The last day. I have chosen a variant that does not lead to nowhere at the weekend, but with descent to Osterode, from where you also get away on Saturday.
Although today there were relatively few forest roads, but they had it in itself. Either you sink into the mud or sometimes there are several felled trees on the way, so you either have to climb over it or under it, or you have to completely get off the path and have to make your way through brambles.
Conclusion: The Försterstieg is in many parts no climb or climb. Mostly one runs long forest roads long. These are muddy when the heavy forestry equipment has just driven there. Scenic little tour. Often past freshly deforested areas. Especially at the time of year you always have to expect that paths will be temporarily closed due to tree work.
I can not really recommend the Försterstieg.
October 12, 2019
An underground day. Before I started the tour, first to the Lautenthal mining museum. Then the original route (which once again only led to forest roads and mud, shortened to have time for the museum and later for the Iberg stalactite cave.
The tour starts nicely in a climb on a narrow trail, then goes into the inevitable forest roads and has at the end again so 3-4 beautiful kilometers.
October 11, 2019
The second stage on the Försterstieg, which is everything ... only no climb or climb. You walk on forest roads most of the time. Past muddy sections where heavy forestry equipment leaves deep marks.
Here too deforested slopes, old branches, thrown up paths.
The only really nice section is just before Lautenthal.
Too bad ... but I keep running.
October 10, 2019