Rain only after 12 p.m. according to the weather report!
On the spur of the moment I drove to the Oberriedertal and started my tour on the Wilhelmitenpfad near drizzle. On the well-known beautiful path we went steadily upwards, wonderful to walk on a soft, sometimes rooty path to the Lower and Upper Buselbach waterfalls. The bridge at the waterfall was recently refurbished, Thanks to Markus for the info 🙋♀️, who had therefore also recommended this route. We continued up to the shifted turning point of the tour, because the rain was up until l. On the way back I was particularly curious as it was unknown . Kilometer there was first a muddy forest path at its finest with sliding - and climbing parts. In the further course the growing paths showed me that there are not so many hikers on the way. Then the tour ran above the summer toboggan run of the Steinwasenpark on a short piece of asphalt, then on beautiful forest path, becoming narrower, becoming overgrown and then becoming invisible 🤪. (at the latest on this P Unkt I heard the farewell words from home again: "... and no experiments" 🙈😂
Easily said, you want to go back home, so climbing was announced, at the same height was not feasible, i.e. downwards at 20-30%. It was quite violent and exhausting, but actually quite feasible. In the meantime, the weather report had adapted to the rain, Well softened but arrived back at the car very satisfied.
2 days ago
Because of the predicted rain from noon onwards, we set off very early today with the aim of visiting the sawmills. With the cards we made for a "hiking bingo" we had no boredom on the way there, we had to find as many things as possible, that were shown on the maps, among other things, there was a yellow caterpillar, a red males and a beech corner to be found. We didn't find a blue caterpillar, we will probably have to go to the Kybfelsensteig some time
The presence of the sawmen was announced from afar by brightly ringing bells, which were tirelessly at work even on the holiday.
Despite the onset of light rain, towards the end of the round we gave a lonely earthworm a little time, who must have been very happy about our visit, otherwise he would certainly not have "curled up" with laughter! 🙈😄
7 days ago
Today the Hinterwaldkopf from Höllental was announced. For the planning I used a section of Barbara's last tour 🙋♀️, during the further planning I found the ruin Schwarzeck (never heard of it), which is on the way to the Hinterwaldkopf , and then came the descent to the knobs.
At the beginning of the tour, curious whether the Jägerpfad is accessible at all - slightly overgrown, but feasible - further on bypassing the Jägerpath quite steeply to above the Hirschsprungfelsen. Unfortunately, the deer cannot be seen, so a photo from the parking lot down in the valley.
Then, on a wide, beautiful forest path, steadily up with great views towards Roßkopf / Dreisamtal and to the Rappenecker Hütte and later to the Höfener Hütte. At the Schwarzeck chapel ruin, the first break was made, the permanent ascent was quite strenuous. Then we went on to the summit of the Hinterwaldkopf - as always the perfect all-round view - simply brilliant!
After a good kilometer of gravel, the wonderful Ludwig-Thoma-Weg began, a narrow, soft path, sometimes with roots, then on a soft meadow or pine needles. From the junction to the Noppelfelsen we went steeply downwards. No problem with a head for heights and surefootedness, but be careful anyway hip, trendy, popular.
There begins a really beautiful, rustic forest, unbelievably mossy trees and stones, the path becomes narrower and steeper.
The way back along the Höllenbach runs alternately on a wide forest path and on meadows, the B 31 unfortunately in the immediate vicinity, but you can live with it after this great forest spell experience.
April 28, 2021
If you like it quiet, this tour is the right place for you: alternating on beautiful forest paths, slightly overgrown paths or on soft meadow paths, you first go steadily upwards and parallel to the Wagensteigbach.
Once at the highest point of the tour, there are a good three kilometers of wonderful views towards Sankt Peter, the Feldberg, later to Kirchzarten and the Thurner. The descent then leads over a piece of side road and forest path down into the valley and again on a beautiful, easy Overgrown path back. Very nice round with extremely great foresight in the second part.
April 24, 2021
The first path has a 17% gradient right at the beginning, but it is still quite brisk
- very light drizzle set in
To relax, the next two kilometers on a wide, beautiful, but not very interesting forest path were just right
- the drizzle was replaced by light rain
On the next ascent, imagination was asked again, only to guess the path further up, then we went on a wild path in a very climbing-friendly and woody way.
- Due to the increasing altitude, the raindrops turned into sleet showers.
Then the next steep climb followed, now on the "Brend Tour", which already required a few more breaks to breathe 🤪
- at an altitude of 1100 meters you shouldn't be surprised about snowfall 🙈
The wonderful stones of the Günterfelsen are always remarkable. From there to the Brendturm on a beautiful path again it wasn't far. The path towards Hohe Steig ran with slight differences in altitude on alternating desert forest paths, then again beautiful forest paths.
- in the meantime there is drizzle again 🙂
The last ascent to the Hohe Steig is only worthwhile because a great path leads down again 😉 After that, a rather steep, hardly recommended forest / forest path down to Obersimonswald and on the beautiful Wilder Gutach we went back to the start.
- I would have liked to have written here that the sun came out after all - far from it - now continuous rain 😀🙋♀️
April 19, 2021
It was a really nice little round today.
At the beginning and the end along the Elz, the ascent and descent mostly on beautiful paths and at the top of the high path led through an exceptionally beautiful forest.
No one to be seen - only the chirping of birds and the lapping of the water 🥰
April 17, 2021
Looking for a tour, I found what I was looking for at Markus today, thank you for sharing Markus.
At the end of the small side valley Süßenbrunn (hiking car park) the tour begins, which first leads around the Köpfleberg before the summit cross is reached from the back. Great view to Münstertal, towards Staufen / Vosges and the north face of the Belchen.
We continue on a narrow path up to the Gabler Eckhütte for a Versperle, and crossed the path of a deer (again, I was way too slow for a photo 😉)
Then back a bit and the branch down again is a great hiking trail with STILL ingenious views to the Belchen and Hohe Kelch. The coming foliage will probably destroy this view soon.
On a wide forest path we went back to this beautiful side valley with really steep, lush green meadows - a very nice round 🙋♀️
April 15, 2021
On a very beautiful path we first walked along the Wagensteigbach, then the beautiful climb up to the Belleck began. Later a wide forest path took us past the Babara chapel to the last, quite steep ascent of the Belleck summit, with a very beautiful view of Buchenbach and the Schauinsland enjoy the view on the Belleck bench.
Instead of walking back down the other side of the Belleck, we decided to walk back the wonderful path we had come - perfect 🙂
April 11, 2021
The first two kilometers go up quite crisply, not really nice either, as very rough forest work has left its mark. Then four very nice kilometers on a narrow path in zigzag upwards. On the other side again on a beautiful path down, later with Very great view of the Sankt Trudpert monastery and Münstertal.Before you go up again, there is a great view of the Köpfle and behind it to the Vosges, then you go back on the Hirtenweg, later with a view of the Belchen.
April 9, 2021
Started on a badly defaced forest path, the further you walked, the better and more beautiful the path, until after 1.5 km it merged into the narrow path that I discovered last week on the way back from my Schauinsland tour.
On this path we went up to shortly before the Kybfelsen, which we saved today because of a hurricane-like cold wind, the view was also quite hazy today. We continued on a beautiful path to Sohlacker and after a good five km the descent began on a wide, beautiful Forest path, without a highlight, but no more stormy wind. Then a bit of the Kybfelsensteig, and the last serpentine path brought us back to the parking lot.
April 5, 2021