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Alpen Tage 1 Obersdorf - Kemptner Hütte

GPS trace recoded using MyTracks

We woke up early to get the 8am train. We walked by the trout to say goodbye, got coffee and our tickets.

The train platform listed two trains stopping at 8am, on the same platform. While we waited in the sun the train arrived. After waiting a few minutes we asked the conductor who was getting off his shift if that train went to Oberstdorf, he said yes, almost missing the train that was in our faces, in that zugteil, fortunately right on the platform where we had been waiting.

Inside the train car, the destination confirmed that it was going to Oberstdorf. Basically we found out it wasn't two trains that stopped, but instead one train with two engines, which would split mid way, the front engine continuing to au.. while the back engine to Oberstdorf!

We walked through the ski village of Oberstdorf, bought a prezel tomato and cheese sandwich and then found the foot path that led up into the mountains.

We heard our first cacophony of cow bells in the hills

(Pict/Video of cow)

After a little while, we stopped at a Gasthof for a beer and tea.

(Pict of Beer with mountain)

We began to climb, saw our first rock slides, hid from sprinkles under a rainforest style tree and had lunch. We saw a group retirees who passed us with their daypacks without realizing that we were there eating on a rock under a tree 1 meter away from them.

Climbing was slow going, getting used to the altitude, saw our first melting ice flows.

Finally around 7 pm we made it to the top of the mountains and we could see the Kemptner hut above us.

(pict of the view)

We sat with two guys who told us that they were taking a taxi the next day, instead of the 29km we had planned. Dinner included switchkova and haluski, my favorite.

(pict of food?)
(Pict of the walk after the diner)

We also got Glu wine and of course Witzen beer. We had slafplatz near the door, with ear plugs slept the night through under heavy rain until it was time to wake up at sunrise 5:30.


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