Today we discovered the Nockalmstraße. Nice curvy and with many opportunities for hiking. It was a good thing, we were disappointed by the Wörthersee. There is a handle for € to $. One splendid villa next to the other so that you can hardly get to the lake. We then let it go and ended up here.We weren't really equipped for hiking. No walking shoes. I in shorts;). We just wanted to stop at the parking lot so that Betty can get into the green.But the way up again activated the will for more. So it went a little further until Martin gave up indignantly. No problem, due to the fear of heights and the circumstances, he went back to the car. But he still had reached a small summit, that's something!Betty and I decided to go a little further. The summit cross seemed close ... wrongly thought. There was still a lot of altitude difference in between. An icy wind whistled. I remembered a colleague you can almost only see in shorts ... so it went uphill. I had a jacket with me and the hat on my head also came in handy.So we passed the second summit and our car with Martin became very small. Now the summit of the Klomnock opened. On it stood the targeted summit cross. So continue on the thin path on the ridge. We scrambled upwards with a sharp crosswind. Once again I was amazed at how intuitively Betty recognizes the right path and stubbornly hiked up. With all four paws built-in, of course, no problem;).Once at the top it whistled from all corners and almost blew my hat off. A few pictures of the cross and the surrounding area as well as the rewarding selfi of the two of us and on we went to the descent.This time we chose a different route that I had spotted on the way up. Two hikers came by, looking at the shorts with irritated eyes. The boys were 5 degrees too cold for that;).The way down was more pleasant and Betty had enough time to go hunting for marmots again. Not that she had even gotten close to one, but the warning whistle from them was audible.Arrived at the bottom Martin was already looking forward to our return. Great little round was that ... and that was certainly not the last mountain;).
June 20, 2020
Today we went to the Lammersdorfer Berg. At first Google didn’t guide us anywhere to Lammersdorfer Hütte, where it should start. No idea what G has against our tours;).The right street was then found. Fixed the 6 euros toll paid and it went high. Meanwhile, the car decided to clean the particle filter right now. So up with us on the mountain on many rotation tours. Once at the top, the exhaust literally glowed. That should be similar to us later ... although that sounds wrong now;)).It went on round. And it was already exciting. We had to wriggle through many herds of cows. And then somehow through the barbed wire barriers. Sometimes with sometimes without electricity. It was a bit like hot wire, only with a dog.We had apparently taken the path upside down and it went steeply uphill. Over and over again. But at some point we had reached the summit cross and the herds of cows disappeared into the "valley".Now it started to hail spontaneously. Didn't bother us and it soon subsided again. Now a little dog came out of nowhere. He only had eyes for Betty. But she resisted steadfastly. It should turn out that the dog was completely alone up there. After many tries, he best listened to "Fiffi" and followed us at every turn.Our grown group of four now reached the Granattor. A steel gate filled with stones. Here again there were the obligatory photos. Unfortunately the summit stamp could not be used.Now it was slowly going down again. We met another beautiful viewpoint with "stones of life" (what are these stone towers actually called?).Now it started to pour properly and there were still 5 kilometers to go. It went ahead stubbornly. At least down and not further up. But the wet and cold moved into our limbs. Bad weather? Nope ... wrong clothes or badly impregnated!Shortly before arriving at the hut, two dogs had to be led on a leash under an electric fence and past cows. A bit like limbo dancing with self flagellation. Smoking on the floor, we passed this obstacle and arrived at the hut, our starting point.We immediately asked if anyone knew our “Fiffi”. Perplexed looks the hospitality immediately mobilized. Phone calls. Pictures for the Facebook animal search. - We had a good time outside. Of course, both animals got something too. But it was still cold and we waited in the hope that "Fiffi" could be conveyed.An hour passed ... there were always updates if there was anything new.Owner found !!!After an hour and a half it was time. There was feedback and the owners were on the way. We decided to wait for the moment ...After two hours it was time. Simmi is actually the name of the good guy and preferred to go with others during the alpine lift;).Frozen but happy, we went home now.
June 19, 2020
Today we went to the Osnabrück hut. But this is in the Alps, near the Ankogel group near the Kölnbreinsperre. We had discovered the place years ago, on the way there was our "house", which is actually a memorial.The beginning was difficult because the pass was probably blocked - danger of avalanches. We called the hut, but everything was fine there and we could come. Almost 10 kilometers separated us from the goal. It should be ready after a good two hours.But first we visited our "would like" home. It was almost as usual. A nice view of the dam. But this time the water level was very low. Enough melt water from the higher locations in the basin had not yet arrived.We continued to the bridge. From there, a sign says, there is no more radio reception. The full LTE bar promptly said goodbye to nothing. It can be done without, and it should be.It went on to the hut. This time we didn't have to sneak through a herd of cows. With dog almost Russian roulette. This did not happen. To do this, we were whistled by a huge number of marmots on all sides. Betty was really keen. But hunting is not.Arrived at the hut and hungry like twelve forest workers, we stood in front of a locked door. Nobody there ... Martin except himself, secretly threatened 0 Google stars. After a while, the operating family arrived and conjured up a delicious home-made sausage. We were the first guests this year.The way back was strengthened. Another 10 kilometers. But in return there are always great new perspectives.Our “home” was also visited again and used for a family photo. Here Martin suddenly became nervous, always trying to get something out of his jacket pocket and then not again.We went on and decided to visit the dam itself. We passed the Kölnbreinstuberl, where Betty first took a bath in the ice-cold mountain stream. The disturbed child. We passed the Hotel Malta which really accommodates here like a prince. Then we struggled past a herd of goats and were on the dam.There is a kind of balcony on the dam, the Skywalk. You look into the abyss through glass and bars. Martin dared despite fear of heights. And then it was time. He rummaged in the jacket again ...And I said -Yes!
