San Marino. The snow of the past few days has damaged the paths, AASLP is working to restore the damage
Caution is recommended to hikers, AASLP, some stretches may remain closed
The abundant snow that has fallen in the last few days – he specifies ASSLP in a press release -, combined with the rain which, consequently, made it heavy, dangerously damaged the San Marino arboreal patrimony causing the breaking of branches, branches and the fall of plants. Serious environmental damage that has compromised parked vehicles and creates obstacles to road traffic.
The temperatures above 0 C° and the copious rain are favoring the rapid melting of the snow but the concern of the AASLP technicians is that along the steepest slopes, which are sometimes also the most fragile (e.g. Sentiero della Rupe which for long stretches is found under “ridges of rock”), the white blanket may have brought down to the valley not only plants (or patches of trunks and branches) but also pieces of the path. There is also the hypothesis that it moved stones and earth up to cover entire sections of the route and that this process could also occur in the days to come.
The AASLP technicians have taken action to monitor the “practicability and safety” of the routes even if in the short term, it is complex to intervene to remove all the obstacles. As soon as the situation improves, action will be taken to restore at least the most popular itineraries and to secure those that are currently fragile so that they can become viable again. If some path is seriously damaged and it will not be possible to intervene, it will be necessary to close it.
He trusts that hikers will understand this. All hikers are advised to always undertake their walks adequately equipped with safety equipment and to proceed along the itineraries and paths with all possible prudence and precautions.