Before the grayness of everyday life catches up with me again in the office, I went out into the fresh air again today. With acquaintances I made a tour from Glottertal (turnoff Föhrental) to the Streckereck via the Attental to Ebnet.
The hoarfrost in the early morning, which had covered entire areas, was wonderful. The ice crystals on every plant, on leaves, grass and twigs are such filigree and fragile structures and, for me, true works of art. If I was traveling alone I could have spent a long time taking pictures to capture and soak up these beauties.
I find the path from Glottertal to Streckereck beautiful at any time of the year. Only on the stretch corner was there a little bit of snow. Unfortunately, the view you can have here was very cloudy.
We hiked down mostly wide paths into the Attental. We wanted to stop at Cafe Faller, but unfortunately they still have company holidays until the day after tomorrow. So we went on to Ebnet without a delicious piece of cake.
For once, the drive home didn't run into the fog, so that I arrived in the sunshine and was able to eat the long-awaited piece of cake at home.
4 days ago
Today I went on a snowshoe hike with PSV Freiburg. We started at the Stollenbacher Hütte, where a lot was going on. No wonder, because everyone wanted to escape the fog in the lowlands to the sunny heights of the Black Forest. We weren't alone on the route, but things went quite well.
We climbed up to the new TV tower on the Feldberg summit via Toten Mann, Hüttenwasen and Immisberg. The view from the summit was just great - the best view of the Alps, the surrounding mountains and the Vosges with fog in the valleys and in the Rhine Valley. I can hardly get enough of such views.
In the summit area, there was very little snow, also because of the snow drifts, and the ground and the grass were sticking out everywhere.
Because of the icy wind, we soon made our way to the St. Wilhelmer Hütte. Unfortunately, this is still closed due to a change of tenants. So we took a long break with our backpack snacks in front of the hut, sheltered from the wind, and enjoyed the beautiful view and the sunshine.
Via the Immisberg, Hüttenwasen and Toten Mann we went back to the Stollenbacher Hütte.
The pleasure tour with a super group of 7 women was a lot of fun. It was very nice!
5 days ago
After the rucksack was packed and the planned snowshoe tour was canceled at relatively short notice due to the weather forecast with hurricane gusts in the Black Forest, I decided to take a walk around Sasbach because the rucksack snack and the March tea at home in the living room just doesn't taste good.
Via the Kreuzweg I went up to the Lützelberg (Litzelberg) with the Litzelberg chapel - a pilgrimage chapel. From there you have a wonderful view. The Black Forest was only overcast, the views of Alsace and the Vosges were good all the time. We continued on the Limberg and above the quarry edge to the ruins of Limburg Castle, also with a great view over the Rhine to the neighboring country.
After descending to the old customs house, I wanted to cross the pedestrian bridge to the Rhine at the restaurant, but it was closed, probably because of flooding. So it was a little bit along the road to get to the Rhine. At some point I had enough because it was a long stretch (it's just better by bike than on foot). So I decided to walk in the direction of Jechtingen, past the Eichert chapel and over the Eichert back to Sasbach.
I just went for it without a plan. Certainly there are sometimes better variants. Still, it was nice and mostly sunny. The cloud formations in the sky were great again.
January 9, 2022
I had something to do on the Tuniberg. Inspired by Nick22's hike (merci G., I more or less took your tour as a template) I thought I would combine it with a Tuniberg tour, especially since Kachelmann had also forecast sun for the morning. When I drove to Niederrimsingen - the start / finish point of my lap - it didn't look like that with a view of the Black Forest. The sky and the mountains were covered with dark clouds.
Right at the beginning of my Tuniberg tour, the view of the Vosges, which shone in the pink light of the rising sun, was absolutely beautiful. The mix of sun and clouds was really great.
If you want it to be enjoyable and relaxing, Tuniberg is the right place for you, because you only have to climb a few meters and the views of the Black Forest, Vosges, Kaiserstuhl and the Swiss Jura are simply great.
It was really nice, even though an icy south wind blew against it on the way back and I didn't break a sweat as a result.
January 8, 2022
The new year began for me with a heartfelt happiness.
The Silbersteig themed trail in Waldkirch-Suggental has a mining history that goes back well into the Middle Ages. I followed the traces of mining in the Suggental on the two circular routes that can be combined with one another.
The lower path leads up to today's visitor mine and the former sacristy in the cemetery. I was very lucky to meet an enthusiastic member of the Silberbergwerk Suggental Association in front of the Bergwerkshütte, who spontaneously offered me a small tour of the St. Anna Stollen so that the year began well. I accepted this offer with great pleasure and learned so much that I couldn't even have found on the information steles.
Then I continued on the higher circular path along the foot or on the Hornbühl, which is heavily marked by mining.
The paths on this section up to the ruins of Schwarzenburg were partly badly damaged by the heavy forest vehicles.
The Schwarzenburg ruins offered a wonderful view of the town of Waldkirch, the Elz Valley, the Kaiserstuhl and the Vosges. Here, after my guide, I met the first people in the Anna Stollen. A family also enjoyed the view and a short time later I was alone again. With such a quiet and view, the remaining walls literally offered a long break.
