This weekend was said to be quite good weather, so we decided to spend it in the Tannheimer Tal. We slept at the camping site directly in front of the Haldensee. This is a really nice camping site and we were allowed to set up our tent directly in front of the lake. The atmosphere was very relaxed.
On Saturday we walked pass the Tannheimer Hütte and up to the Rote Flüh. It was already 8 years ago when we did this hike for the last time! From the Rote Flüh we walked down. This path where some parts are not secured by ropes was quite demanding. The via ferrata up to the Schartschrofen was very relaxed and after a short break we walked back down. Unfortunately the sun didn't come out today, but still we enjoyed the day back in the mountains.
On Sunday our muscles were aching a lot and therefore we decided to take it easy. We drove to the Vilsalpsee and walked up to the Landsberger Hütte. From there we walked to the Sulzspitze. This is a really nice summit, no people, and a beautiful view around. On the small hut below we enjoy a cold drink before walking down to the car. The Tannheimer Tal is always worth a journey 🙂
Finally we were able to go up to the Gaißhorn. It is a really nice summit with a perfect view around! We walked up from Birgsau via the Krumbacher Höhenweg and passed the Mindelheimer Hütte. After the hut there was still a lot of snow, but it was no problem to continue. The Gaißhorn is only a few minutes away from the path to the Gemsteltal. We were the only people on the summit which was really nice 🙂 Afterwards we went down to Mittelberg where we took the bus back to Oberstdorf.
Feeling a bit tired today after the Kanzelwand via ferrata yesterday evening we decided to take it easy today and walk up the Walser Hammerspitze.
We started in Mittelberg and hiked to Kuhgehrenalpe. This place looked really nice, but it was a bit crowded by people coming up with the Kanzelwand cable car. We continued to the Hammerspitze. After leaving the path that comes from the cable car we were almost alone. The way up offers great views to the Ifen. From the summit we saw the path going to the Großgehrenspitze. It looked quite interesting and would surely be worth a walk.
But for today we decided to go down to the Fiederepasshütte. There we enjoyed a huge Germknödel 😀 My legs were already aching a lot and I would have loved to stay at the hut and continue the next morning. But we had to go back to work the next day, so after about one hour we slowly walked back down to the car park.
Our first summit this year! We cycled up to the Gaisalpe. Actually we wanted to see how far we can go to the Rubihorn - but there was still too much snow! So after having a drink at the Gaisalpe we had a look at the Entschenkopf. It looked like the snow was mostly gone there, so we decided to give it a try! But after we came to the back of the mountain we saw that there was also a lot of snow! We walked for about 10 minutes through the snow but there was a very steep snowfield besides us and we felt really uncomfortable, so we returned. But the summit looks very interesting and we will definitely come back when the snow is gone. Instead we walked up to the Schnippenkopf. Our first summit this year! 🙂 We stayed a long time and enjoyed the view 🙂
This time we were able to take our bikes with us to Oberstdorf! We decided to bike along the Rappenalptal until the road ends. The valley is very beautiful and in front of us we saw the still snow covered mountains. We left the bikes at the end of the valley and continued by foot to the Mindelheimer Hütte. Up to 1700m there was no snow, but then it started. We had to walk through snow that was about 1 meter high for the last 300 meters. After arriving at the Mindelheimer Hütte (which was still closed) we took a long break and enjoyed the scenery before going back.