After yesterday’s rain, today the weather cleared and so I decided to go on a quick mountain bike tour to the Karwendelhaus.
Startingpoint was Scharnitz on the border to Germany.
The tour is fairly easy with not too many meters to climb (some 900m) and the with approx. 39km (return) is easily done in 3 hours.
From the parking in Scharnitz you simply have to follow the signs to Larchet Alm and to Karwendelhaus – you can’t really miss it. Even though the tour is not too hard, it’s well worth a go – the landscape and the views you get to see are fantastic.
From the Karwendelhaus you can also start some nice climbing tours to the surrounding mountains, or you continue on with the mountain bike to the Falkenhütte or the Großer or Kleiner Ahornboden.
Some two weeks ago, when the weather was still nice and warm and the sun was still shining, I went on a hikingtour with some friends.
From Kühtai (near the Issalm) we went to the Wetterkreuz (2.591m) and then on to Hochoetz. Altogether it’s a pretty easy tour with maybe some 900m of hiking up.
On the way to the Wetterkreuz through the Wörgetal you pass the Buchersee, which is a lovely little lake looking very inviting for a swim, but beware – it’s pretty cold as it’s fed by the surrounding mountains…
Eventhough it’s a pretty easy tour, it offers some amazing views. Just a few meters below the actual goal, you get a great view over the Wörgetal, which you’ve just hiked up and the mountains surrounding the valley and Kühtai.
Finally, after a short, but step climb you reach the Wetterkreuz and can enjoy an amazing look at the Acherkogel (3.007m) and the Oetztaler Alps in the background, as well as the Oetztal and the Mieminger Kette further to the North (to the right).
all Photos were taken with a Canon EOS 7D, Sigma 10-20 EX DC HSM, Hoya ND8 HMC filter – all photos are panorama shots (freehand) and consist of at least 5 individual photos.
for fullview/complete view please click the photo
some things just take a bit longer…
already in December 2009 I ordered a Felt Brougham Fixie to replace my Specialized Langster New York (I somehow got tired of the yellow). estimated shipping: February 2010
in February I already heard rumors that Felt is way behind with the Brougham (in Europe) and in Mid April the dealer I ordered the Brougham at told me he had to cancel the order, as he was cancelling his contract with Felt as they were too unreliable (he had quite a few people waiting for the Brougham).
so that was that, and as a consolation I bought a Scott Scale 29er MTB – which brought me back to mountainbiking.
Now, after surfing around on the net for a bit, I saw that the Brougham is finally available, and even though I hadn’t planned to go for it, I just did it anyway…
so here’s my new ride….