June 17, 2020
Today we went up to the Dobratsch. But first Google directed us to the wrong corner. The second time it works. The toll was paid quickly and then it went up.Eleven parking spaces on the stage were available. We started from parking lot 7. Generally there wasn't much going on, but we didn't want to do a drive-in from the top. Would not have been bad afterwards, because there are still about 1.5 hours to walk and about 430 meters of altitude had to be overcome.On the way up we experienced almost every weather and there was a new wonderful view around every corner. But how some get up there by bike will remain a mystery to me forever;).There were also plenty of opportunities for a break on the way. We use this, but the goal was of course the summit. There was a giant antenna, a church, a DAV tavern and the summit cross waiting for us.Admittedly, I usually do not visit restaurants on the tours, but this was necessary ... because hunger, thirst, aching calves ^^.After the refreshment we went to the Knappenkirche "Maria am Stein". We only saw Maria on the tire of the e-bike driver, but we admired the highest European church. And it has been here since 1692 ...After that, the obligatory 360 degree panorama had to be created and the picture went to the summit cross after plenty of pictures.This was the biggest challenge for Martin. Due to his fear of heights, when there are steep slopes to overcome, it took a lot of persuasion to switch over there. He was glad to be able to clasp the cross.Then it went down. Also there were new impressions that had not been noticed before. Mountain panoramas and wild fauna. Wonderful.Of course our Betty really liked the tour, which is also completely vertigo-free.
June 16, 2020
Today it was in the footsteps of Samuel Görner, a hermit who lived here and created the Samuel cave and lived in it.First we went to a small view, which showed a stately lodge on the mountain. The rock stage followed immediately. A wonderful ensemble and above all well maintained.Then it went into the forest. Here we had our sights set on the wrong part of the forest and landed on a large meadow. Betty immediately changed back to "Raptor mode" and whizzed through the man-sized grass.Back on the right way through an old underpass, a few climbs had to be made. We were quite out of breath ... except the little four-legged Black Knight ... she was completely unimpressed.On the way we met a four-legged tin monster ... BumbleBee sends his regards. It continued through wonderful trails. Lush overgrown with yarrow. A beautiful view and also a view emerged. At the "multi-root tree" Betty had to serve as a model again :).After another piece, finally downwards, we finally arrived at the cave. Incredible that someone just hacked this into the sandstone. Already around 1718. We briefly imagined whether we could also live in such a cave. So scurried in and then visited the two viewpoints, which were above and next to the dwelling. The obligatory 360 ° streetview panorama should not be missing and then it slowly went back.
June 7, 2020
Today we went on a little spontaneous tour. Actually, this was planned with our dog Betty, but after a few kilometers the tongue hung at half past seven and some paths had already become too warm. So it went briefly home, let the dog animal rest for the time being. You didn't get asked twice :).We then set out again. Martin was on the e-scooter today because I had sold my old MTB. The scooter didn't yet know what was coming.So it went on to Löbtau-Süd and then towards Coschütz and past the Eiswurmlager. There we turned, but the trail became very "stepped" that we turned. The scooter weighs about as much as my bike ... and you don't want to drag that. So we continued to Freital and shortly after the Y crossing up a trail. The scooter was difficult to tow and had to surrender a few times. The slopes were too steep. In the meantime I drove up and down again on the nice flowing trail until Martin had reached the top. We continued through the forest, but now slightly downhill. That was both fun again and the scooter came along unexpectedly well. Then it went past the Begerburg, from which you have a good view of the motorway, which comes out of the mountain there and disappears on the other side. Behind you can still see the old garrison mill.
From here it went further down, over a lot of steps. So let the brake slip and go. Martin skillfully used the rain gutter with the narrow scooter.Then it went back, this time across the streets of Plauen. Past old railroads and industrial buildings towards the city center. There past the main train station and the Russian basilica. Then it went on over the Bürgerwiese and the Blüherpark. In the former Roboton site, "kids" of all ages could once again watch their tricks with scooters, skates, skateboard and BMX. What they can do ... insanity.We continued past the Altmarkt, where there was just another demo. It passed the Semper Opera and the Zwingergarten.The last stage was approaching. We returned home via Pieschener Allee and the extensive meadows of Ostra Island, across the old bridge at the harbor. The dog child was already waiting ...
June 1, 2020
In my E-MTB group I received a tip for some nice trails yesterday. Near the pretty Hellerau it should be on the Hellerberge. I hadn't visited Hellerau since ... it was a long time ago.So today I went to test my new damper settings. Two-wheeled freedom was waiting through the hip Neustadt, then the military Albertstadt and past the prison: what a great area and almost empty.Sandy meadows were waiting as well as hilly slopes and trails. Partly lushly covered with yellow flowering shrubs, dense birch forest or concrete here and there. Above all, sand, which was plentiful.The actual goal was actually only the view of Dresden from the Heller. I found this too. Right next to ski jumps that others had built in the forest. I only dared the little ones. Respect who does it himself.But the trails crashed all the more :).I never thought that I would have something like that on my doorstep, even if on the dark side of the Elbe :). Fun is guaranteed and I absolutely have to come here with Betty, the space to whiz after is plenty here. If it remains so poor, it would only be welcome. Because it is refreshing not to get angry looks, even though you have taken a lot of consideration.Incidentally, the damper settings were a complete success. I am probably not yet so obese that one token had to be put in the fork less.
May 26, 2020