Hello everybody,Due to some questions Marcus and I decided to organize a second intrepid meeting in the southern Black Forest.
Since we do not want to pronounce a fixed date, we have thought we take the month of May (Saturday ... start time 8 clock) as the basis, and discuss with you on which day this blast is to take place.The tour itself, I say only one .... a little dream, everything that the Wanderherz desires
September 17, 2019
The tour for the intrepid has kept what she promised. Once again a special thank you to Wolfgang for planning the more than successful tour which could not have been more varied. Demanding she was and a lot of condition you needed to arrive safe again in Ottenhöfen. Dizziness and surefootedness was on the many small stone-rich (and root-rich) paths of advantage at the Karlsruhe ridge absolute condition for the adjacent path we did not enter. ;-)
But you should not underestimate the steep drop of the ridge from the direction of Ruhestein because it is long and exhausting, but you will be rewarded with beautiful views of the Rhine Valley and the Vosges. About parts of the Westweg it goes past the hill on Ruhestein to our first rest with brass band concert. ;-)
Passing the Seekopf, Wildsee, Kapellenbuckel and the Darmstädter Hütte, you continue along beautiful paths - because there are hardly any forest highways on the tour - over the Altsteigerskopf and past the Geißkopf to the Seibelsecklehütte. A little refueling is announced and contemplating the wonderful paths and paths so far.
The climb to the Hornisgrinde has it again in itself. With a gradient of more than 20%, the path meanders one last time up to the Dreifürstenstein and the view over the back of the Grinden awaits us. About the boardwalk and the Bismarkturm over it goes to the Hochmohr. At the Hornisgrindeturm the crowds of people up here are pulling us down on small alpine paths towards Katzenstein and Mummelsee. The further course was completely unknown to me and also here paths over paths down direction Ottenhöfen. However, a highlight awaits us with the Hohfelsen. The huge cross on the distinctive rock is not to be overlooked, even from the much deeper valley, which we reach after almost 30 km. Altitude please check with Wolfgang because more than 100 vertical meters were stolen when uploading Komoot. 😂
September 14, 2019
What's more - after nearly 2 months Rennradpause was my motto today.
Actually, I hate to make such small bike trips - offer for you ev. No added value for touring ideas. But for me it was a new start and motivation at the same time - so here ;-)
At least today a small round, between the still purely pushed appointments, to get started and to make myself want more.
And - it went better than expected and beautiful is the route through the Rebland so and so.
Lichtentaler Allee, in serpentines on side roads towards Fremersberg up. Then Klosterschänke, on the forest road and leveling to Karcherkreuzung - there is tomorrow again Oldtimeraustellung - and then up the Mauerberg.
Nice to feel the pressure on the pedals again.
Only the altitude is not right at Stava, there are almost 100 more ;-)
September 7, 2019
Circuit with river waters and cycling.
Today we went back to the route from Drusenheim to Neunhaeusel (by river) and Neuhaeusel Rheinstrasse to Drusenheim (by folding bike). Today, the small river was probably far more depleted because of the temperatures and the low water level than anything that made progress in some places a bit difficult. This did not detract from the tour. It was a tour that was bursting with nature.
Despite weekend little contact points with other paddlers for it all the more animal and Pflanzbeobachtungen. Nutrias, geese, swans and ducks were found especially in the lower part of the Moder. Even a wooden crocodile was to be found and not to forget cows. So it was the river from Drusenheim Dalhunden, Sessenheim, Stattmatten and Auenheim over to our nicely hidden rest area right next to the shore. A delicious little something a little sweet, a coffee in a hammock and the tune of nature what more could you ask for. Whether our very relaxed driving style there was also a lot of room for many great conversations with Stefan I really enjoyed.
Before the exit point in Neuhaeusel we had to drive around some swan pairs with their boys, who are always very scared and worried at that time. Except for wing beating and chattering there is nothing to report because of our large distance when passing by.
At the exit point it went to the folding bike the 16km long route on the Rheinuferstrasse back to Drusenheim to get the car.
It is always a pleasure to immerse as deeply in nature as in these river walks.
One more thing to moder what I have just discovered today. The name of "La Moder" is apparently attributed to the Gallic river deity Matrae. Also interesting.
August 31, 2019
Pleasure tour with Black Forest view.
Today I just had to get out. The weather was terrific again and my body needed exercise. So it drew me over the heights of Schafberg and Eckhöfe over the rush on the Mercury. Once again I chose the north-facing side because I like the trails here just better. At the second Merkur bridge I unfortunately missed a branch, otherwise I could have captured a few pictures of the Hahnhof, Eck and Falkenbächel.
August 21, 2019
Here in the Vogelsberg there is a highlight on the other side. At any rate, the region which has the largest contiguous volcanic area of Central Europe with 2500 km² impressed me very much. In addition to the wonderful hilly landscape that is reminiscent of the Allgäu, I was particularly impressed by the beech forests. They are wonderfully light-flooded and also noticeably low to my senses and thus have a very special effect. On the other hand, there are very special rock formations in the up to 750m high mountain range which are characterized by many volcanoes and plate displacements. My way here leads me through the forest past a large number of these rock elevations. First off the trail over a several hundred meters long rock later on the Uhu cliffs or the devil's table over. But if you are looking for views will find in the least of these rocks and should be a few miles further to the Hoherodskopf known for long-distance views. By the way, there are also raised bogs and a small lake district in the region. For cycling, the Bahnradweg offers because of its great views. At least I will not be here for the last time.
