Das Paradies fängt dort an, wo die Straße aufhört. Jedes Gehen auf unbekannten Wegen ist eine Reise ins Vertrauen. Dolle.Explorer:at:gmail.com
The Hahnheide is far too seldom seen at Komoot. Wrong, in my opinion. I haven't seen heather or roosters (the meaning can be googled for those interested), but perfect natural forest: wide mixed forest areas, high proportion of beech, marshy spring ponds, wild streams, hilly landscape and winding paths. Not all of these paths should be taken, but most of the time it was worthwhile. The highlight in the truest sense of the word is the 27m high tower "Langer Otto" on the Großer Hahnheider Berg (99 m above sea level) with a fantastic view of this magnificent forest landscape.
There are numerous parking spaces deep into the forest, which were well filled today, but it was very lost. I liked the hilly area around the tower the most.
Today I had the impression that the beeches have explosively unfolded their leaves - everything is green in May 💚
This becomes very clear in the tour video.
6 days ago
Dolle and I were last traveling together in October of last year, it was at the time of the bridge non-lockdown (the bridge, thank you Mr. Laschet, between Lockdown # 1 and Lockdown-Light at Christmas), in the Tister Bauernmoor (https : //komoot.de/tour/277371453? ref = wtd). There we saw (or so we believed) 10,000 cranes, geese and ducks. And at the very end a tiny wren appeared to us there, probably to say goodbye. Incidentally, a few days later we learned that at least 40,000 cranes were there on our day alone.
This morning, incredible but true, did not end, but began the tour with a wren! In recognition of this connection between our two hikes, we have taken up the previous tour title, slightly adapted, today. Tomorrow someone will probably tell us that there were at least 40,000 checkerboard flowers in the lake lowlands today ... But what do we care!
This is the key word. Dolle wanted to show me the way to the checkerboard flower, which is quite common in the sea lowlands. It is now the last few days when you can admire these little beauties, so there were already a lot of faded specimens. The tour included the risk of announced rains, which started punctually after the end of our round. One can accept that. Nevertheless it was continuously covered and faint, but that didn't detract from our joy. It was clear that then it would not be the imperial weather, but the soft focus copy of the Fritillaria meleagris that would be the model for the photographer. But I like that.
The flower is also known as the lapwing egg, which makes sense especially for the white specimens, and we actually saw three lapwing. Given the increasing extinction of this fantastic bird, that's quite an event. Otherwise we met fitis, field owl, nightingale, wagtail, blue and great tits, blackbird, mute swan, great crested grebe, cormorants, various types of gulls, ducks and geese, gray herons, jays, magpies and cuckoos. Since we heard the first cuckoo call of the year and luckily had money in our pockets, according to the old North German superstition, we have no money worries all year round. This is how you become financially wealthy by hiking.
April 29, 2021
The chess flower (1993 flower of the year) is endangered and is considered to be particularly protected. It is threatened by the destruction of its natural habitats in wet and wet meadows, alluvial forests and floodplain areas. This also includes protecting the few occurrences of this plant in particular from humans. Barbed wire serves as a means to an end, and in my opinion it doesn't belong anywhere else.
April 24, 2021
- Thorsten 🚴♂️🥾⛰
It is done 💯 !!!
After a lot of talk, Tanja, Dolle and I went yesterday on our weekend hike over the 100.1 km distance.
Thanks to the curfew in Hamburg, we couldn't walk the traditional route of the Green Ring around Hamburg, so an alternative route had to be found.
A virtue was made out of necessity. 5 loops that always led back to our basecamp.
Therefore, the ground staff provided the best food, we could run with little ballast and 5 x 20 km sounds much better than 100 km.
Weather was just great, with super beautiful sunsets and sunrises. When you walk through a night, the sunrise is just overwhelming. Immediately the forces suffered in the dark night were back - thank you dear sun 🌞
The first loop went to the always beautiful Jenischpark - everything was good and easy.
Then we went to Marienhöhe, a beautiful sunset and then we had to hurry to get out of Hamburg in time. Around 8:30 p.m. we crossed the national border.
After 2 years I had blisters again for the first time, I have no idea why - it is definitely a side effect of the Covi vaccination 😉
Now our night hike came, went to Ellerbek, there was still a party at Lake Krupund, after that we didn't meet anyone all night. At around 2 a.m. we were back at the base camp, nobody was hungry, but a lot of coffee got us up for the next round.
Now it was about Waldenau in the Klövensteen and it was just nice to be able to greet the new day on the horizon before 5 a.m. In Klövensteen we had a great sunrise and you could literally notice at the end of the loop that everyone was in a good mood.
Let's go, last loop to the airport, accompanied by Beat again, new conversations help.
Nobody can tell us that a kilometer is always the same, the last 10 km felt infinitely long.
At around 1 p.m. we were finally at our destination. Greeted by the manageable audience, it was done.
Congratulations to Tanja and Dolle who made their first 100s super - chapeau you two.
Started together, ran together, arrived together - 100% finisher quota👍🦵
April 18, 2021
Oystercatchers can be found numerous on the North Sea coast. Some also feel at home upstream on the Elbe. A population even lives on the parking deck of the Elbe shopping center. I photographed this one on the Elbe near Over. Actually, I just wanted to look at the checkerboard flowers in the Junkernfeld, but they're not in bloom yet. That will probably take another two weeks and probably not be as pronounced as last year.
