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January 27th, 2015

CornerView – experience

by Li+Belle

I want to tell you of our experience
– our hiking experience –
in the last fall.
We stayed for two nights in the lovely village of Grainau at the Austrian border and below the Zugspitze.
Our goal was to go to the Coburg hut (1917m) in Tyrol.
Described as an easy and casual hike.
In the breakfast room of the guesthouse was a trail map
that I intensively studied during while I ate a whole-grain bread and a boiled egg.
Very cozy.
I coined myself, especially the sign Coburg hut.

It was a beautiful autumn morning,
the sun was shining,
dewdrops wet meadows,
forests are wonderful yellow and red.
We walked cheerfully.
Frieda had a lot of fun
and we were looking forward to lunch at the lodge, we should reach 2-3 hours after approx.

But everything changed.
The normal way for normal once-a-year walker runs along a good path over the Ehrwalder Alm
continues through dense forest to Seeebensee
and then to Coburg hut.
All in all not very exhausting.

We took the wrong turn.
We took the other path that led to the hut.
And the path even had indeed looked shorter on the map,
but was much, much more strenuous and therefore took longer.
It was a climbing wall, which we had not, of course, want to go.
Now you must know that I the only one who wore hiking boots.
My daughter wore normal fabric sneakers,
and Frieda was with us.
Feasible the normal way for any dog.
A climbing wall, however, I would never have taken with Frieda.

It took a long time before we realized that we had gone wrong.
Too long to reverse and start moving over again.
And so we stood in sneakers and with a dog on a climbing wall.
We thought about for quite a while.
And then we decided to take a chance.

I can tell you, I sweated blood and water with fear.
Not because it was very steep. No, not because height vertigo, but I did not even look down.
I was very uncomfortable because my daughter wore simple fabric sneaker
with which you should certainly take no climbing wall.
And because Frieda was with us and we had to lift them sometimes on the next section.
Dangerous and I see us still crash in my worst dreams.

Of course, we took a long time because we were not particularly sporty.
And then I was all ready, as I had been walking ten hours.

Conclusion: Next time I will not leave me on my “good” card memory.

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The gentle start of the hike with view of the Zugspitze (2962m).

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The sign which I had in remembrance.

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Frieda has fun.

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Here we already have the climbing wall behind us.
Wou would see us sitting with trembling knees and tousled hair.

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This was the still going way to the hut (again easy).

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Fascinating situated in color and in absolute tranquility in a rock basin:
Seebensee (1657m)

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Seebensee from the other side –
the weather constantly changed between rain, sun and dense fog.

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Directly behind the Coburg hut is the Drachensee, also in a fascinating color.

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Coburg Cottage – where you can get wonderful Austrian meals:

– Dumpling Soup
– Goulash with dumplings
– roast pork
– bacon bread
– lettuce

and you can spend the night here.

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The fog there is impressive. It comes with fast speed and you see nothing.
The fog is not to be underestimated.

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The way back we went as normal once-a-year walker.

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And now I am very curious about your experiences.

 experience –
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13 Comments to “CornerView – experience”

  1. This hike was a intense experience … you will never forget it!
    Despite all that, you took wonderful photos. Especially the first one, magical!

  2. Sounds like a wonderful experience… and a beautiful series!!!

  3. Ohwei, zum Glück ist alles gut gegangen! Und tolle Bilder sind herausgekommen!

  4. What a gorgeous place but a terrifying experience! You and your daughter will be telling the story of that adventure for a long time!

  5. das kenn ich. da belaechelt man immer die leute in flipflops am berg bis es einem dann selber mal passiert. tolle fotos xoxo

  6. what a beautiful landscape, but such a scary experience.

  7. Gorgeous! I can imagine being there right now!

  8. Beautiful! But 10 hours walking… I would fall asleep before supper!

  9. Exciting and tremendous landscape! Wow, what an adventure but I can’t get over the surroundings, they are magical gorgeous in photos so… being there must be breathtaking. The fog is amazing. I use to rock climb in my youth but I am not into it these days, ha!

  10. wow what an experience!! And such a long hike, but despite the length and your fears every now and then, your photos are gorgeous. I’m sure it will be an experience that you don’t forget anytime soon.

  11. I know exactly what you mean. I have “suffered” more than once at mountains. One summer three friends did a round trip on Pyrinees. It was summer, august…and we were not prepared to the snow we found. It was so collapsing not being able to prevent those kind of things…and have no propert shoes and clothes…
    but can remember the great film photos I took…was an special experience. you have brought into my mind.
    thanks so much!

  12. i had a similar experience, though i was the one in sneakers, and the weather suddenly changed for the worse (and we had no map!). the mountains cannot be taken lightly, it’s part of their beauty: they’re way stronger than we are. the photos are stunning, as always.

  13. your adventure and harrowing experience will not ever leave your minds nor hearts… i mean, wow! n♥ and the images are to die for. well, not die…

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