About Apollo831

Berg- und Naturliebhaber mit ausgeprägtem Sinn für idyllische Einsamkeit und Ruhe im Freien.

Distance travelled

1,147 mi

Time in motion

317:32 h

Recent Activity
  1. Apollo831 went for a hike.

    October 31, 2021

    8.43 mi
    2.6 mph
    1,600 ft
    1,625 ft
    Christian, Gabi and 5 others like this.
  2. Apollo831 and Harlekin317 went for a hike.

    October 30, 2021

    〽️Markus, franco and 23 others like this.
    1. Apollo831

      We started today at zapfigen temperatures below 10 ° C around 10 o'clock. The 1000 meter cave tour usually offers the opportunity to climb 1000 meters in altitude in Middle Franconia, while marching through a beautiful low mountain range with old ruins, small villages and rivers. Unfortunately, the paths are already very damp and offered little hold. That makes some ascent a real feat of strength. But otherwise they are good to go. We ended the tour around 4 p.m. due to the onset of rain and only completed half of the tour. The view is sometimes fantastic, the October fog in the light beech forests is sometimes eerie, the late, early winter sun rays are unfortunately no longer enough to warm us. A strong wind was blowing over the mountain tops and in the fog it was sometimes very cold. Otherwise a great route with a lot of potential and training effect.

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      • October 30, 2021

  3. Apollo831 and Harlekin317 went for a hike.

    September 4, 2021

  4. Harlekin317 and Apollo831 went for a hike.

    September 4, 2021

    Rolling Rudi, Daniel 〽️ and 10 others like this.
  5. Apollo831 and Harlekin317 went for a hike.

    August 24, 2021

    16.1 mi
    2.9 mph
    2,425 ft
    2,325 ft
    Maria 🌻, BirgitDa and 35 others like this.
    1. Apollo831

      From the parking lot at the Lautergrund rehabilitation clinic, we set out on our hike west towards Schwabthal at around 10:00 a.m. in mixed weather. Small breeding ponds and a trickle accompany you for a short while through the lush green. Above Frauendorf we pass a stone cross girder under two plane trees with a tranquil view over the neighboring Döritztal over to Dornig and Metzenberg.
      We descend and cross the small but very clear Döberten to find out, full of disappointment, that we won't be able to stop at the Staffelberg this Tuesday - but that doesn't scare us, we are well prepared!
      A long but mostly leisurely climb to the Staffelberg plateau, around the Lerchenberg, leads us past a small rest area with a pond, a raised crossroads with a bench and finally to the impressive view of the Staffelberg and back to the Spitzberg. So that's where our first goal is.
      The chosen route is tricky, because it leads us repeatedly through valley aisles, only to turn steeply uphill and then down again - but finally we reach the longed-for Staffelberg.
      The view of the surrounding area is really impressive and invites you to be amazed and linger. It goes without saying that there is quite a lot going on here, as the view, the chapel and the inn can also be easily reached from Bad Staffestein, Romansthal, Horsdorf or Loffeld.
      We cross the plateau in several loops and finally the “old Staffelberg”, which has to be climbed with a somewhat alpine look, but offers a beautiful view of the country. Shortly behind the rock we find a bench in the sun, up on the ridge with a view of Banz Monastery, and we have lunch here.
      We continue to Uetzing with its half-timbered houses and flower-adorned front gardens, which are entirely dedicated to rural village romance. Here we take another break with a very tasty, hearty cyclist at the Metzgerbräu brewery and their very laudable farm shop. Then we climb up to the Sulligknöcklein and watch the worsening weather with mixed feelings - looks like rain, but could also stay dry. In Schwabthal, the decision to go on is made quickly, after all, it was not even 20km to get here!
      The southern loop leads through the end past the Black Eagle, which is also closed today (well, that's bad luck), then past the Kaider opencast mine and the Kümmersreuth opencast mine, which you can also see. Finally we reach the Kemitzenstein and walk with a somewhat steeper step past the Pfaffenstein, a free-standing rock with its miniature rock gate and down into the Tiefenthal, which meanders through a light mixed forest, back to the rehabilitation center. All in all, the tour took a little longer than expected, but we don't regret the stays at the Staffelberg and the Metzgerbräu.
      A very nice tour that we will go again;)

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      • August 25, 2021

  6. Apollo831 planned a hike.

    August 22, 2021

  7. Apollo831 and Harlekin317 planned a hike.

    August 22, 2021

    12.0 mi
    2.1 mph
    1,675 ft
    1,675 ft
  8. Apollo831 and Harlekin317 planned a hike.

    August 22, 2021

  9. Apollo831 planned a hike.

    August 22, 2021

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