About Jenny
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1,139 mi

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354:11 h

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  1. Jenny and Timmy went for a hike.

    January 1, 2022

    2.49 mi
    3.1 mph
    800 ft
    750 ft
    Knut Ursula, Burkhard and 12 others like this.
    1. Jenny

      This was a tour with obstacles. Originally we wanted to incorporate the two stamps into a route hike. But for that we would have needed the Wurmberg cable car. On our last vacation, however, it was out of order due to maintenance work. During this holiday, operations had to be suspended due to squalls, so we removed the two stamps from the route hike and wanted to collect them very comfortably on Saturday, our last day of the holiday.
      The plan was to take the cable car up the Wurmberg, because it should finally go again, get the stamp on the Wurmberg and then hike back to the parking lot via Kaffeehorst. The less worm mountain the better. We just don't like it.
      So we parked at the cable car, got a parking ticket and then wanted to buy tickets for the cable car. There we were then informed that the operation was suspended due to strong gusts of wind and it was not yet possible to say when it would start again. Damn!
      We then decided to park at the Hexenritt parking lot, then of course had to pay parking fees there again, and from there to walk up the old mountain via Kaffeehorst. First it went over the Kolonnen Grenzweg and then up the 375 steps of the old bobsleigh run. Quite exhausting. I think that was the longest flight of stairs I've ever climbed.
      When we reached the top, fog and squalls greeted us. There was nothing going on, we didn't see anyone, but loud music was playing outside at the Wurmberg Alm. Magical ...
      For the way down we then chose the more relaxed hiking trail on the Wurmberg and walked back to the car via the Kolonnen Grenzweg. The joy was great, because that was the end of the Harzer Grenzweg for us and besides, the issue of Wurmberg is also dealt with for the next hiking emperor.
      Afterwards we wanted to get the badge for the Grenzweg and also have bronze, silver, gold and hiking king stamped. However, all tourist information was completely closed on New Year's Day. We tried Braunlage, Bad Harzburg and Goslar, without success. Pity! But the first mission for the next Harz vacation is already clear: Off to tourist information.

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      • January 4, 2022

  2. Jenny and Timmy went for a hike.

    December 31, 2021

    Ascondy, Ina and 14 others like this.
    1. Timmy

      The next stage on the Grenzweg leads us to Torfhaus today. As tourist haters, we of course avoid the actual peat house and park on the corner of Goetheweg. We continue on the same, later turn right onto the Kaiserweg, which brings us to the triangular post (168 and Grenzweg), which is quite un-imperial, rustic, rocky, muddy, softened, and wet. Compared to the past few days, the weather is much better today; Although an ice-cold wind blows here and there, it is dry and lighter, so that we can make the break for the first third of the way outside.
      Here we come across the tourist highway again, which leads us to the Eckersprung (136 and Grenzweg and Goethe). There we leave it and dare to take the path along the Ecker and downhill towards the Eckerstausee. The term hiking trail is actually wrong, waterway would be better, you could almost go kayaking, for the first few meters it is more of a hop from stone to stone, everything flows ... But we move in a wonderful natural valley, the Ecker gushes and gurgles , later it flows and rustles and splashes wonderfully past; young spruce trees line the edge of the path, which collects the water, only to give it off every now and then in small waterfalls to the corner on the left. Wet, but very beautiful!
      At some point we then continue on a gravel hiking trail, on which we then become aware of the change in the forest. Two years ago the ski monument (19 and Grenzweg) was still in the forest; when we first visited it over 10 years ago, the forest was still dark, dense, green and secluded. Not much of it remains today. After a break it goes over gravel paths and the again rustic Kaiserweg over the Schubenstein. Here we meet the WaldWandelPfad with a special stamp, then we reach the Goetheweg again and are soon back at the car.
      Now we only need the stamps on the Wurmberg and Kaffeehorst. Then the topic Grenzweg will be over for us. Actually, we wanted to attach the two stamps to this tour, but since the Wurmberg cable car was not in operation again, as it was on our last vacation, we decided on this nice variant.
      We wish everyone a happy new year and only the best for 2022, above all a lot of health.
      Tim & Jenny

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      • December 31, 2021

  3. Jenny and Timmy went for a hike.

    December 30, 2021

    0.52 mi
    2.8 mph
    150 ft
    150 ft
    Knut Ursula, Barbara and 16 others like this.
    1. Jenny

      After today's border route tour we quickly caught up with the Phillipps greeting we left out yesterday. Fortunately, it is very close to our apartment in Bad Sachsa, so the journey was very short 😊

