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Heilbronner Weg

Friday - 8th August 2008 - the weather forecast is great for the ongoing weekend. We decide to go hiking on the Heilbronner Weg in the Allgäu. We pack or bags and after a 3 hours drive we arrive in Obersdorf. We take the bus from the Oberstdorf central station to Bigsau. For here we continue by foot to the Enzian Hut which is on 1804 m. After a break (the tomato soup is really great) we continue to the Rappensee Hut on 2091 m.

After a good lunch and great night we are up quite early. We are the first at the beginning of the Heilbronner Weg this morning. Far below we see other groups coming. Again we know why the Heilbronner Weg is one of the most famous hiking trails. In all directions we have a great view into the valley. The highest point today is the Steinschartenkopf with 2615 m.

Our next aim is the Kemptner Hut (1846m). We pass the "Black Milt" - a field of snow (no glacier, no crevasses). Arriving at the Kemptner Hut we take a longer break.

Then we follow the path back down to Birgsau (which is a little boring - at least in contrast to the Heilbronner Weg).

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