After a phone call, a small round of movement at the "blue hour" turned into a night hike. The sky was covered with a closed cloud cover and in places you couldn't see your hand in front of your eyes. Nice 🤩 .... and a little bit scary when the wind comes up
November 6, 2021
- 01:113.15 mi2.6 mph225 ft275 ft
- 01:233.77 mi2.7 mph325 ft325 ft
At the moment the Brocken has a magical attraction for me. I love the view from above when you can look far over the Harz foreland
As ordered, the Brocken Railway also came to the photo shoot, two times in a row, great!On the way to the Brocken and up there was a lot going on today. The deer were silent today
October 7, 2021
Today the tour first went to Torfhaus. The S0 trail on the Abbe-Graben was a bit blocked and rooted in places, but it worked.From the Eckersprung on I was accompanied by various roaring deer on the way back. Sometimes it sounded so close, as if the deer was standing right next to meNevertheless - chunks always work😎.
Only on the way back did I change the tour a bit - to Schierke down Brockenstrasse and only then through the forest.
And yes ... I gave a little "gas" on the way back😉
September 28, 2021
With the nice weather this afternoon I had to go up to the Brocken to see the invasion weather from above. It looked peculiar: you could see a little over the plain, but behind it suddenly there was a gray wall as if drawn with a ruler.
Upstairs there was a delicious sausage at the Brockenwirt and a nice chat with a Brocken hiker. At the end a mega descent on Brockenstrasse ...
What more could you want?
September 22, 2021
It was actually supposed to be a longer tour. But I got into the middle of the loading of the felled tree trunks. On the one hand, it was exciting to see how skilfully and almost artfully the logs were threaded through the loading hatch into the closed truck.
But the clouds of dust when the vehicles drove on the forest roads….
After having swallowed a lot of dust several times and having worked all over the forest, I didn't feel like it anymore and went home.
But it was interesting ... 🤔
September 14, 2021
Today's tour was very different from Monday, but also very nice. The weather was perfect.
The Langensteiner cave dwellings and also the sandstone caves near Blankenburg im Heers are very interesting. An absolute recommendation!
They were created and used in very different ways.
Most of the cave dwellings emerged from a housing shortage in the mid-19th century. The workers of the estate urgently needed housing and were able to buy a piece of rock wall for eight groschen. With a hammer, pickaxe and chisel, they then hewn an approx. 30 square meter apartment in the soft sandstone over a period of 2 - 5 months. The apartments had a living room, bedroom, children's room and a pantry. A chimney led upstairs, and beneath it was a brick hearth. The front rooms had glass windows and the door was made of wood. A crack above the door and the chimney provided air circulation. The pasture for the sheep and goats was on the roof of the caves. This management prevented the cave roof from being covered with bushes. The last cave dweller left his cave in 1916. The inhabitants of the caves were called troglodytes.Whereas the sandstone caves in the army were used from the Middle Ages to the end of the 19th century for the extraction of white sand. In prehistoric times, the Germanic tribes are said to have used it as a meeting place.The tour ended with an overgrown and very narrow MTB trail on the edge of the Kaiserhöhe, Eulenbergklippe ridge. Look carefully for ticks afterwards!
September 8, 2021
Today we cycled the tour planned by Gabriele to the sandstone caves near Langenstein.
But not at the specified speed 😨. When tailoring the tour, the kilometer information was taken over correctly, but Komoot has exaggerated slightly at the speed 😎
Otherwise, the tour led again through a varied landscape. The residential caves in Langenstein, as well as the small and large sandstone caves, are worth seeing and definitely worth a visit 👍
At the end we went to collect ticks through a completely overgrown little beaten path🥺
September 8, 2021