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  1. MonacoTrail went for a hike.

    4 days ago

    9.75 mi
    1.7 mph
    525 ft
    500 ft
    Wodi, Daniela SJ and 26 others like this.
    1. MonacoTrail

      Laaangweilig, again a Munich city walk, and that in this dream weather! Because of boring: Rumstrawanzen, bawl, reason, a treat! Laim, Westend, Schwanthalerhöhe, slaughterhouse district, Isar. First we were traveling quite quickly, then rather strolling. Effectively, the walking time was 3 hours, but who cares. Because we romped largely undisturbed where otherwise go out raging: goose on the water, railroader Thiel, Old Utting. Only at the Flaucher was more crowds and stretched their bare bellies, etc. in the late sun.On the Theresienwiese peace has returned, the Wiesnabbau runs quickly and gives a different impression of the Oktoberfest. The construction of the new folk theater is already quite advanced, we can look forward to it. The "track warden Thiel" is a group of sprayers on the road, which smells unhealthy, but happens in a cheerful mood. We stroll through the cattle farm area, where tiny lizards scurry, and make a round through the Dreimühlenviertel and along the Westermühlbach: a real discovery (but we are not the first). We return to the Alte Utting, it has become a nice oasis, at least if it is not crowded there.
      When we get off the ship, the sailor choir actually sings 'La Paloma' live in Munich! Are not you crying? So down to the water, over the Flaucher to the Isar and finally to the tram in the Grünwalder road. - In a Munich State of Mind, once again.

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      • 4 days ago

  2. MonacoTrail went for a hike.

    October 7, 2019

    2.08 mi
    2.4 mph
    0 ft
    50 ft
    Paul, Scout Jens and 18 others like this.
    1. MonacoTrail

      Nothing, just a few pictures that I have collected during two short corridors in the city center in the last three days. Notes for my city memory, a bit confused, because not always with location data and partly of inferior quality.The giant construction site at the main station: what was the ticket hall is now a hole in the scenery. Also on Stachus is vigorously cultivated at the new staging. Loden-Frey makes pottery and has placed on the last Wiesn Saturday a brass band in front of the theater curtain. The monastery church of St. Anna in Lehel is Baroque theater of the first order, an innovative early work by Grand Master Johann Michael Fischer, equipped with the Asam brothers. No cold splendor, rather warming extensive, fine and almost organically modeled room - reminiscent of the wonderful cave of Kammerspiele not far away. An unexpectedly quiet place, out of the way.

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      • October 7, 2019

  3. MonacoTrail went for a hike.

    September 29, 2019

    6.57 mi
    2.8 mph
    275 ft
    300 ft
    Werner K, Daniela SJ and 30 others like this.
    1. MonacoTrail

      Perfect Oktoberfest weather. But the Oktoberfest we leave this weekend the Italians and all other guests from around the world. There is not much time, so I explore possible future routes for stress-free walking or cycling. Leave my Hood to the west, into the open, to where the city will grow in the future, beyond the Würm.Behind the city park a few streets so-called "garden city" (with the original city planning concept of the garden city has the zeroes of nothing to do, actually should read: car-friendly city, but that should not be deepened here). Then suddenly railway terrain, trail, yet a mangy underpass: the area is rough, rather ruderal. If I were a crime scene scout, the Herrsching railway would be a recommendation. Pasinger Gleisdreieck is also the name of the area. Commissioner Leitmayr should actually know her, he is Pasinger. Spacious gardens decorated with lowered vehicles. Behind it then really open terrain, fallow land, officially biotope area, maybe even a future city park as a clasp between Pasing and Aubing? There are first approaches to this: a small skate park, next to trails first built connecting roads along the large business along. That still takes a lot of time ...Arch back to the city park. There was still a steppe, suddenly there were tree shadows, splashes of water. Here begins the ingrown city, back home.
      Not an idyllic round so now, maybe even in the future embryonic stage. Accordingly mixed picture impressions.

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      • September 29, 2019

  4. MonacoTrail went for a hike.

    September 20, 2019

    5.17 mi
    2.1 mph
    350 ft
    400 ft
    TonyD, Xray2307 and 25 others like this.
    1. MonacoTrail

      I was not sure if I should go to the FFF demo because I thought the ancients should not steal the boy and outshine everything with silver gloss. Then I read that the boys specifically asked for the elderly to participate - so I went there, on foot, of course, should be fun too. In addition, I hear so much on the issue so far "against" and "the politicians should". What I miss a little, are concrete considerations on how to go in the future "good life". So today I did not choose a green route but went through the streets, through areas of urban development yesterday, today and tomorrow. Have I created a small catalog of Stadtveduten: how do we want to live?Along the way were the city extensions in Laim and Neuhausen of about 100 years ago, when in a short time very many people needed adequate and healthy living space. The currently booming spots along the railway axis, where one has doubts whether here the civil service or not just speculative and black money is verbetoniert. The areas near the parcel post office, where the latest craving for the next big thing is directed.At the Königsplatz then gathered the cheerfully relaxed demonstration. It should have been 40,000, so that the train in the Ludwigstraße almost reached to the Siegestor (he was admittedly not allowed to go there). The route had even to be extended spontaneously, otherwise the lindworm would have bitten on the return to King's Square in the tail. And all this in the most beautiful forecast weather - because tomorrow it is again: Ozapft is'!

