Conditions: A fluff of fresh snow on the various "old layers", there really isn't much snow left, it was partly iced up, but the layer of ice was often so thin that it could be broken through. On the descent from Fähnerenspitz I pulled on the spikes, which was helpful, especially in the area around the ridge at Resspass. Oh yes, at the transition to the Forsttobel I followed old snowshoe tracks, this section is not marked...Conclusion: At the moment there is a lot going on at various levels and the working days are not getting any shorter or less intensive with the many additional Covid tests and at the same time booster vaccinations and work absences in the team (not due to Covid), and so I was drawn to it again today to my beloved Fähnerenspitz 💗, because he always manages to give me strength and that's how it was today 😊💗. Set for a very cloudy, foggy tour, I was then even spoiled with a few nice moods 😍 and the fluff of fresh snow and the enormous calm that prevailed today were enchanting and really beneficial 🥰 ... it was a wonderful round with just animal encounters and pleasantly beautiful moods and this wonderful peace 🥰🥰🥰🥰...was exactly what I needed today 😊💗🙏.
2 days ago
- 03:4810.6 mi2.8 mph3,950 ft3,825 ft
I have also done this beautiful Alpstein snowshoe tour several times and therefore refer to my old reports:Almost identical tour: komoot.de/tour/303490163Only Alp Sigel: komoot.de/tour/605382128Conclusion: On the ascent and descent from/to Alp Sigel in the forest and on the ascent to the Fälensee, the snow was pretty rare and there were a few apere spots and otherwise the tour, following in the footsteps of others, would probably have been better without snowshoes. ..Fresh snow is needed!
There were icy patches, wet snow, but also wonderfully powdery and snowy patches and wherever possible, I really enjoyed leaving my own tracks in the snow 🥰 and there were heaps of them 😄👍... it was often ne Cross-country tour 😉 or at least went a little off the paths and tracks of the others and so I was happy to be out and about with the snowshoes... I really like trudging through the untouched snow a bit 🥰. And the views and the enormous tranquility in the area were enchanting 🥰🥰🥰.
This was a tour that I really enjoyed and the breaks took up almost twice as much time as the hiking itself...just being, enjoying the mountains, soaking up the sun, admiring the views, watching animals, listening to the murmur of the streams , Watching the little snow clouds that blew from the summit, etc etc... and the cloud moods that developed later were also a dream 😍😍😍...oh, what a love thing 😊.
6 days ago
I did this brilliant and beautiful snowshoe tour for the third time today and for me as an Alpstein lover this is of course twice as special 😊💗 and so today I could hardly stop being amazed and I am still deeply touched and a bit speechless. ...it was just indescribably beautiful and really indescribable I let the very numerous pictures tell my story.... 🤭😊On this tour, the conditions should be right (WT4), the technique is sometimes a bit more demanding and, above all, the avalanche bulletin should be observed and the conditions should of course be assessed on site....To be honest, I don't know too much about it and I'm very careful there... In addition to the avalanche bulletin, I also use the site from the touring ski guru, it's great 👍.
skitourenguru.ch/track-view?area=ch&id=643If you are interested, you can also read the description of my first tour
komoot.de/tour/109982271And yes, what else can I tell you.... the snow was still slightly powdery to wet in places, but not frozen and nice and soft, which also benefited my knee, which was still a bit bruised, and also sagged so far that it wasn't very deep Sinking was present 👍.
7 days ago
- 02:115.69 mi2.6 mph3,025 ft3,050 ft
The Stockberg is a very popular destination in winter for touring skiers as well as snowshoeers, but today I was mostly completely alone and today I only shared the summit with the famous bench with birds 🥰 ... oh, how I enjoy it 😊🥰 Thanks to my Thursday off 😊👍 and probably also to my late start, because today I couldn't leave until the afternoon ...The snow was from slightly powdery to wet, the broken slopes were mostly good bearing and so I always alternated between untouched and groomed areas.
