Photographer's Note

Hi TE friends. This is the #4 post from serie "Pindos Mountains". I was there last June 2006. Here is the group with one of the necessary 4x4 for this roads.

The main geomorphological characteristic of the site is that it is the natural border between the N and S Pindos mountain ranges and also the main pass from Ipeiros to Thessalia. Apart from the areas of Metsovo and Anilio, the site includes two summits Voulgaris (1821 m) and Thanasakis (1820 m) of Mt. Zygos (north-east of Metsovo) and part of the drainage basin of the Aoos River (at an average of 1300 m). We must note that although Voulgaris and Thanasakis have been treated by many researchers as different mountains (the former as Aspra Litharia and the latter as part of Mt. Zygos), they actually both belong to the Zygos mountain range. The ravine lines of Anilio and Malakasi seem to delimit the borders between S and N Pindos. The early botanists and also the local residents support this last case.

Geologically, the site consists mainly of flysch and also of serpentines (peridotites) and there are many freshwater sources in the area.
A dump has been constructed by the National Electricity Company at the NW limits of the site, using the water flow of Piges Aoou at the northwestern limits of the site, probably changing some of the site's characteristics (see paragraph 4.3 for more details).
In order to face the problems caused by the snowfall during winter along the road of the Katara Pass, a tunnel is under construction below Mt. Zygos from the ravine north-east of Anilio to the ravine west of Malakasi (see also section 4.3). A third human impact in the area is the Ski Centre above Metsovo. It is not very big and mainly covers the needs of Ipeiros for winter sports.
Source: Here
Info : Pindos Trek

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