August 17, 2019
Around the Krimmer waterfall, the images shown arose during many walks and tours. At the end of the day, it's about 5km to catch the waterfall far from the trails. From Tauernweg it crosses through the forest to barely 1m from the roaring elemental force to watch the masses of water and capture for the album. Just a great waterfall. It is usually described as the highest waterfall in Europe with a total head of 385 m. The height of fall is determined by the upper, middle and lower Achenfall which have a height of 145 m, 100 m and 140 m. Not only the experience of the imposing waterfall has something special also the roaring and the dusting water have often pulled me in the days of our vacation here under his spell. The water molecules of the Krimmler waterfalls should also be particularly good for asthmatics, as they are particularly charged by the violent impact and divided into 200 times smaller particles than in an asthma spray. Helps probably clearly what years of guests have confirmed us. Most of my pictures on the Wasserfallsteifzügen are from the Wasserfallweg, the even more beautiful Tauernweg or the Gerlos Alpenstrasse. Here, so to speak, my waterfall gallery.
August 17, 2019
After 2 days of mountaineering with 5500 vertical meters and 33km on the mountain today it is about view and relaxation.
With the free hiking bus to Königsleiten and the village railway high on 2200m to enjoy the whole panorama of the Hohentauern. Contemplate the tours and look at them from a different perspective. In addition to the newly emerging Gipfelwelt Königsleiten, a leisurely stroll around the water reservoir today is a must. A blessing. ;-)
August 5, 2019
With my big, we went on our royal tour. Early on we went to Finkau at the reservoir Durlasboden. Over the Wildgerlostal today we wanted to venture over the crossing of the Roszkopf over into the Krimmler Achental.
But one after anonther.
Since the Wildgerlostal is closed to public transport, our starting point is the small family hotel Finkau. From here it goes, after a short distance on the gravel road, directly on the great narrow path through Leiternkammerklamm the first meters up. Through the narrow gorge, the Gerlos winds its way up the valley on many levels, and the bluish waters of the Wildgeroskees, as the glaciers here are called, strike one. After about a kilometer we leave the gorge and the picturesque Wildgerlostal opens up to us, at the end of which the already named glacier awaits us. The first km we then still on the gravel road, which was created for the supply of the Zittauerhütte, but from 1900m it is only on small mountain trails and later through the wall up to Wildgelrossee. The paths there are well developed, so that you can get to the Zittauerhütte on 2328m very well on the pre-blocked terrain and the insured with a rope railing wall.
Here we make a little break in the hut and the landlord willingly gives us information about the current situation on the mountain and at the crossings. Strengthened, we could now leave the beautiful place on Wildgerlossee and tackle the last 500 vertical meters to the summit. Again, the paths wind with many great views up to the heavily pre-blocked summit massif. But here, too, there are no particular technical difficulties to recognize and the way over the rocks up to the summit comes, in my opinion, hardly on exposed areas over. So we could enjoy the view from the summit after less than 3 hours of pure walking time. While we ate our lunch, we were able to observe roped parties over the Wildgerloskees and look at the mighty 3000's of the region. Reichenspitze Wildgerlosspitze or the Gabler were close to us. After my great climber in the summit rise easier than I climbed, it was after our strengthening again in step with our next goals. We already knew that in the Rainbachscharte even larger snow fields lie and hinder the descent. Rather unusual at this time of the year. The hutkeeper had already secured this by a rope, but since the path over the Roszbachscharte was more obvious after our ascent to the summit, we descended via this, direction Richterhütte. This part of the tour is especially worth mentioning for its wonderful seclusion. About first steep paths from the Roszbachscharte, which is to be expected in heavy traffic with rockfall, it is now in a quick trip through the wonderful paths and partly on rock down to Rainbachtal. Only in very barren terrain later across meadows to wonderful pine groves, it goes down to 11 km Krimmler Achental Krimmler Tauernhaus. Point landing - 10 minutes before our hiking bus drives us through Achental to Krimmel we step out of the forest next to the waterfall and enjoy the 40 minute drive to the hotel. More is not to say ;-) - only recommended for imitation.
August 5, 2019
In der Region Nordbaden bin ich besonders gerne zum Wanden aber auch auf dem Rennrad unterwegs.
Früher meist nur zur Orientierung in Komoot geplant, nun hat mich aber das taggen ein wenig angemacht.
So kann ich meinen Erlebnissen in der Natur noch besser nachspüren als bisher in meinem Fotoalbum.
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.
Darum gibts nun neue Touren von hier und auch mal von ganz woanders aber auch ein paar alte geplante die mir am Herzen liegen. ;-)
Vielleicht findet sich hier auch etwas was den ein oder anderen inspiriert und zu eigenen Touren anregt. Viel Spass dabei.