April 10, 2021
- 12:1430.2 mi2.5 mph1,000 ft850 ft
Today's party order from Tanja and Thorsten was to bring South Elbe people closer to their hood. No way was too far for them.We went through Schenefeld along the small Dupenau into the Klövensteen recreational forest, and then continued along the Wedeler Au to the extensive Schnaakenmoor. The renatured Butterbargsmoor with the splendid Holmer Sandberge connects almost seamlessly. Significantly more rural and flatter the Wedelauer Au with its "hikers hurdles" (see video) and great panoramic views. Then it went up the Elbe in the direction of Blankenese past Schulau and the Willkommhöft ship greeting system. Then it went to the altitude: over the Table Mountain and Falkensteiner Höhenufer to the legendary Waseberg and then criss-cross through the stairs district. Thorsten had the mission (at 21 ° C in the shade 🌞) to count all the steps and empirically determine the longest staircase, while I enjoyed the view and inhaled oxygen. With a lot of very nice impressions we returned via Bornwiesen.Thank you for the excellent round! It was a lot of fun again with both of you.
April 1, 2021
A short detour to the "Seevengeti" between Maschen, Hörsten and Stelle before the rush for the checkerboard flowers starts in mid-April.The Seevengeti is a grassy and savannah landscape, similar to the Serengeti, which was obviously named after it. The Highland and Galloway cattle ensure that no bushes and shrubs grow in the Seevengeti. By the way: Highland cattle come in yellow-brown, black, red and rarely in white. Adult animals can be recognized by their long horns 🤓. I claim these are females. Their horns are bent upwards. The ones from the male are more bent forward / downward. The general difference to Galloway cattle is that they have no horns at all.From the unsigned observation point between the observation towers, you can easily observe the entrances to the kingfishers' tube caves and with not a lot of luck you can see one in front of it. Unfortunately not today.
March 29, 2021
A year ago, when the first legal measures to contain Corona were to be decided, I already took this tour komoot.de/tour/162915356. At that time I spontaneously used black and white photography with partial colors, which was not very appealing to me, and only photographed things that humans had brought into the forest. It looked strange. just like the virus.In other countries curfews had already been imposed, the horror. We didn't know how much the restrictions would affect our lives. We didn't know at the time how dangerous Covid19 is, how long the pandemic would last and how unpredictable it would be. We didn't know much, not even what we didn't know. A shutdown, we thought, might be possible in totalitarian states, but not here in our country. We have learned from it.At that time there were an unusually large number of people out and about in the Buchwedel Forest. They greeted each other and walked on quickly, knowing full well the risk of infection. Today only the usual suspects have got lost in the book frond and it is not just about greeting. Sometimes you stopped and exchanged a friendly word from a distance.Hopefully every further anniversary tour on this topic will only serve "Against Forgetting".
March 27, 2021
"Honor the way", a film quote 🎞 that I have picked up in the last few days. Asked Google where it came from and "och nöö .." found nothing! Author unknown, now even more my maxim for today. The goal is the way. No destination without a path. At that early point in time, I didn't know that the path would be particularly tricky today ...The Schaalsee actually consists of several connected partial lakes. Until 1990, the inner-German border ran right through. This has contributed to the fact that large parts of it were untouched for a long time. Today the lake, the many peninsulas and the surrounding shore are predominantly a UNESCO biosphere reserve 🌍 and are extremely worth seeing and protecting.The path to be honored led me clockwise along the beautiful bank to the blatant main road without a footpath, but which was not very busy in the morning. We continued through picturesque forests close to the banks and over rural areas and past beautiful steep slopes. Again and again there were magical views over the lake landscape with a variety of birds 🦢 to marvel at.Shortly after the re-entry after MP, the path near the bank was closed due to the breeding season. Accurately, I grudgingly accepted the kilometer-long bypass to protect the birds. Back at the lake, the path became more and more dense and overgrown. Finally, there was hardly a trace left. That ended somewhere in the dense, thorny, swampy jungle, where no one has been since Vita K. last year. In the end I had to crawl under the thicket on all fours on a path made by the wild boar 🐗. I was not very sure to move at eye level with the black coats, because on the one hand it cracked loudly in the bushes and on the other hand there were fresh tracks everywhere. We continued through ankle-deep water to get towards the higher pasture. If you ever get there, stay in the pasture and walk along the thicket. Do not follow the marked path through the jungle, which is not one.The last few kilometers were characterized by rather muddy forest paths with an occasional view of the lake. All in all, a varied round.
March 20, 2021
Do you know that? The good is so far away, but where to go for a nice new round in the neighborhood? Just don't feel like planning? So the stealing starts. Today's prominent victim: Angie and Micha P. with their tour around Jesteburg-Ost (komoot.de/tour/330043089) which already got me extremely hooked back then. I can only agree with their impression of the beauty and the variety in this environment and I am sure that this theft will hopefully inspire imitation. I have already traced the missing off-grid path so that it will be available to everyone in a few weeks. Thanks Angie and Micha for this tour! The area is very inviting to discover. There are benches everywhere, interesting information boards and there are still many unmapped paths. The next round (planning) there is on me 😉
March 14, 2021