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Flachlandwanderer mit Hang zu Geschwindigkeit.

Distance travelled

384 mi

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120:54 h

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  1. thatsmirkoalright went for a hike.

    October 7, 2021

    02:22
    7.90 mi
    3.3 mph
    1,000 ft
    1,000 ft
    1. thatsmirkoalright

      One last lap through the Harz Mountains before heading back to the flat north. Collect the last stamps for the goal "Gold".But that was all. After my last tour from Zorge (komoot.de/tour/507058298) I was really hooked and wanted to do one last lap. Today's tour disappoints almost all along the line. Except for the short part at the Achtermannshöhe, the access path to the Hahnenkleeklippe, the small piece at the Silberteich and the last short piece back to Königskrug, so a total of maybe a little over two kilometers of the 12.7 km tour, it was only on forest roads made of gravel and Tar. So exactly the kind of trails that I usually tend to avoid. So let's book it as a mandatory tour for the missing stamps for the gold badge.The Achtermannshöhe and the Hahnenkleeklippe are definitely positive. Two great places that are worth visiting and where you can also linger. The silver pond has something mystical about it, lying so fringed by trees in the valley.In the end, it can be said that the Harz hiking pin and the "hunt" for stamps have taken me to many great places. Chapter one is closed with 25 of 222 stamps. Sequel follows.

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      • October 8, 2021

  2. thatsmirkoalright went for a hike.

    October 6, 2021

    00:34
    1.24 mi
    2.2 mph
    125 ft
    125 ft
    1. thatsmirkoalright

      Made a short detour on the way back from Quedlinburg. Perfectly timed in the evening sun. Fascinating structure. You feel like you are in a mystical film.

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      • October 7, 2021

  3. thatsmirkoalright went for a hike.

    October 5, 2021

    Marzena, Ottchen HBS and 10 others like this.
    1. thatsmirkoalright

      So they do exist after all, the beautiful places off the "normal" hiking routes in the Harz Mountains and a non-mapped highlight on top of that (komoot.de/highlight/3846530), but one after the other.I consciously chose a small round today. The weather wasn't exactly hiker friendly, but that shouldn't stop me. I started in Zorge and the first highlight of the tour came after a few meters when I left the planned route. The first ascent is not listed in Komoot, but it is worth it. Afterwards we went on a single trail that was already quite overgrown. The forest on the Staufenberg is a natural forest: it means that it is left to its own devices. Today's path will probably soon be swallowed up or blocked by nature. As long as it is still possible, up to the Jungfernklippe (komoot.de/highlight/387121) and Staufenburg Ruine / Kleiner Staufenberg (komoot.de/highlight/3846530). After almost 800 years, not much can be seen of the ruins, especially since the castle only existed for 10 years. The climb is still worth it. The view is probably sensational from both points, but today I only looked at fog.My descent was then a bit adventurous. There is an official signpost on the mountain, but the path could no longer be found. At best you could have guessed it, but at some point I got back on the normal path, which the forest has already taken back in many places. Regarding the forest, it should be said that it is a beech forest and that it differs from the usual resin greening. In any case, I felt quite at home and in a few weeks, when the leaves have changed color, it will definitely be a dream here.Afterwards it went slightly downhill and then straight up again to the 2 Länder Eiche. The place itself is not really spectacular if it weren't so steeped in history. The descent with a gradient of up to 19% and water that ran over the path was then much more spectacular. Then the true ascension of the day began. The way to the Roter Schuss viewpoint was tough. The actual summit is a bit higher and so I didn’t miss the opportunity to climb it before the last ascent to Wendeleiche took place.The subsequent descent over the Grenzweg, which is only a steep and now slippery path at this point, was another highlight of today's tour. I had started to take pictures of the boundary stones, but at some point I gave up because of the mass. Afterwards I only went down on well-developed paths into the valley, where I almost missed the right turn.Conclusion: A really exciting and demanding lap, which was especially right in the direction. Incidentally, three more stamps and a special stamp bagged. Gold is within reach.

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      • October 5, 2021

  4. thatsmirkoalright went for a hike.

