I am so mad because of the sleepless night I have had, but I try to see the bright side and I decide to see the sunrise. It is fantastic to see, the sun rising and then see its .
Cubanìa path, with the only difference that we do not go towards monte Rinatu. We get to the start of the path of Sartorius mounts, and we walk on its western side, as described on its page. We observe the craters and the volcanic bombs. We get to what for me is , together with the forest ranger that shows to us the . The path continues to the west, towards the CAI refuge of and once we cross the torrent (locally called "Sciambro") we continue towards the north, until we reach the in piano Provenzana, this is a sign that we have almost reached the refuge. We are halfway and we have walked for 12km and gone up 500m.around 9, we walk past the wood as described in the page dedicated to
soon after lunch. Unfortunately, like yesterday the most difficult part of the track is done under the scorching sun, walking on the flows . We follow the signs to the Timpa Rossa refuge, crossing the and encountering a few (holes left in the lava by trees which have been covered and burnt by the magma). We reach the , where we stop once again.
We start onwhich gives the name to the mount, we cross the at the grotta dei Lamponi height and we continue towards the monte Spagnolo refuge. We go past the (unique on Etna) and the .
When you look around you notice that a few old craters are hosting one type of plant only:
I wonder what this might be due to: the winds, the type of lava, the age...
It starts to get dark and this time I want to set up the tent withouth being in hurry.During the night I finally manage to sleep: after 2 days and almost 60 km i sleep for 6h, until some animals in the wood wake me up. I suppose it is ok, we are the intruders in their house! (to the right you would go to the Saletti refuge) and after a while , I ca set up the tent and also tonight enjoy a nice dinner prepared by the forest rangers.