and we decided to terminate the expedition.
With appropriate time and weather it should be however no problem to reach the CP by foot. Thanks to Ulrike Wiesner and Luca Bartolini it was proven that visitor#1 had not been at this point, but 43°N 12°E. In the meantime the respective report was shifted by the project co-ordinator.
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