Hiking Highlight (Segment)
Hunsbuckel and Manggongjai went for a hike.
May 19, 2020
Today was the last stage of the Soonwaldsteig. The tour starts in the Binger forest at the Lauschhütte and leads first to the Salzkopf and the wooden lookout tower, where I had to pass a year ago. The stairs are steep like a ladder, but I finally made it to the top.Then it goes first through the idyllic part of the Morgenbach valley to the Steckeschläferklamm gorge, then through the deeper cut and until a year ago still blocked part, where the Morgenbach forcibly cut a deep notch valley to Trechtingshausen.On the donkey trail, a rocky single trail, you will climb the steep slopes of the Middle Rhine Valley to Rheinstein Castle and the small tower placed not far on a rocky outcrop. From there it goes steadily upwards to the Damianskopf with a great view of Bingen and Assmannshausen.Then we were drawn to the Forsthaus Heiligkreuz, where schnitzel and cheese spaetzle allowed a hearty break under the rustling canopy of leaves.From there, we are strengthened to descend through the wild Kreuzbachklamm with mini via ferrata until we reach the Binger Kribben, which led us along the mighty Rhine with exploding flora and carefree fauna to Bingen.Until then, everything would have been great, if it hadn't been clear when you reached the park at the Mäuseturm that it was closed and therefore no strolling through the extensive green area would be the finale ... and the somewhat dry cheese spaetzle would not have proven to be a block in the belly that I suddenly felt nasty stomach pain on the last kilometer.After 100 kilometers on the Soonwaldsteig, it should not fail at one kilometer. So my legs just kept running as I whined softly and finally we reached our destination in Bingen.My record looks like this:komoot.de/collection/939267/-soonwaldsteig-2020Distance: 112 kmTime: 26:48 hrsElevation gain: 2,630 mIt was a lot of fun, the weather and the track were great and I thank Manggongjai for choosing me as his companion. Otherwise I would not have done the tour that I had envisaged last year and then discarded in favor of the Schluchtensteig. It would have been perfect as a real trekking tour with a tent, but Corona just sparked in between and we now know every damned sneaking path in the Hunsrück that Google used to shoo us to place the cars; o)
Fantastic collection in dream weather.Congrats!
I thank you for running with meallowed me to pitch my tent in your gardenand for these 4 beautiful, if very exhausting onesDays (2 stage) !!!!greetingKlaus
Great tour and you also came to my favorite castle Rheinstein and the Schweizerhaus!
I will probably go along a bit when I do the last stages of the Rheinburgenweg on the weekend.
Great tour!I love the beavers !!Hope the cheese spaetzle has digested ...
I always like to see a stage tour.In this case, congratulations on the 112 km.Thank you for impressions and great performance.
May 20, 2020
You really did a great job there, that's a real achievement that can probably be done better in pairs. How many times have you wondered in between why you're doing this to yourself. But nothing there, you fought your way through. Oh, and I still have a question, is binding Klaus a running gag or even a bizarre hobby 😉? Rain well so that I can soon enjoy beautiful landscapes and vivid descriptions again.
@Dogdog:The lacing after the first kilometers has proven to be extremely effective for bubble-free running on large tours. I had to learn first and only encouraged Klaus to do it, now he pays attention to it himself. And yes, you could consider it a hobby with which I infected him. On the one hand, the physics of knots and tensile forces fascinate them and their effect on the anatomy, on the other hand you need a little break and pay attention to the (tick-free) environment.I can quickly put the 300 tele on it, so Klaus is always my (un) voluntary actor for documentation purposes ...; o)
😁👍 aha, I had rather suspected a deeper spiritual meaning. A time in which he can meditatively gather new strength to master the next few kilometers.
hi .. congratulations on your tour ... you have very well documented in words and pictures ... I say yes, the hunsrück has something ... was also very long in a deep sleep ... know a lot, trod over 30 years Due to the soon, I must be surprised that there are still places where I haven't been ...... keep it up .... I knew how to adjust the laces, but I often forget, but I will remembered after blistering ... so long .... until your next active hike ....
Hello Hunsbuckel,a day has passed and i can saythat it was really a very nice tour and four wonderful days!Funny not to have to run today!One thing is certain, I licked blood for further long-distance hiking trails !!!greetingKlaus