Kienberg 2.1.2012

Today, Winzendorf is wrapped in dense ground fog. However, according to the views of Schneeberg - Webcam, the mist does not reach very high. So I decide to try Kienberg, where I expect to be out of the mist. I take a direct ascent through the forest from  a small childrenīs playing ground between Willendorf and Strelzhof.

After about two third of the ascent I leave the mist. Here the view from near the summit to the Rosalia mountains ...

 ... and to the Hochwechsel.

First glimpse of Schneeberg, between the trees.

Sonnwendstein of the Semmering region in the background.

Kienbergs summit. This is one of the best view points to Schneeberg.

The hoses to the right are part of Oberhoeflein.

180 ° Panoramic view of Schneeberg and Hohe Wand, as seen from a small rock plateau near the summit of Kienberg. Click here or into the picture for a larger version.

Panoramic view from a bit below Kienberg summit, this time with Wechsel, Semmering, Schneeberg and Hohe Wand. Click here or into the picture for a larger version.

I descend in direction Zweiberg heading for the mist.

Zooming in on Schneeberg. I have visited the grassland in the foreground just about a month ago.

Hohe Wand.

A last panorama before the mist will "swallow" me. Click here or into the picture for a larger version.

Descending the steep "Irmasteig".

The narrow field between Kienberg and Zweiberg is nearly wrapped in mist ...

Zweiwiese. I get a view to Schneeberg only from this uppermost corner of the grassland.

Pine trees on Zweiwiese ...

 ... and some apple trees.

Zweiwiese. Schneeberg should be to the left, but is invisible in the mist.

Way back through the forest with  ...

 ... a few glimpses to sun and mist.