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  • Day50

    Job interview at 1500 hm

    March 5 in Germany ⋅ ☁️ 6 °C

    When I realized I was spending so much time in the mountains I began to think maybe I should spend more time in the mountains. The more time I spend in the mountains the more I meet wonderful people and enjoy spectacular views. When I am at the top of a mountain, or hiking up there, all of the thoughts and stresses and anxieties of everyday life disappear in the ocean of whatever view is in front of me. The woods remind me of home, views from halfway up the mountain show me small German towns laying out like fairy tales in front of me, and at the top there's always an ocean of peaks under a sky that does not end. Who cannot be happy surrounded by such things?

    So I emailed many mountain Hüttes looking for seasonal work in a mountain hut. One even called back.

    I hike up Hochries, near Grainbach, on the Thursday before I leave for Mallorca. I start late and get off the bus in Grainbach at 1 p.m. Google says that I have a 2-hour hike ahead of me and to get back I have at least a two-hour hike or I can go forward and ends in Aschau where I will also have two hours to get there. The weather is bright with clouds when I begin.

    This mountain has a cable car and in summer is easy to reach especially for day trips with families and is very popular 4 lunch with a beer and a view. Today it is empty and the winter has not quite left and the spring has not quite sprung and I'm walking up a wet path. The first sign I see tells me that I actually have three hours till the top of the mountain which is a problem because I will run out of time before dark if it is 3 hours up and 3 hours down. In that case I will not get back until 7 and the sunset is at 5:30. I hike harder.

    the problem with hiking harder is that sometimes I don't see where I'm going and forget to check my map. That's exactly what happens here and I take the wrong path for 20 minutes before I realize it. When I decide to turn around I'm now jogging I'm not hiking to try and catch up on the 20 minutes I went in the wrong direction and what might be 20 minutes to get back on the right direction. I catch a sign on the path that tells me I finally back on the right way. And I still need to hurry.

    The hike is blurry until I find snow. I'm moving faster than my mind can keep up and the hike until snow passes through my mind without notice. Yet when the snow starts, it starts in a clearing with strong wind and no cover. I cannot help but notice have suddenly this changed has happened.

    I have made good time and almost caught up to where I want to be yet now the last 45 minutes or half an hour is through snow that has not been walked on since it fell. The higher I get, the deeper the snow gets. By the time I find shelter in the woods I'm high enough that the snow is almost at my knees. I find a trail made by a quad and I walk the path to the top of the mountain. When I finally see a building, the broken cable car, I am delighted. it's not the hot, yet it is nearby and I have not long to go.

    15 minutes later I'm in a hut meeting Manuel and Sarah and listening to reggae. They made lunch and we eats as we get to know each other and talk about life in the hut. They live here full-time year-round with gorgeous views yeah that's we finished our lunch the views are whiter and whiter with snow blowing harder and harder. After a quick tour I hurry to put on my boots and head down the mountain. I run through the deep snow so I can get out of the snow before dark and well on my way to the next train. Yet as I leave the snow I only find rain and a weight of 45 minutes until my next train!

    So instead I discovered a small beer house with a fire and wiese beer. I do love a beer on a train.

    And with that I catch my train a little damp but happy after a hike that was terrible and wonderful.
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  • Day1

    Von Samerberg nach Australien

    July 17, 2016 in Germany ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

    Der countdown läuft! In weniger als zwei Wochen geht unsere große Reise los. Wir drei verlassen unser lieb gewonnenes Samerberg und fliegen nach Australien. Dann geht es in knapp 3 Monaten von Cairns in Queensland nach Adelaide in Südaustralien. Auf dieser Seite könnt ihr uns 'virtuell' begleiten. Hin und wieder wird es ein Paar Impression zu sehen und evtl. auch Text zum lesen geben. Viel Spass damit 😎.Read more

  • Day3

    Feiertag, Sonnenschein und Käse Alm

    May 1, 2019 in Germany ⋅ ☀️ 12 °C

    Heute war endlich ein Tag mit Sonne Pur gemeldet. Wir haben den Tag zu einem Ausflug auf die Käsealm genutzt. Ein leichter Auf- und Abstieg sowie den angeblich besten Kaiserschmarren sind die Argumente für die Käse Alm.

    Leider waren wir nicht die einzigen, die diese Idee hatten. Oben auf der Alm gab es kaum einen Platz und Kaiserschmarren war ausverkauft. Daher sind wir im Tal in den urige Gasthof Alpenrose eingekehrt. Dort gab es den besten Kaiserschmarren den Maria je gegessen hat. 😊

    Den Heimweg sind wir durch die wunderschönen Chiemgauer Wiesen und Wälder gefahren. Alles in allem ein lohnenswerter Tag bei Kaiserlichem Wetter.
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  • Day4

    Doagl Alm und Chiemsee

    May 2, 2019 in Germany ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

    Das heutige schöne Wetter hat uns auf die Doagl Alm gelockt. Es war deutlich angenehmer und entspannter als am gestrigen Feiertag.

    Die Alm liegt auf 1000 Metern in der Gemeinde Samerberg. Vom Wanderparkplatz ging es in etwa 1h Fußmarsch recht stramm Bergauf, aber oben wird man mit einer guten Brotzeit und Ausblick belohnt.

    Auf dem Weg zurück haben wir uns im Kaffee Malerwinkel ein gutes Stück Kuchen bei sensationeller Aussicht auf den Chiemsee gegönnt.
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