On the (more or less) historical Abtsweg we went to Hammelburg. The diversion (due to motorway work in 2009/10 ^^) from Döllbach is still signposted, but after 11 years the original route can be used again. Of course, the Mottener hood (ouch) had to be included and the pilster near Kothen also wanted to be climbed. All in all a nice and varied tour, but the number of kilometers given by the Rhön Club did not fit so well (Garmin spat out 3km more). Thanks to the self-service fridge in Thulba, which brought me out of a low motivation.
September 6, 2021
After the first part of the Ortweg was hiked a few weeks ago, the Mammutherz campaign now covered the remaining 44km (and then a little further to crack 50 - but the app really kidnapped me here ^^). At 4:00 am we set off from the Grabenhöfchen to arrive in Bad Neustadt via the Wasserkuppe (with sunrise detour to the Abtsrodaer Kuppe), the Rote Moor, Heidelstein, Lange Rhön (then soon in the heat of the bulls). Especially the middle part of the hike (Wasserkuppe - Lange Rhön) is absolutely recommendable in terms of landscape. And if you start early enough, you actually have everything to yourself ...
June 22, 2021
Today we went in company (who wanted to reach 25km) on the Fuldaweg from the Fulda spring on the (surprise) Fulda to Welkers. The first stage to Gersfeld is going very well and with the dangling to the Schneeberg castle ruins I was able to remove another question mark from the map. From Gersfeld you follow the mostly tarred bicycle pilgrimage route to Fulda (with the exception of Ried to Lütter). You just have to like (or accept) that, but the opportunity to visit the ice saints in Hettenhausen makes up for a lot ...
June 5, 2021
In order to bring the mammoth march Around the World 2.0 to the 100km at the weekend, a tour was needed. After a spontaneous look at the map, the Schwarzes Eck tour turned out to be a good way to hike through the Fulda Forest to Lake Pfordter (and then somehow swarm back). However, at the entrance between Schillerkopf and Adolf-Biel-Eiche it became clear that the path had not been maintained for a quarter of a century. Unsuitable for a run, but the curiosity was too great. So it was wild and adventurous on the Lost Track towards Breitenbachtal, and then descended to Pfordter See on a route that resembles a return path under wild boar infestation. Conclusion: difficult terrain, great corners, a feeling of discovery, but lots of hides and apparently endless wild boars. I wouldn’t walk the last stretch in the sowing-and-breeding season. I then left the route at the height of the Temple Mount. I suspect you could follow the black triangle as far as Schlitz.
May 24, 2021
Today's long route took the Ortweg - an old trade route that was already used by the Celts - from the Kleinheiligkreuz church to the Grabenhöfchen (approx. 45km), and then walked back on the E3 towards Fulda on the Aschenberg ( sway). The local hiking trail, which stretches all the way to Bad Neustadt, offers a varied route over different road surfaces. You have to like (or accept) the crossing of the urban areas. When describing “my” local route, there is a superfluous detour to Margretenhaun (wandering dementia) and Höhe Fohlenweide, I lost sight of the route for a moment. Otherwise the signage fits quite well.
May 23, 2021