Roaming Rotwand

Roaming Rotwand

Spring has sprung,

FullSizeRender 5.jpg

and the time for hiking as begun

FullSizeRender 2

All ryhming aside, I am seriously so happy the weather is becoming more- not yet perfectttt- acceptable for hiking!

FullSizeRender 9

This past weekend we headed up to Rotwand.

Screen Shot 2017-04-16 at 10.52.19 PM.png

A cozy little hike around the Schliersee area.

FullSizeRender 12

We had the brilliant idea to get up at 4am to hike up for sunrise…however unfortunately some clouds rolled in to hide the morning lights

FullSizeRender

nevertheless we trekked up and had a terrific time

IMG_3462.JPG

This hike in particular is really great for beginnners..or exaughsted 5am hikers

FullSizeRender 8.jpg

It has smooth, straight forward paths, moderate to booty building inclines and some great break spots

FullSizeRender 7

its around 2 hours, of which you will encounter some great views

FullSizeRender 13

and adorable architechture

FullSizeRender 11

On your way to the top youll first stop by the Rotwandhaus

FullSizeRender 6

perfect place for a little pause, some soup or of course my favourite- a post hike weißbier

..but back to the hike! so once you pass the Rotwandhaus youve got about 30 minutes more until you reach the mountain peak

FullSizeRender 4

This one I find particularly cool, as it shows a compass of all the surrounding mountains

FullSizeRender 10

and did I even get to mention the snow??

FullSizeRender 15

ok ok it wasnt much and it was rather icy, but still pretty exciting when we reached the top and the weather was once again all fabulous and chilly

 

Id give it a 10/10 for fun and do-ability. Its a great hike for beginners and an even better hike for those looking for some 4am sports that wont leave them completely dead tired

FullSizeRender 3.jpg

 

Home to Heimgarten

Home to Heimgarten

We left Munich as a group of four. Der Wanderbär, Aspen and two very unpunctual GerMEN. The drive was around one and half hours give or take, reletively quick and wonderful as is most distances in Bavaria.

We arrived in Walchensee around 9am ( I know I know, incredulously late for a planned saturday hike, but well blame those boys). fullsizerender-4

The base of the mountain was a lovely autumn wonderland

fullsizerender-8

The trees exploded with all and every colour of fall. Everything was golden in the sunlight and lit up with hints of fiery red and cool blends of green. It smelled of fresh rain and the trickling of the river could be heard over the crisp wispering of wind through the trees.

A few kilometres, a couple photographs

FullSizeRender 11.jpg

and twenty minutes went by and we had started to curve into the mountain and the lake bellow us peeked through the trees in the pass.

fullsizerender-6

The fog was rising up to touch the clouds then around the corner we saw it wasn’t just  conections of accumulated moisture meeting but a touch of the seasons as well.

fullsizerender-7

We kept forward into the winter wilderness, the snow began to accumulate. At first a light dusting on the treetops, and then a collective on the forest floor.

fullsizerender-10FullSizeRender.jpg

Now mind you, when it comes to hiking I am like a blissful small child. I run, I skip I hop and jump in everything. I mentioned previously this hike was around six hours, however kindly take that with a grain of salt as as soon as we found snow I was prancing about like a kitten in a meadow. Many a snowballs were thrown and I was laughing like a loon for a solid hour with absolutely no regrets. I cannot begin to express how happy the mountains make me. The fresh air, the stillness of the forest, the calming feeling nature gives you wrapped in with all those endorphins from climbing are all I truly crave.

However, enough about my alp amour, onward to the trail!

The snow was now in heaps, so we stomped and gripped as we continued on

fullsizerender-9

Soon we had reached the top. We walked through the clouds and into the warm sunshine. The mountains all around us suddenly stould out at eye level. Not a shadow on them, but clear and cornered for all their magnificience to be taken in.

fullsizerender-5

I was completely over joyed and about to twirl around the finish line,when I was casually disclosed to that we had not made our desination…