Cross section - 30th August 2020

 

 

Cross section -  click on the image to enlarge
Cross section

You'll often read about the deep gorges that cut through the White Mountains. I believe that nowhere is better illustrated than from the summit of Volakias looking across the gorge of Samaria. You will need to click on the image above to open a large vertical panorama where you will be able to see a drop of over 2000m, almost a cross section, starting from the summits of Trohari (2401m) and Thodori (2363m though it looks higher than Trohari in this picture), then down to a ridge (at around 1800- 1700m) that separates the valley of Potamos and the gorge of Elygia from the gorge of Samaria.
In the center of this ridge in the image the deep notch of Vathia Seli is actually a walkable route to the village of Samaria, down a huge and very steep scree slope (the route disappears to the left in this image).
Below are the cliffs of Samaria. You can't quite see the bottom of the gorge (at this point at an altitude of around 250m) as it is masked by a ridge on my side of the mountains.

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