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      • September 20, 2019

  5. MonacoTrail went for a hike.

    September 15, 2019

    1. MonacoTrail

      No new route, but we had encouraged old friends to explore the route on the Nymphenburg-Biederstein Canal with us again, they also had an appointment in the Olympic Park at today's outdoor sports festival, so a great opportunity. In addition, in the best forecast weather, all the others were back in the mountains ;-)
      Cozy it was, including lunch stop in the taxis beer garden and a short detour to the recently opened taxi park. In the Olympic Park was then lively activity at many stations on water, on land and in the air, well distributed everywhere, so that a cheerful late summer mood was above all. And Master Grzimek's idea once again worked to create a park for everyone.
      The reality has caught up with us in the BMW world again: there was a much larger crowd because of a few very loud roaring metal cars with inscriptions such as "Lamborghini" and something like that. That was really loud and probably should drown out the debates and demonstrations of the last and next days. That does not feel right, BMW.

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      • September 15, 2019

  6. MonacoTrail went for a hike.

    September 9, 2019

    9.74 mi
    1.3 mph
    3,575 ft
    3,575 ft
    Churchy, Frank Meyer and 40 others like this.
    1. MonacoTrail

      The Maurer Valley offers all the scenic beauties that you expect from a high alpine valley over a relatively short distance: mountain forest, alpine meadows, raging streams, beautiful paths, a glacier lake, view of the (still) glaciated mountains, as well as an Alpine Club hut in a very beautiful location.
      In 2 to 3 hours you are from the parking Ströden (temporarily Postbushalt) climbed up to the Essen-Rostocker-Hütte and can strengthen a bit for further exploration.
      The hut is located in a valley, which until very recently was glaciated much more far reaching. This glacier forelock is still quite wild and characterized by dynamics - rarely has such a low altitude (about 2,300 m) such a high alpine imprint of the landscape. On the way to the Simonysee under the Simonykees glacier you can experience the first hand. You go along a mighty old side moraine and into the ground moraine that dammed the lake, the brook has cut again a deep swath, which he continues to hollow out. Four years ago we were last here and the comparison with pictures from that time shows that the glaciers have already backtracked by a few meters and thinned. Accordingly, a lot of water drains off and digs deeper into the creek bed. How long will the little lake still be?We lie down on the shore for a while, no one around, sometimes rocking. So we spend the last hiking day here. If that's too unsportsmanlike, you can climb the neighboring Rostocker Eck and get an overview. Or continue on the Türmljoch to Johannishütte and plunge into the hustle and bustle of the Großvenediger. How to enjoy the rest for a while and then walk comfortably back to Ströden. The shepherd we met in the morning said that the next day the cattle are driven down the valley, "they are already jostling" - the summer of summer is coming to an end.

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      • September 9, 2019

  7. MonacoTrail went for a hike.

    September 8, 2019

    11.2 mi
    1.3 mph
    4,100 ft
    4,100 ft
    Marina, Tom and 38 others like this.
    1. MonacoTrail

      At night it cleared, cloudless sky. Planned is a stroll on the sunny side of the Virgental - but it is, spontaneously rescheduled, a sweeping and high round out, a real pleasure trip.We start in Hinterbichl and after an hour on the Stabanthütte, the landlady is already waiting in the sun for their first guests. The way leads through a forest full of blocks and caves, almost bewitched. Then we have to decide: continue along the slope and descend again towards Bichl? Or high up to the Sajathütte (2,600 m), so to climb another 700 m through the sunny slopes? The weather is stable, the air is cool, the mood is curious: pack ma's. Good decision, a wonderful way, much less steep than feared, he winds through the wide meadows. Barely two hours later we sit up at our midday ritual frittatensuppe and Kaiserschmarrn, on a sheltered observation balcony.The connection to the Timmeltal is called "Prägratener Höhenweg" and leads airy but not difficult through the high-altitude, steep meadows that were mowed earlier ("Sajatmähder"), today sheep graze there. Great view, 1,200 m below Prägraten. The path slowly descends into the Timmeltal, where the blueberries grow into our mouths again, which significantly delays the descent to Bodenalm. At the Bodenalm, we turn in the opposite direction to the originally planned route, the so-called Wiesachweg leads us through beautiful larch forest and the meadow slopes of the "Dorfermähder" over to Bichl. The descent to Hinterbichl then gets a little unorthodox, because we want to keep partout on the route of the winter path, which does not exist in the summer. But descending on the edge of freshly mown meadows is also fine.All in all, a very nice round through the Virgentaler sunny side with small-scale changing landscape impressions and wide views. In the summer, there would be a special flower splendor, this time we had to settle for a somewhat sad looking edelweiss on the roadside.The usual tour start is Bichl, which saves about 150 hm and 1 h.
      Moreover, the time specified by Komoot in my tours is always the entire tour duration including breaks, because I work with an external logger.