Then it went on over very beautiful paths over the Luser. While I was taking pictures, a hiking companion from PSV suddenly stood behind me. Which friends…. the world is small.
From the Luser onwards, the tour wasn't so lonely, but it wasn't overcrowded either. Over the Schloßwaldeck and the Wissereck the way led back to Suggental and then to the parking lot at Suggenbad.
The area runs through ore veins made of barite and chert quartz, of which numerous remains around Suggental are evidence of. On this tour you can learn a lot about the rise and fall of the once productive ore mines on information boards and listening stations. I was lucky enough to have everything told and shown live and was able to take a piece of barite with me from the tunnel. It was very nice.
January 1, 2022
I went to bed very late - got up late - after the sun had shone, threw stuff into my backpack very quickly - quickly drove to Eichstetten and did a little lap there.
After G. (Nick22) reported about the Geo-Path hike with the loess tunnel, this round was also on my plan. I forgot to download the planned tour offline. So I didn't want to wait until it finally worked because of the connection, I just stepped on it. More or less then I walked the geo-path, with a few deviations. In fact, I knew almost every route because I often hiked in the Kaiserstuhl. I passed the loess tunnel, but didn't pay any attention to it. The entrance is really very inconspicuous and sometimes you shouldn't enter it. I still had to take a quick look.
If the sun was still shining on the approach, it rarely prevailed during the lap. From the Eichelspitzturm, on which I have already been several times, I had a very good view in all four directions.
On the way I saw some of the beautiful jays and great spotted woodpeckers and a number of titmouse. As soon as we reached the car, the rain began. So everything was fine.
Since it is not far from Eichstetten to my workplace, I went to work for a few hours after this nice and very quiet supply of fresh air.
December 27, 2021
Today I wanted to soak up the sun again. The start / finish point was Hinterzarten. Except for the Mathisleweiher, which is beautiful even in winter, it was a lonely tour. Probably because the paths and paths were completely icy and partly as smooth as glass. From the Adlerschanze at the tower for the judges, I was out and about with Grödeln.
I liked the section from the Mathisleweiher the most and was almost exclusively on the Säbelthomaweg.
It was a wonderful exercise session. It's easier to get over it when you are surrounded by fog again at home.
December 19, 2021
I started at the Caritas house because - like many others - I wanted to escape the fog. After 1.8 km I came to the Menzenschwander Geißenpfad. Here I made a detour to Köhler-Platz up to the boardwalk. Then it went on past the Klusen moraine, then to the Menzenschwander waterfalls. The short path along the waterfall was very icy, but it was not a problem with Grödeln. We continued on well-rolled paths to Menzenschwand, from there on a path past Gewann Schwarzenberg to s’Moränen-Monschderle and Flößers Rast. Here I turned around and made my way to the Hochkopfhütte. The path or path to the cross-country ski run on the Hochkopfweg was not groomed, which is why I took my snowshoes to help. That was pretty exhausting. Originally I had planned to hike from there to the Zweiseenblick in Bärental. Since I didn't know whether the way there was untracked, which would have cost a lot more time, I decided not to go because I wanted to walk in daylight. The full moon and possibly. my headlamp would have done its job, but I wasn't into it, especially since my socks were totally wet. So I made my way to the Caritas house via the Lachenrütteweg.I've been on this premium hiking trail several times, but never in winter. At this time of year you are not greeted by the little goats who give the path its name and you cannot hear the goat bells ringing. It was nice anyway and I enjoyed the great weather and the winter landscape.
December 18, 2021
Since the weather forecast was originally pretty bad, I decided yesterday to work an extra shift today. With the exception of Kachelmann, everyone had predicted rain and were really wrong. I have to say one thing: when it comes to the weather, Kachelmann is really good and believable!
So I took a long walk before starting work, combining work and pleasure.I started in Buchheim. First it went over the Dreisamniederungspfad to Hugstetten, then on the Marchhügelpfad over the hills in front of the mountains (as it was once so nicely said in a BZ report). On the signs from the Plenum Naturgarten Kaiserstuhl you can learn a lot about the March and you can "stroll through a historical landscape park" that offers fantastic views. Afterwards I got back to the starting point via the Dreisamniederungspfad.
Conclusion: a small and simple but beautiful and above all panoramic tour
December 12, 2021
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Today I explored the small circular route in the lower Kappler Valley on the Kappel MENSCH-ZEIT-ERDE habitat, because I didn't want to do a big tour after yesterday's vaccination.
As most of you should know, the stations consist of information boards about the history of the Kappler Valley, especially from the mining era, as well as soundcapes (sound recordings with sounds, noises and the explanations associated with them) and large-format wooden sculptures by Thomas Rees. All of this is stored in the BIOS KapplerTal app, including the background to the sculptures and accompanies you through the themed trail.
It was a very interesting little group. The sculptures by Thomas Rees inspire me again and again.
December 5, 2021