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In der Region Nordbaden bin ich besonders gerne zum Wanden aber auch auf dem Rennrad unterwegs.
Früher habe ich in Komoot meist nur zur Orientierung geplant, jetzt habe ich es immer mehr sozusagen als Fotoalbum mit Mehrwert entdeckt.
Damit kann ich meinen Erlebnissen in der Natur nun noch besser nachspüren als bisher.
Besonders hier in der Natur des Nordschwarzwaldes aber auch in den Vogesen und hoffentlich bald mal wieder in den Alpen finde ich Entspannung, Abstand vom Alltag aber auch sportlichen Antrieb und immer wieder sehr lohnende Erlebnisse.
Neuerdings hat mich auch der Pfälzer Wald mit seiner beeindruckenden Felsenlandschaft in seinen Bann gezogen.
Darum gibts nun regelmäßig neue Touren von hier und auch mal von ganz woanders.
Vielleicht findet sich hier auch etwas was den ein oder anderen inspiriert und zu eigenen Touren anregt. Viel Spass dabei.
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I really wanted to go out and finally it should go again with vertical meters and far. I was a bit unsure, but if you don't dare, you won't win.
The tendency was from Lichtental to Badener Höhe, but the last time I visited it was when it was snowing. The idea of a lot of people then moved me to undertake the somewhat lower summit of the Eierkuchenberg. Wonderfully located within sight of the Badener Höhe and with a view of the northern Black Forest panorama. Still in the dark, as expected, I started to climb, km by km, always uphill to the higher altitudes. Past the Seelach, with the first glimpses of the subtle lights of the dawning day, we went on to the Steimersackerhütte. Should I make myself a coffee now or not. The decision to brew me one was spot on. Because with the cup in hand I was able to experience how the first rays of sun flooded the small space in front of the hut and let myself be part of the foretaste of this beautiful day. From here it went past the Scherrhof up to the bubbling Harzbrunnen from which there were no 2km further then imposing views to marvel at in absolute seclusion. A sheltered camp was built - that was necessary today - and I enjoyed an early breakfast / lunch. Well satisfied, I had 2 hours of digestion, astonished a little doze off or I fell asleep - it didn't matter it was relaxing and only the jackdaws kept me company.
As "A 🐟 called Wander" had described it in the highlight, we followed the boundary stones through dense heather and wonderful grass over the pancake mountain and back down to the Scherr. Here I saw the first people making a pilgrimage from the nearby parking lot to the same mountain inn. For me it goes left down towards Grobbach but not without making a detour at the Kreuzfelsen, which knows how to please with further great views. The steep cliff path that followed showed me clearly where muscle mass was still missing - when I ran down here like a chamois last year, I was walking more cautiously today and I was very aware of how quickly my ankle could twist. But everything went well, so that the crowds at the Geroldsauer waterfall could no longer scare me. I was then able to really enjoy the following 20 minutes of waiting at the bus stop in Geroldau in the warming sunshine before the bus drove me home satisfied. I can warmly recommend a beautiful varied tour over many small paths and the Grenzsteinpfad, over the Eierkuchenberg, especially if you want to enjoy in peace.
October 10, 2021
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After the sunrise tour at the beginning of the week, now some evening mood.
Today I drove the old work route to the Airpark again comfortably. Wonderful through the Hügelsheim forest with a great atmosphere in the airplanes.
Oh my - except for the dangling to Sandweier, I tore it off every day by bike.
October 2, 2021
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Spontaneously back to the battery today. And then of course very early to enjoy the first rays of sunshine. At 6 o'clock the son woke up for school and then it started. Once wrapped up thickly, it has been very fresh in the morning for the last few days. But hardly before the door a mild breeze awaited me so that I then climbed from Hohenbaden Castle to the Ritterplatte without a jacket. It is simply a dream to stand alone in nature in the mornings. A part of the way it was still to get to the rock bridge where a wonderfully warming sunrise welcomed me. First be amazed and take photos, but then just enjoy. I could even hear the first climbers from the lower Battertweg up. So it was relaxed on the upper rock path to the rocks at the mountain guard hut and further down to the Batterthütte. Then on to the hermit path and then just through the rocks. I even found a path that was still unknown to me. Here the rocks are criss-crossed with stairs and "secret" secret paths. After some climbing and up and down between the rocks, we went back to the parking lot. - the backpack full of impressions and experiences.
September 28, 2021
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Today we had exactly what we had imagined on our pleasure tour on the Sauer. Relaxation and wellness (SPA sun and water flattered us and the background noise lets you down absolutely ;-)).
