Featured Trips

Nice day to stretch the legs and enjoy nature. At Rockbridge State park.
May 03, 2016
This is my third attempt at using Gaia. It is just my walk to work. What I did different today was that I started my music first, then Gaia so I never had to put Gaia in the background. I took photos along the way, All went well. Next test (at lunch time today) will be to dismiss the display (darken it to save battery) and bring it back a few times to see if everything behaves itself. This is my third attempt at using Gaia. It is just my walk to work. What I did different today was that I started my music first, then Gaia so I never had to put Gaia in the background. I took photos along the way, All went well. Next test (at lunch time today) will be to dismiss the display (darken it to save battery) and bring it back a few times to see if everything behaves itself. This is my third attempt at using Gaia. It is just my walk to work. What I did different today was that I started my music first, then Gaia so I never had to put Gaia in the background. I took photos along the way, All went well. Next test (at lunch time today) will be to dismiss the display (darken it to save battery) and bring it back a few times to see if everything behaves itself. This is my third attempt at using Gaia. It is just my walk to work. What I did different today was that I started my music first, then Gaia so I never had to put Gaia in the background. I took photos along the way, All went well. Next test (at lunch time today) will be to dismiss the display (darken it to save battery) and bring it back a few times to see if everything behaves itself.
Via Ferrata Che Guevara in Pietramurata - very tough - almost 1,400 meters. Che Guevara is a very long, very tough via ferrata. When we did it it was - of course - very hot so you need to bring lots of water. Nevertheless it is a very nice via ferrata, the wall above Pietramurata is immense. When you drive by the wall looks impossible to climb. The route is not erosed, so nice to climb (you do not need the cable). After the finale you can rest at the refuge at the top (it is cold there). After a smooth descent we took the alternative descent (picture) which is very steep (and where I hurt my ankle twothird down - just pulling the laces and continu).
Looking up from the market place of Riva del Garda you'll see the structure of the route picture). We started this - via ferrata with the big stairs - at the parking place in Riva. Soon we seen the characteristic stairs which we will lead us higher and higher. But not only stairs, also the normal via ferrata steel is present. After gaining almost 1,300 meters in height we reached the top. A good place to rest. From the top the descent passes the trenches/tunnels and caves from the first worldwar. Very impressive. Finally the ferrata ends at the same path as where is started. Our trail ends at the ice-shop on the market place of Riva.
This route was eating me - very tough. I had new shoes (and some blisters) and weak legs. Especially the up and downs (the route starts with a climb, then a descent and this is repeated several times). When we paused at sea-level I was needing a break to say the least). We passed some people (resting) and they said it exactly right: "a killer this one".The trail goes through the 'fog' forest of the Northern part of the island - followed by a lot of panoramic views along the coastline. The last part is straight up to the village. 
We where on climbing holiday in Berdorf and wanted to do a nice walk in the neighberhood. It turned out to be quite a long trip (26 km with more then 600 meters climbing). Especially the part through the gorges was nice.
[UK] Please scroll down for the English description...[NL] 'San' voelt zich een beetje ziek (en heeft de hele week niet gesport) en wil graag een mooie wandeling maken. Dus ik kijk op gpstracks.nl en vind Wandeling Numendal en Diepe Hel. Een wandeling in de bossen rondom Holten (een klein dorp in de buurt) van ongeveer 20 km. Dit is tevens onze eerste wandeling die ik van tevoren laad in de Garmin.Na wat zoeken op internet op geotagging kom ik uiteindelijk bij geotag, een Java applicatie die je foto's inleest en aan de hand van de bijbehorende GPS logging de bijbehorende locaties en hoogte gegevens in de EXIT meta informatie toevoegt. Deze metadata wordt gebruikt door everytrail om de foto's automatisch te plaatsen. Zo gezegd, zo gedaan, deze wandeling in de sneeuw met GPS is gelopen met camera en netbook (om naar caches in de buurt te zoeken).Zoals je ziet op de foto's is het prachtig in omgeving Holten. De sneeuw voegt echt een dimensie toe. O ja, nog een ding, terug in de warme auto kwamen we er achter dat we de wandeling achterstevoren hebben gelopen.[UK] 'San' is feeling a little ill (whole week no sport) and would like to do a nice walk. So I looked on gpstracks.nl and found Wandeling Numendal en Diepe Hel. A walk in the forests around Holten (a small village in the neigherhood) of approx. 20 km. This is our first walk with the route preloaded in the Garmin.I did some digging on the internet on geotagging and found geotag, a Java application which reads your photo's and gps logging and estimates the locations and altitude of the photo's. The location is added to the EXIF metadata part of the photo's. This metadata is used by everytrail to automap the photo. So I did our little trail in the snow with GPS, camera and netbook (to look for geocaches in the neighberhood).As you can tell by the pictures, it is beautiful in Holten. The snow really adds a dimension. One more thing: back in the (warm) car we found out we did the walk backwards.
