Schlagwort-Archive: Alpstein

Samstags schon 14229 Schritte – 14229 Steps

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Blumenstrauss

Good Morning!

Guten Morgen!

Schlecht geschlafen und früh aus den Federn gekrochen, habe ich gleich die Bergschuhe montiert und bin mein Auto abholen gegangen, nämlich dort, wo ich es gestern Abend stehen gelassen hatte, vor dem Schulhaus. So auf die Schnelle musste ich noch zwei Trainingseinheiten in meinen vollen Kalender einbauen, damit ich am Montag für die Dreitageswanderung fit bin. Ja, es ist wieder soweit: Die Himmelsleiter ruft. Heirassa, ich freue mich!

Schon vor dem ersten Kaffee heute Morgen hatte ich also 14229 Schritte in den Beinen. Adrenalin fliesst in meinen Adern.

🙂

After a not really restful night and an early wake-up, I walked to school to pick up my car. Yesterday and early today was the last opportunity to exercise for the three-days-hike that starts on Monday morning at 7 o’clock. I want to be fit as a fiddle to be able to support our stundents on the long way to the top of Aplstein. Has it been already three years since the last time? Stairways to Heaven.

Anyway, 14229 steps done before the first coffee isn’t a bad feeling at all. 

I guess it’s the adrenaline.

 

Die Blümchen fürs Fest heute Abend sind auch schon gekauft.

 

 

Verlinkt mit Samstagsplausch bei Andrea Karminrot.

Sunday Hike in the Mountains

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Ebenalpbahn

Um einem Besucher aus Englands Grossstadt etwas Eindrückliches zu zeigen, das nicht allzu weit entfernt liegt, ist der Alpstein im Appenzellerland gerade richtig. Die steilen Felsbänder sind beeindruckend, und die Wanderwege genügend stotzig, um auch ein bisschen Abenteuer zu bieten. Die Bergseen sind so blau-grün und klar, so dass der Besucher nicht nur „lovely“ sagt, sonder auch meint. Zudem hats auf jedem Gipfel ein Restaurant, was auch einzigartig ist. Trotzdem ist es ratsam, eine Jacke, etwas zu essen und zu trinken mitzunehmen, denn man weiss nie, was das Wetter im Sinn hat. Wir hatten Glück.

Mit der Luftseilbahn fuhren wir auf die Ebenalp. Dann gings runter zum Wildkirchli, wo wir im Restaurant Äscher direkt unter der überhängenden Felswand äs „Iiklämmts“ genossen. Der nächste Halt war am Seealpsee. Hier gabs erst mal Kaffee. Dann wanderten wir über Hütten nach Wasserauen zurück.

Äscher

If you want to show something impressive to a visitor from England that is not too far away, you might want to go to the Alpstein in Appenzellerland. The steep mountains make you feel very tiny, the paths are rocky and treacherous enough to add an adventurous touch to the hike. Also the lakes are blue-green and clear that the visitor not only says „lovely“ but really means it. Furthermore there is a restaurant on each peak, which is quite remarkable and unique. However, bring a jacket, food and water because you never know how the weather will be half an hour later. We were lucky!

We took the cable car to Ebenalp, walked through Wildkirchli, a cavern from the stone age, and had a sandwich at resaurant Äscher, that sits there on a small band just under the rocks. Then we walked down to the lake Seealp where we had coffee. The path back to Wasserauen went through a mountain pasture, called Hütten, and a steep and rocky forest. 

Seealpsee

Trust Your Feelings

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Good Morning on this rainy day! And thank you for stopping by!

Today I would like to share a favourite thing with you because it is A Favourite Thing Saturday at Claudia’s Mockingbird Hill Cottage.

After last weeks post I’ve been thinking about childhood memories. Here is one. When we were children my mother often drove with all five of us into the mountains, the Alpstein, where we would go hiking. The Alpstein is rather steep and rocky but has lovely mountain pastures and little lakes. One day, I was about 13 or 14 years old, we packed our rucksacks once more, hopped into the car, very small and fully packed, and off we went.  I had the strongest feeling that I would get an Appenzeller Bärli Biber that day although I had no idea why or how.

I don’t remember where we went exactely. Seealpsee? Ebenalp? Alp Sigel? Plattenbödeli? Anyway, on your way home my mother suddenly decided to stop at her host family where she had spent each summer as a child and learnd all the important things about the real life.

The county (it’s called Kanton in Switzerland) Appenzell is lovely and very countryside. It’s hilly with lots of meadows and forests higher up and of course the rocky mountains with the mountain pastures. There are some villages too, but many farmhouses, with their specific look and shape as you can see in the paintings, sprinkled into the landscape.

We stopped at a house in Schwendi, Appenzell and were welcomed with coffee and a Bärli Biber.

Yesterday I felt like eating one. Appenzeller Bärli Biber have been the same for hundreds of years as they go back to the 16th century.

So what do we learn from this little strory? Trust your feelings.

I wish you a lovely weekend.