No transfer or transfer point, just paddle, let yourself drift and enjoy. Swans, dragonflies and water striders were there and also the fast kingfisher that you just can't get in front of your lens. 2 wonderful hours on the Moder between Drusenheim and Stattmatten. Getting in and out is highly recommended.
September 12, 2021
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After years finally back on the sour the memories were partly still there - in any case the experience of the animal and plant world.
But we did not find everything as we remembered it. Nature is just as fascinating as ever and after a few 100m there is an inner peace that emanates from this dreamlike landscape and the noises here. Years ago we had chosen the entry above Forstfeld and are more walking than paddling, today we wanted to rely on our experience and comfortably paddle the 16km long section, which we remember well, to Munchhausen. But today we barely have to go over the first tree obstacles a kilometer. We thought it was a great adventure. Sometimes it was limbo style just under a tree trunk, sometimes balancing on the trunk. After the 20th transmission (and that is certainly not an exaggeration) and multiple, sometimes 100-200 m wide transfers through stinging nettles as high as a man, our thirst for adventure was more than satisfied. We can truly call this 12km long area up to approx. Seltz the survival section, and can only recommend it to someone who wants to get out of the boat every few 100m. But it was nice (exhausting). From Seltz on, the Sauer becomes wider and more sea-like so that one or the other damming is only to be expected here at the beginning. As I said on the last tour, there were perhaps a total of 3 climbing and carrying points from Forstfeld. Kingfishers, dragonflies and nutrias have been with us the whole tour. From Seltz on there were more and more swans, storks and wild geese. simply wonderful even if the tour was less leisurely than we had planned. ;-)
September 4, 2021
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For the sake of simplicity, I have included the text of the information Alsace here, as it deals very well with the diversity, backgrounds and alpine contexts. If you can do a little something with plants, you should take the 1-2 hours. Today we were a bit faster. We already knew the Hochgarten but it is always the same plants that inspire us. There are now several covered benches and tables that invite you to relax, linger and enjoy. Very nice. C-test is currently but mandatory.
The mountain garden of Haut-Chitelet near Col de la Schlucht.
The garden is located in the heart of the Vosges, on the border of the ridge road. He is complete
Aligned to the alpine plants, which have their origin in different mountain regions of France (Alps, Jura Mountains, Pyrenees) and all over the world: for example North America, Europe (Carpathians, Balkans, Caucasus), Asia (China, Japan, Himalayas) etc.
A selected place is reserved for the flora of the Upper Vosges, whose most remarkable natural places should be fully known after this visit and which also surround the mountain garden (mountain forests, peat bogs, alpine meadows).
Admission: € 5.30.
August 13, 2021
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Most of the people here already know the tour well enough and yet it is one of my favorite tours here in the Vosges. It always belongs on the new program. I have already done the tour 4 or 5 times. It doesn't matter - it is always fascinating and never gets boring. Alone the rock or better the Alpine path “Sentier des Roches” at the beginning of the round. Paths that are usually only found in the Alps and views that inspire again and again. The path stretches around the mountain flank for almost 3.5 km until you reach Frankenthal. Normally I am here on the wider path up to the Ferme Auberge but today the sign with the Frankenthal Felsenweg (in French of course, but I don't remember exactly how it was written) caught my eye for the first time. So go ahead and how nice it was a direct hit. First a wonderfully level forest path, a small timbered wooden bridge over a brook and then a steep rock path that ended exactly at the Auberge. Perfect - (you've probably known for years). Unfortunately, the farm is not the same since it is no longer run by the old men, but maybe it's just me. So further towards la Grotte Dagobert in front of which I found a wonderful place for my Vespers. Delicious and beautiful. There was too much going on at the grotto itself, so I saved myself the last 50m and walked straight up to the Schaefferthal. The first part of the route was already busy - more than ever before. It went on to the Schaefferthal even more slowly. Many people - alike - many different speeds. But it wasn't a problem, everyone was relaxed and we had a good time waiting, letting us pass and smiling at each other. Simply beautiful and also something special. From the Schaefferthal onwards, all dams were broken, which is why I immediately chose the path around Le Honeck (and not over) with a beautiful view of the Frankenthal down and of the Martinswand. Here it was again calm and contemplative. ;-)
The path over the Vosges ridge is, as always, something special in itself. It goes back towards Col de la Schlucht on well-trodden, soft, sandy surfaces. Unfortunately, they weren't just soft everywhere and a slap on the ankle gave me ice to cool down and an Ibu after the hike. Well, if you're too stupid to look where you're stepping, something like that happens. In that case I did use the hammock to put up my feet in my magic forest. Magic forest simply because this low-growing hornbeam forest looks so enchanted and represents the last section down to the gorge. - Conclusion always nice.
August 12, 2021