Same weekend as our Holten walk from yesterday (busy weekend) - but what do you want if you are ill and still want to do something... So today we took the same source (gpstracks.nl) and looked for a new walk (with more then 15 km and in the neighberhood of Lochem - so we could visit our mother). We found this walk ... compared to yesterday it was a little disappointment (big roads, no small paths).However we managed to get a ' fresh nose'  (dutch expression?) and where able to shoot a beautiful sunset.Note: the average speed is this low because we took a break of - at least - one hour to visit my mother ;-)
[NL] Zie lager[EN] TBS[NL] Wandeling beginnen bij skigebied Col de Grosse Pierregrote parkeerplaats en aan weerszijden route raquettes. Mooi begin, door het dal langs de langlaufroute. Daarna kiezen ... we gingen naar beneden (mijn) en komen dan via het dal in La Bresse. Daar kunnen de sneeuwschoenen uit en gaat het te voet  verder. In la Bresse omhoog en de weg afstekend hoger en hoger. In de bocht van de weg - even pauze, de sneeuwschoenen aan en verder. Een mooi stuk  - veel, goede sneeuw en mooie paden - omhoog naar la Truche en weer terug. De linkerhak is nu helemaal blaar .... aftapen en doorbijten
[NL] Zie beneden[EN] TBS[NL] Vandaag stond Escargot Blanc op het programma. Vanaf les Bas Rupts te bereiken via een zgn liason (verbindingsroute). We hebben de verbindingsroute gevonden maar de witte slak route niet. Dus onverrichte zake terug naar de auto en richting La Mauselaine daar zouden we zo op de route kunnen stappen. Vanaf de auto op pad en - hé is dat niet de locatie van de geocache, eerder deze week (op 5 minuten van de auto ipv anderhalf uur ploeteren door de sneeuw) richting route. De aanlooproute is breed en geprepareerd, ten slotte lijken we op de route te lopen. Lang rechtdoor tot aan Aubergine Grouvelin. Hier even gestopt voor een kopje koffie. Daarna de piste op naar de Tete de Grouvelin. Daarna afdalen en hier komt nog een stukje niet voorbereid pad (zwaar). Via Le Chaume Francis komen we weer in La Mauselaine, einde van onze vakantie in de Vogezen 2009.
Sep 05, 2009
Easy Via Ferrata with a long walk to the start of the actual ferrata. Just before the start you'll have to climb a very steep narrow path up (nice). The path seems very popular because a lot of people (and some groups) are on this track. So we have to wait in line .... and if this is not enough some people think it is a good idea to walk the track in the opposite direction.On the second photo you see the result, long queues before the crux of the path (50 meters very nice descend/ascend).
I think the heaviest walk of this holiday. We intended to do an easy 5 hour walk but we ended walking for 8 hours, over 1.200 meters height and doing the difficult Via Ferrata Piazetta. A nice walk and we were surprised that we have the physical shape to end this walk.
Coming out of the cable car you reach the start of the ferrata after less then 15 minutes. This is a nice ferrata with really climbing possibilities. The descent is heavy (especially directly under the top).
Nic trip on the north of the island Lanzarote.
The largest crater on Lanzarote with a diameter of 1.200 meter.
Nice hike on the south of Lanzarote. First part is nice terrain, the most south part (going inland) the trail follows the road (long and not so exciting). After the turn to the north the trip improves..