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      • December 30, 2021

  4. Jenny and Timmy went for a hike.

    December 30, 2021

    Timmy, hansakeks and 15 others like this.
    1. Timmy

      And continue on the Grenzweg. Today we take the bus from Zorge - Staufenbergstraße to Hohegeiß - Hindenburgstraße, again for free with the Hatix ticket. Zorge rushes past us while we wait for the bus, and we can expect a wet day.
      From there we start, first a little bit along the road to Benneckenstein; At the former border we turn right onto the Grenzweg, which here runs on the former Kolonnenweg. Unlike around the Brocken, however, the holey concrete slabs are well graveled so that the aisle has become a pleasant hiking trail. On the right the fresh green of the "Green Belt", on the left the ruins of the spruce bark beetle. But we don't see much, because the view through gray fog does not go far and there is also more and more fine drizzle. In general, it rained a lot and liked to ...
      Shortly after the Dreiländerstein special postmark (Grenzweg), the Grenzweg leaves the Kolonnenweg and becomes a wonderful forest hiking trail that soon leads to the Sülzhayner Hut - the largest we've ever seen in the Harz Mountains - on the Ehrenplan, a large clearing in the forest. Sometimes quite muddy on the softened ground, you pass the pregnant maiden, an old stone, the inscription of which still has an unexplained meaning. Due to the weather, we leave the stone on the left and trudge on through the puddles to the Wendeleiche. Wendel oak, not reversible corpse; it is actually an oak that used to carry a spiral staircase and a viewing platform (165 + Grenzweg). In good weather there is also a Brocken view, today only a gray wall view.
      From the oak it is not far to the Rote Schuss (90 + Grenzweg) with its particularly beautiful hut, where we also take a break. Hard to believe, but in between the cloud cover tears up and you can at least guess at a view of the surroundings. Strengthened, we set off on the descent to Pfaffengrund and then again steeply uphill to the two-country oak, which stands in the middle of the former border and has also formed two tribes, one on one side of the border and one on the other. It is also the Grenzweg special stamp office.
      From here the Grenzweg leads very nicely to the Stiefmutter Hut (164 + Grenzweg). Here it finally stopped raining, so that we can enjoy the view of the Hundred Acre Meadow. Then it's only a good 2 km to the starting point. Great hike, only the rain was stupid.

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      • December 30, 2021

  5. Jenny and Timmy went for a hike.

    December 29, 2021

    Timmy, Barbara and 16 others like this.
    1. Timmy

      In defiance of the weather report, we drive out of the house in good spirits. Yesterday we stopped the round at Bad Sachsa because of the slipperiness, today there is no more snowflake in the few minutes drive to the parking lot near the Ravensberg ...
      True to the goal of wiggling the Grenzweg as much as possible, but at the same time also working a bit stamp-effectively, we have built the Stöberhai - which is a Grenzweg stamping point due to its history as a BND listening post - in a beautiful round around the Ravensberg. We did a similar thing two years ago in winter - with bright weather, the best views and a walkable ridge path.
      First of all: Unfortunately the weather was shitty. Gray, foggy, wet, unfriendly. As a result, we decided not to make the detour to Philippsgruss 220 and made the short round. And the good density of huts has been used extensively.
      Get off at the parking lot and go to the Stephanshütte (HWN 161). From there with a slight ascent to the aforementioned Stöberhai (HWN 159 + Grenzweg). A sensational stamping point when visibility is good. Quite sad today, everything gray and everything wet. So quickly on towards Hassenstein (HWN 158) - unfortunately the navigator turned out to be a pen bag in between, so that instead of the hoped-for, symptom-free forest path, there was a chic search for the forest machine lane in the right direction.
      From Hassenstein it goes on the ridge path towards Wasserscheide Hohe Tür (HWN 43). Experiences with two croaking teenagers from summer 2020 show that this path can only be used in winter because it is quite overgrown in summer. But an exciting experience in winter; Maybe difficult to find in snow, but a great hiking experience today. In good weather there would also be very nice views to the left and right, that's the advantage of a ridge path ... But today there is only the pleasure of scrambling over fallen trees, checking the GPS over and over again and looking for the partially exposed path. But you can do it really well in winter!
      From the high door it goes into the valley of the Steina, which rushes mightily today. On the other side of the valley, it's a good two kilometers up the mountain, then suddenly a familiar car emerges from the gray soup with a view of less than 50 m. Nothing like getting in, driving off, leaving the Philip's greeting on the right and when you get home threw the coffee machine on. Also opened up the apartment prosecco in the evening to overcome frustration! 😊