(Untouched places with a depth of approx. 15-20 cm, hardly any in snowshoe tracks and very different in the tracks of touring skiers, but mostly not too deep.Only on the descent from the summit down to Stockneregg was the snow sometimes a bit in short supply and the meadow came to light here and there, otherwise really super nice and wonderful wait staff and all this with glorious sunshine ☀️🥰😍😄.Conclusion: I was not here for the first time today and this tour definitely has its permanent place in the repertoire of my winter tours that I will do again and again 👍. It was just wonderful 😍😍😍😍 ..... wonderful sun-exposed paths ☀️ and with wonderful views 😍😍😍😍 and yes to be able to experience this today in wonderful sunshine and in this wonderful tranquility, was just wooooow 😊🥰🥰🥰😍 😍😍.
January 13, 2022
- 01:505.49 mi3.0 mph1,850 ft1,850 ft
Since there is not too much snow yet and the sun-drenched and wind-exposed Fähnerenspitz will probably soon be too little snow for a snowshoe tour, I really wanted to take this opportunity today ...Right at the beginning of the tour I met a farmer's wife and asked her if I could cross country up there; she said clearly, in winter you can do that 👍 ... so let's go 😄😄😄 and so it went on across the country ... Oh, how I love something and it was wonderfully quiet too 😄🥰😄🥰.The terrain is ideal for cross-country tours, it is not dangerous and yet it is a little adventure 😄😄😄 ... The main difficulty today was to avoid the umpteen streams and barbed wire fences or to cross them. There is not much snow and so the streams are only slightly covered and it was an advantage to be able to recognize the quiet rustling with open eyes and with pricked ears so as not to pound into it 😅.Conclusion: There shouldn't be less snow, but it was ideal for a cross-country tour, otherwise it would be too strict 👍. The snow quality was mostly very nice, a pleasure and not severe, but I barely made any progress today and could hardly get enough of the beautiful moods and enjoyed the wonderful peace and the little adventure of going across the fields 😄🥰😍😍😍 ... Oh " my "Fähnerenspitz just manages to give me total wings over and over again 💗. This was a tour that I enjoyed endlessly and fully savored 🥰🥰🥰.And yes, I know there are once again way too many photos, but they are mainly for me and I don't like to decide 😊😊.
January 8, 2022
- 02:369.92 mi3.8 mph2,475 ft2,475 ft
Today I was able to compensate for a couple of overtime hours, so of course I wanted to go into the snow 😄 and since Thomas from Vorarlberg was still free, I was very happy to let him show me something of the beautiful country again 🇦🇹💗.The start was from Latschau and leads over the well-groomed winter hiking trail in a moderate but steady incline through the beautiful Gauertal with wonderful views through the enchanting winter landscape, past deeply snowed fir trees, babbling rivers and with the fascinating view up to the Drei Türme, Sulzfluh and Drusenfluh etc. up to the Lindauer Hütte 😍🥰😍.Of course, we weren't on the road alone today and you'll probably rarely be here either. The path is partly shared with winter hikers, snowshoe hikers, ski tourers and tobogganists. The hut itself was also well attended ... so after a fine meal I didn't mind leaving the hustle and bustle of the hut behind me. The hut is really great and the staff is very friendly and the food is delicious 👍.In the hut you can rent a toboggan for 10 euros and so it was great fun with the toboggan back to Latschau 😄😄😄👍. A really great route, especially for me as a little shit (I've never sat on such a thing since school), the route is perfect, a wonderful route with only a moderate gradient 👍 ... it's really, really fun made 😄😄😄😄.At the end we strolled around the Latschau reservoir and admired and enjoyed the reflections in the water of the surrounding mountains and of course the mountains themselves 🥰💗😍.And yes, I know, I'll repeat myself 😊, but I really like the country and people here 🥰💗😍 ... that was a really great day 😄.
