So I chose the same walk as yesterday, found another short cut I had missed and that took us straight up the mountain whilst I nearly died. But...I didn't die, we clambered through the fence and found ourselves back in that beautiful alpine meadow. We walked through the field that is marmot city.There are entry and exit holes everywhere and the little darlings keep popping up and squeaking at us.
We continued on to the spot we reached yesterday at 1,510 meters but it was such a beautiful day, sunny but not too hot, that I decided to continue. We eventually reached the highest point at about 1,850 meters where we stopped for lunch, sharing a couple cheese rolls.
I had taken Peter's little tripod and was determined to take a time-delay shot of both of us. Well, I am your typical digital clutz. I actually managed to get the tripod clipped onto the camera and I felt that was a very good start. However, whatever it was that Peter had said to me the last time I spoke to him, had gone somewhere never to be recalled. I pressed every button on that camera (there are not that many) and eventually somehow got to the time-delay. I changed it to 10 seconds, set it up, clicked, heard the noise of the seconds passing, and took a photo of the bench. I tried to get back to wherever I had found the time-delay but as per usual, there seems not the slightest logic to these things and there was no way I was going to find that bit again. So, no photos of the two of us. I have sent another email to Peter.
As it really was a beautiful day and I felt adventurous and we still had time, I decided to continue on this walk rather than returning the way we had come. The sign post said 2½ hours back to Rhaezuens. Well, we are getting fit, aren't we? So off we went and this proved to be a very good decision because this walk went through the most beautiful country, winding its way around the mountain, including going through a tunnel. Every turn the track took we had magnificent views in this most beautiful country.
And it went on, and on, and on..... We must have walked at least 20 km in total. I rather suspect it was quite a bit more than that. In addition, we had gained about 1,300 meters today. We had left at 10.30am and arrived back just after 4.00pm, footsore, tired but feeling very satisfied. The fitness program for Jochen is on track.
This weekend we train with the Central Regional Group at the local site at Maiersboden. I am looking forward to that.