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      • December 29, 2021

  6. Jenny and Timmy went for a hike.

    December 28, 2021

    Timmy, Ina and 22 others like this.
    1. Jenny

      The plan for today was to run a lap at the Ravensberg. Once there, however, we gave up after a good 400 meters. The still frozen ground, the rain falling on it, and melting snow and ice made the path a very slippery affair that we didn't want to do to ourselves.
      We then decided to go to Neuhof in the hope that things would look a little better there, and that's how it actually was on many sections. However, the Sachsenstein cliffs did not glow as white as usual and shone far into the distance, but rather lay around gray and lazy in the area. Instead, the Uffe splashed very eagerly.
      The way to the Sachsensteinhütte (HWN 166 + Grenzweg) was still quite slippery, but doable. At the K. Helbing hut we took a short break for breakfast before we went past the cute dwarf church and the imposing Saxon oak on the karst hiking trail above the Walkenried ponds to the Walkenried monastery. The ruins of the monastery church from the 13th century are incredibly impressive. In better weather, I would have loved to have stayed here longer.
      Instead we moved on towards Itelteich and Himmelreich and hiked to the Hexentanzplatz Ellricher Blick (HWN 167 + Grenzweg). The beautiful view escaped us today due to the fog, but since we had already enjoyed it before, it didn't matter.
      We hiked on the extremely beautiful and natural karst hiking trail back to Walkenried and then towards Neuhof. The beautiful Mehholz hut tempted us to stop for a while. Here you have really put a lot of effort and even put seat pads and a guest book ready. Great! Thanks a lot for this!
      Arrived in Neuhof, we then hiked past the pretty crane oaks and the Priestersteinhöhle to the historic gypsum kiln (HWN 192).
      Then we went back to the car, where we were again impressed by the great park at the crane ponds with football field, village community center, several great places for get-togethers, the Köhlerhütte, whose space has been significantly upgraded, and the playground. What an active village!

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      • December 28, 2021

  7. Jenny and Timmy went for a hike.

    December 27, 2021

    1. Burkhard

      Still impressive and depressing at the same time, this former border through Germany… .👍📷🤩🔝👏🌲

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      • December 27, 2021

  8. Jenny went for a hike.

    December 21, 2021

    2.70 mi
    3.6 mph
    25 ft
    25 ft
    🌍 Toschi 🐢🐌, Aci Penser and 14 others like this.
    1. Dayenna

      Class! You could use the wonderful weather !! You have captured the light well for the shortest day of the year 🤗

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      • December 22, 2021

  9. Jenny and Timmy went for a hike.

    November 24, 2021

    10.1 mi
    3.4 mph
    650 ft
    225 ft
    Barbara, Dayenna and 2 others like this.
  10. Jenny went for a hike.

    November 23, 2021

    12.6 mi
    3.0 mph
    1,475 ft
    1,450 ft
    Timmy, Levram DC 🦊 and 39 others like this.
    1. Jenny

      We started our third tour on the Harzer Grenzweg today at the hiking car park in Ilsenburg (5 euros). Once again we were able to experience how beautiful and wildly romantic the Ilsetal is.At first the path led us directly along the rushing Ilse. The first break was then at Zanthierplatz. We love having breakfast in the forest and enjoyed this moment without having traveled a lot beforehand.Then we followed the Ilse, strengthened for the day, until we took the junction towards the Scharfenstein ranger station (HWN 2 + Harzer Grenzweg) to reach the Grenzweg and the associated stamps.While beech forest surrounded us in the Ilsetal valley, we experienced a lot of changing forest from the junction. In some sections the forest looked almost dead; in others one could impressively see dead forest next to the new young forest.Shortly after the ranger station, we actually found ourselves on the Grenzweg, here on the typical convoy path. It is always amazing to see how the route was laid through nature, designed for heavy vehicles. Today the Kolonnenweg is partly graveled in some places for more comfort for hikers and cyclists; But not here, especially since it is still used in favor of the forest in the change of forest vehicles. A relic from another time, which at least in places may remind us of this forever.Soon afterwards we reached the crucifix (HWN 3 + Harzer Grenzweg). It is located at a large crossroads with a hut. We found it terrible on our last visit. Everything was broken up by monstrous forest machines, muddy, tree trunks piled up, pure destruction. That seems to be the past now and hopefully nature will develop again.Then we made our way to the Taubenklippe (HWN 4 + Harzer Grenzweg). There are many dead trees here, but the cliff is easily accessible and offers a great view, at least in good weather. In today's weather it wasn't perfect, but still beautiful. You could see Stapelburg and the Rabenklippe. At least we weren't quite as drowned as last time, when we met pilgrim Andi from Bremen-Nord and spent an hour here together while it was pouring outside. What a nice memory!However, one is also reminded of the Cold War here. At that time the pigeon cliff could not be reached from any side. It was practically between the border fence and the exclusion zone, an extremely well-monitored area. Nevertheless, many people tried to escape towards Eckertal in this section. What a terrible scenario ...Then we went to the Froschfelsen (HWN 5) and then towards the versatile cliffs near Ilsenburg. On one of our last vacations, our nice Ilsenburg landlord had drawn our attention to this and because we liked it so much, we visited the small and large cliffs on the Westerberg again today and then took the recommended route along the Black Trench again.We would like to recommend this at this point as well. The cliffs are impressive not because of their size, but because of their diverse formations. There's a lot to discover. And I particularly recommend the path on the Schwarzen Graben. The rustling and splashing is especially nice and, since the path is obviously not that popular, you can really enjoy it. I could have spent hours here.Back at the hiking car park, today's hike ended and we are already looking forward to another visit to the Ilsetal.

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      • November 23, 2021

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