January 7, 2022
- 01:565.40 mi2.8 mph1,150 ft1,125 ft
On the way to the Gasthaus Hoher Hirschberg you are rarely alone in any weather conditions and so today, with wonderful fresh snow and not yet too deep sinking in, I always hiked a little off the beaten track 🥰.There would hardly have been any sinking in the tracks, pathless then so ankle to calf deep ... so perfect 😃👍. I like that a lot and the soft surface and hardly any straight stretches, but also no steep inclines, were very beneficial to my bruised knee and at a significantly reduced pace I was even able to walk almost completely painless today 😃.There weren't too many views today in the foggy, cloudy weather, although the tour doesn't offer the most gigantic views either, that's why I did it today. But the snow-covered trees were a real eye-catcher 🥰🥰 and wading through the fresh snow was a pleasure 🥰😃 and in the end I was even spoiled with a few nice moods 😍.
January 6, 2022
- 01:214.33 mi3.2 mph825 ft800 ft
After soft fresh snow and beautiful bright spots, an afternoon that was free, despite knee pain, would still be used for a small, fine tour in the surrounding area ... just start slowly and see how it works ... and it worked 😊At my starting point in St. Josefen in the municipality of Gaiserwald, it is easy to park near the forest fire. First we go through the fern forest along a wonderful babbling brook with Brüggli 🥰 ... a place that I really like. And then the route is characterized by beautiful views of the Alpstein and the city of St. Gallen. Only the way back should possibly be adjusted a bit ... then I walked down across the field in the meadow area 😎 ... but when the meadow was snow-covered, I allowed myself to do that 😊.Conclusion: This is one of my favorite "almost" home rounds (from home, it would have been too far for me today) and feeling the soft snow under your feet was great and the moods very nice 🥰 and yes, my knees are fine even a little better 😊.
It was a sweet, fine round 🥰.
January 5, 2022
The Kamor 💗 is one of my favorite winter peaks and, as you probably know 😊🙈, it is visited very often and very much appreciated 💗 and yes, during Oli's visit today I wanted to show him one of my favorite places and so this was a double reason for me Paying another visit to the Kamor 😊 ... I just really like the views from up there 💗😍😍😍.For the ascent, we first chose the small detour via Guggeier, because the tour is wonderfully sunny and promising from the start ☀️😍👍.We continued over the Resspass over to Zapfen and from there up to the huts of Frosen where the views towards the Rhineland over into Austria are simply super beautiful 😍😍😍 ... I really like it here 😊🥰💗.However, the wind shook a lot and so we looked for protection on a house wall of one of the huts and strengthened ourselves in the windbreak for the rest of the ascent to the Kamor.Strengthened, we went up and up ... as usual, we went further up along the ridge where the panorama still knocks me off my feet even after so many visits 😍😍😍 and also the moods; the back of the camera illuminates the sunshine and in the distance the gloomy gray, the fine mist over Lake Constance and the fantastic view and cloud moods ... 😍😍😍😍.Today we even had the summit to ourselves ... no wonder 😆, because here too the wind continued to shake properly and so we looked for a little less exposed spot to take a break and enjoy the wonderful views and moods 😍😍😍 .By the way, up to this point there was little snow contact, respectively many snowfields could be avoided and which ones were easy to walk 👍.In winter, the descent from the box saddle directly down to the resting place should only be chosen carefully ... avalanche slope !!!Today the conditions were good ... not too much snow and a lot of avalanches already down and solidified. The snow was soft and easy to walk and there were already many tracks / steps. I still felt more comfortable here with spikes on my feet and to be honest, I was a bit queasy at first 🙈 ... but I'm also a little shit 😊. But it went surprisingly well and the views and moods still beguiled me enormously 😊😍😍😍 and absolutely nothing of the wind could be felt here and it was pleasantly warm.After a stop in the resting place, we went straight back to Brülisau.Conclusion: Oh man, every time I think to myself; Today you only write very little and there is such a long text here again 🙈 ... so at least I will be brief now ... Kamor 💗, wonderful moods with ingeniously beautiful views and super great company 😘😄😍😍😍💗.
January 2, 2022