    October 4, 2021

    00:48
    1.18 mi
    1.5 mph
    150 ft
    200 ft
    1. thatsmirkoalright

      Day of quick visits. After the detour to Baumannshöhle, we went to the Rappbodetalsperre, where we had to cross the Titan RT suspension bridge. Exciting thing. Wouldn't have thought that one would falter like that. In the surrounding area you can hike well, but that didn't happen today.

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      • October 4, 2021

  5. thatsmirkoalright went for a hike.

    October 4, 2021

    00:31
    1.70 mi
    3.3 mph
    175 ft
    200 ft
    1. thatsmirkoalright

      After the mountain had "haunted" me (when leaving the Baumannshöhle) I took the chance and quickly hiked up the Schornsteinberg. There was again no time today for a detour to the observation pavilion on the opposite mountain or a longer tour.

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      • October 4, 2021

  6. thatsmirkoalright went for a hike.

    October 3, 2021

    1. thatsmirkoalright

      Werningerode Castle is always breathtaking. The view of the city from the plateau in front of the entrance is cool, but the view from Agnesberg to the castle and city beats everything. So after visiting the castle we went on a spontaneous hike and stamp hunting. You can leave the castle through the "back entrance". A bit down and then on adventurous paths up to the summit. There are also many other narrow paths leading over the mountain, one of which I went to the Christianental Inn to bag another stamp. The Christianental is also ideal for longer hikes, for which unfortunately there was no time today.

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      • October 4, 2021

  7. thatsmirkoalright went for a hike.

    October 2, 2021

    04:28
    14.0 mi
    3.1 mph
    2,550 ft
    2,550 ft
    1. thatsmirkoalright

      Today finally the first solo tour and finally my first 1000 meter. So that it feels well deserved, I started in misery. Very exciting path and quite a few meters in altitude. Both are definitely worth it. Especially all the cliffs that you pass. The chunk itself was rather off-putting. Crowds! So I'd rather be back down the mountain quickly.All in all, a really cool tour on which, as a flatland hiker, I reached a decent pace despite the altitude difference. I will probably never learn to hike slowly. Incidentally, seven new stamps bagged. Bingo!

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      • October 2, 2021

  8. thatsmirkoalright went for a hike.

    October 1, 2021

    1. thatsmirkoalright

      Shortly before sunset we made a quick detour and appeased the newly inflamed stamp collecting fever with two more. I would have liked to visit the unicorn cave, but unfortunately it was too late. Then quickly down the mountain and up the next mountain - decent ascent, turned a lap around the castle ruins and then briefly looked from the front. A group of gardeners was just here and did everything fine. They were apparently surprised by such a late visit. Stamp bagged and arrived at the parking lot at nightfall. Unfortunately, hiking was not in the foreground today, otherwise the two stamps would certainly have been integrated into a longer tour. So only the fame remains two more stamps on the way to the 222 (7/222).

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      • October 1, 2021

  9. thatsmirkoalright went for a hike.

    September 30, 2021

    1. thatsmirkoalright

      After the round around the Oderteich (komoot.de/tour/502983804) it should continue by car to St. Andreasberg. There was a short hike to the Rehberger Grabenhaus to satisfy the hunger. Nice historical building with a long and interesting history. But that was about it. Food disappointing and way too expensive. After all, there was stamp number 4 on the way to 222. Number 5 was then quickly collected at Dreibrodenstein.

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      • September 30, 2021

  10. thatsmirkoalright went for a hike.

    September 30, 2021

    01:39
    2.93 mi
    1.8 mph
    100 ft
    125 ft
    Michael Wirtz, DioMio and 8 others like this.
    1. thatsmirkoalright

      When planning the hike, I always read something about root paths. I would not have thought that I would have to understand it so literally. For the first stretch on the eastern bank you really have to be sure-footed. For me, another absolute highlight at the end of the round trip.Otherwise, the hiking trail around the lake also has a lot to offer. In spite of the strongly changed forest by the bark beetle, there remains a beautiful nature along the path from which one can look over the lake again and again. In the north, the Rotenbeek offers great photo opportunities.A great round on which you should take a lot of time to discover and enjoy.P.S. I am now also in the stamp collecting fever (3/222 HWN)

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      • September 30, 2021

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