Hohe Wand 22.9.2010

After last weekend´s rain, the weather is cloudless bright tis morning. After a short flu on Monday and Tuesday, I am on the mend now and strt for Hohe Wand at 8 a.m., walking up from the big curve of the Hohe Wand road till Skywalk and back, afterwards a short visit at the splendid view point at Waldeggerhaus, which I, regrettably short of time, have to do with the car.

After the first kilometer of drive I have to stop for the first time to take in these views.

Panoramic view to Hohe Wand. Click here or into the picture for a larger version.

Mist hiding Kienberg

The training place of the local archers

Mist at the Prosset gorge

A similar spectacle a bit higher, shortly before Stollhof  ...


 ... and shortly behind Stollhof.

Panoramic picture of the Fischau mountains, as seen from above Stollhof. Click here or inside the picture for a larger version

Starting now for the Voellerin - route

High up  ...

 ... the Skywalk, my destination.

Last thistle flowers ...

Most of the plants are carrying fruits.

Kienberg in the backdrop

Once more my destination

View over Neue Welt

A bit more up now ...

Near the road, my car is parked.

The route now crosses below overhanging rocks ...


Arrived on the Skywalk - a stunning view to the Wechsel region

Panoramic view from Skywalk. Click here or inside the picture for a larger version

After a quick descent I take my car and drive once more up heading for Waldeggerhaus. Panoramic view to the south and west. Click here or inside the picture for a larger version

The view goes till Oetscher (1.893 m) in a distance of about 60 km.


Thistles, withered

View to Unterberg (to the right)

A bumble-bee on last thistle flowers