Day 51 : Karthaus/Certosa – Hausgang Haus 31th July 2013

On the way down to Neurateis on trail #26 at 6:30am

7:05am 960m Neurateis.Katharinaberg marked 50mins on trail #32.

7:40am 1240m Katharinaberg.Meraner Hohenweg marked trail 10a

Mairalm marked 2h30.Kirchbachspitz 3053m marked 5h10.
It is possible to take a detour by Kirchbachspitz,wanted to first but backed up and follow the via alpina on the Meraner hohenweg.

Now in Parco naturale di Tessa.
At Kopfron it can take variante up by Dick or keep following Meraner hohenweg.

Lots of religious items on the trails since Vernago.

1pm 1565m Giggleberg

3pm leaving Giggleberg Gasthaus

5:50pm 1820m Goidner Alm.Rif Hochgang marked

6:10pm 1830m Hochgang Haus

Distance : 29,1km
Walking : 7h50
Resting : 4h
Altitude : 1830m
Weather : very hot & sunny

B&B is 25euros but they allow a tent to be pitched in the vincinity
2euros for a 6mins hot shower. They are serving great food at Hochgang Haus. Great view on the Dolomites Catinaccio/Rosengarten from here.

Lilli & alexander young staffs at the Hochgang haus, very friendly and welcoming.

Today was a long day but missed the way by the lodnerhutte.

Possible variante from Vernago : trail #18 to croda rotta 2815m

Or from Unser Frau : trail #27 to Vorderkaser, Johannesescharte pass 2854m, lodnerhutte and then reach Hochgang Haus by trail #7 (franz huber steig)

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Lots of woodcrafts in the area

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Katharinaberg view from Certosa

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On the meraner hohenweg

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Naturns town view from meraner hohenweg

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One of the numerous beautiful handmade religious items on the way

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Huge refreshing waterfall on the meraner hohenweg

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Merano first view (looking close only 10km away bird distance)

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Merano

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Map for more interesting variante from Unser Frau
Vorderkaser – Eishof Maso Gelato -Lodnerhutte
Or Mairalm – Ginggljoch – Lodnerhutte

From Lodnerhutte there is a trail to catch up via alpina in Rifugio del Valico/hochganghaus

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Panorama view of Merano from Giggleberg

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Sunset at Hochgang haus

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Panorama at Hochgang haus

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