geb. Norddeutscher, Wandern, Mountainbike, Paddeln
I wanted to take a look at the Lech. In the Lechtal the river is still undeveloped, without weirs, barrages or the like and you can take a boat from Steeg to Weißenbach without man-made obstacles.
The Lechtal is really very beautiful, with well-marked trails and many opportunities for a break. Most of the houses were also very nice and kept in good shape.The starting point was the free hikers' car park in Forchach. From there it started over the suspension bridge and then, if possible, up the Lech near the left bank to Stockach, where the Lech then had to be crossed twice. In Holzgau I then looked at the suspension bridge there on foot.
From there it went on to Steeg, again over the Lech and then back on the right bank.From the Hagerau waterfall, a single trail leads along the right bank to just before Dürnau. Most of it is drivable, but it also has a few steep sections that cannot be easily driven.
The same applies even more to the Jochweg behind Dürnau. The path itself is often very close to the slope. So only recommended for experienced people who like to push. I also moved sections here because it was too risky for me.
This is followed by a section where I wanted to do some stretch, because it had been quite a long time and dark clouds were gathering. At the Elbigenalp level, the Lech then had to be crossed twice again.
After Grießau, as I found out in retrospect, it was a well passable forest road (forbidden) to Häselgehr again and on to the Lech cycle path to Stanzach and back to Forchach.
6 days ago
- 01:509.66 mi5.3 mph400 ft625 ft
Water level 69 cm in Beutelsau.Very nice WW route, with beautiful waves, many steps, beautiful nature and only one transfer point. However, the route is likely to be difficult to drive when the water level is low. We already had contact with the ground from time to time.The day before, the water was very cloudy due to the heavy rain, but still rather shallow in places. Stones in the water were difficult to see. Many gravel banks were still accessible.You had to be attentive most of the time, so unfortunately there are only photos of the quieter areas. We had previously approached the step in Schomburg by car and looked at each other.Got really wet. Huge success! :-)
July 18, 2021
- 04:0838.6 mi9.3 mph3,050 ft3,050 ft
The third tour started from Regen through the well-known Bear Hole, a section very well known among paddlers. Unfortunately, I have to say that the expectations here were probably too high. Certainly nice, but the section has little WW. It was blocked and you had to be careful not to hit a stone. Otherwise everything is very simple.There were two new suboptimal transfer locations.We then drove the Gumpenrieder Schwall again :-)
July 11, 2021
- 03:049.79 mi3.2 mph400 ft425 ft
- 01:104.97 mi4.3 mph275 ft325 ft
First tour on the Black Rain on arrival day. The area is still subject to special rules and driving is only allowed between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
The water level was (I think) 95 cm.We drove naughty without a convertible top and then filled the Gumpenrieder flood with water up to the top ... but did not overturn or sink :-)What fun!
July 11, 2021
- 04:3110.2 mi2.3 mph3,350 ft3,350 ft
Today we went up to the Grünten, directly over the west side of the slightly more than 3 km route. The view from the Jägerdenkmal is really unique.From there it went down to the east. I wanted to see how the paths are there and whether you could go down here with the MTB (doesn't look so good).In between my phone spun around and didn't want to take any more photos. That's why there were fewer on the way back. A restart solved the problem and Koomot was still active after that and I was able to continue recording.
June 27, 2021