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      • September 8, 2019

  8. MonacoTrail went for a hike.

    September 7, 2019

    Daniela SJ, HAm and 29 others like this.
    1. MonacoTrail

      The first day in Virgen is cloudy and should bring rain. Valley hike to the Umbal Falls, the "nature-strength-way" invites you to "hiking with all your senses", that's something for us. The approach from Hinterbichl the Isel up to Ströden is a wonderful forest trail, a short distance he runs just above a short but deep ravine, in which the water rushing mighty. A swath of desolation in the mountain forest, presumably caused by an avalanche, reminds us that nature is not the same idyll.In Ströden starts the general public program: the Umbalfälle are one of the main attractions of the Hohe Tauern National Park and were developed with a developed trail touristically. Up to the Islitzeralm you go on the track, then along the many cascades up, again and again there are platforms that float like a pulpit over the roaring water. Well staged and impressive amounts of water that grind here through the rocks.Beyond the themed trail, you can hike in the upper Iseltal valley to the glaciers where the main river of East Tyrol springs. But not today: when we meet the rain-streaking in from the west, we turn back. While we consume our daily dose of frittate soup on the Islitzeralm, the rain catches up with us and accompanies us home. Now it becomes a comprehensive water hike. We seek refuge in the sauna, which has a window to the lush green landscape: outside the rain trickles, inside the sweat. Everything is dripping.

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      • September 7, 2019

  9. MonacoTrail went for a hike.

    September 6, 2019

    4.99 mi
    1.5 mph
    1,400 ft
    1,000 ft
    Les Guilvinistes, DR and 30 others like this.
    1. MonacoTrail

      On the way from Antholz via the Staller Sattel to Virgental, we stop in St. Jakob in Defereggen. Old acquaintances manage the Bruggeralm below the Weißspitz, a visit in the summer is long overdue. In just over an hour we climbed over the footpath to the small Almdorf, which is picturesquely situated in the deeply cut valley. At the beginning the trail is quite steep in the forest, later it drifts flatter into the valley.
      We feed frittate soup and Kaiserschmarrn with cranberries - what else? - Have a short chat and descend again, first on the road or the ski valley descent, later on a steep climb in the route of the mountain railway. This is not particularly idyllic, but a blueberry paradise, so that we can go away for a while.

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      • September 6, 2019

  10. MonacoTrail went for a hike.

    September 5, 2019

    7.44 mi
    1.6 mph
    2,300 ft
    600 ft
    Jan🚲🚶, Paul and 27 others like this.
    1. MonacoTrail

      Small replacement program in the Tyrolean mountains for the canceled Westalpentour. At the beginning a varied all-weather and cultural landscape hike in the Antholz valley. The Franzosensteig leads from the district Niedertal to Lake Antholz in the lower slopes and past the larger settlements. Only occasionally does it roam individual farms and is usually a narrow path by the stream, in the forest, in the meadows.
      The way probably goes back to the time around 200 years ago, when at times French and Bavarian troops were in the valley and above all the women as a precaution chose a path on the edge of the action.
      About halfway we return to the beautifully renovated Eggerhöfen, great food. Shortly before Antholzer See we pass the Biathlon Center, the so-called "South Tyrol Arena", which is currently being vigorously expanded for the Biathlon World Championships in February 2020. Just above is the Lake of Antholz and gives a true postcard motif, large cinema.
      Return by bus, free, if you have the guest card.
      Thanks An & An for the spontaneous and entertaining company!

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      • September 5, 2019

About MonacoTrail

Was man in den Beinen hat, das hat man auch im Kopf. Erkundungen zu Fuß, mal da, mal dort. Meist in München und gelegentlich auf einer Weitwanderung von München aus durch die Alpen."The benefits of a journey are always available simply by walking." (Arianna Huffington)
"Ein Gang durch die Stadt kann reiner Selbstzweck sein - oder aber ein Anfang." (Jan Gehl)
"Der Wanderer meidet die gerade Straße, er sucht die gewundenen Pfade. [...] Wandern ist eine Tätigkeit der Beine und ein Zustand der Seele." (Josef Hofmiller)
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MonacoTrail’s Tour Stats

Distance1,676 mi
Time872:42 h