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Day 49 : Braunschweiger Hutte – Vent 29th July 2013

6:05am leaving Braunschweiger hutte.
Reached Pitztaler Joch 6:40am 2990m.

Rettenbachtal-Solden marked 4h.

Going down 10mins on the soft snow to get to ski area.

7:10am 2690m the warm chapel is open.

8am 2160m Rettenbach-Alm.Gaislach alm marked 1h15.
Going down on a very wide path and through ski slopes.

9:05am 2040m Alpen Gasthof Gaislachalm.

10:15am 1545m Zwieselstein

11:15am leaving Zwieselstein, light rain starts

11:40am realize E5 and Via Alpina goes by different ways. Vent is in the other direction. Should not have went down from Gaislach alm.

Gaislach alm is where E5 and Via Alpina separates/connects…

12:30am back to Zwieselsten, rain starts pouring heavier now.will wait and see if it clears up later on

1:20pm leaving Zwieselstein for the 2nd time today

Around 3pm, sky starts to clear up.

5pm 1900m Vent after walking side trail and road for about 10km in the Otztaler ache valley.Missed Petznersee

Distance covered : 35,3km
Walking time : 8h
Resting time : 3h
Altitude : 1900m
Date : monday 29th july 2013
Weather : cloudy & windy in the morning, few showers in the afternoon

Similaun hutte marked 4h30 from Vent.Martin Busche Hutte marked 2h30

5:50pm Haus Eberhard.21euros for a bed in a 4 beds dorm, with clean sheets,towel,wifi,hot shower : 1euros for 3mins30s.

Vent seems to be the base camp for many climbing/hiking activity in the Otzaler alps.

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Looking down on Braunschweiger hutte on the way up to Pitzaler Joch

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Panorama at Pitzaler Joch

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Going down to Rettenbach alm

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View of Solden valley

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View of the valley from Gaislach alm towards Vent (Otztaler ache)

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Otzaler ache on the way to Vent

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Panorama otzaler ache

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Religious item in Vent

Day 47 : Galflun Hutte – Verpeil Hutte 27th July 2013

Leaving Galflun hutte and via alpina yellow trail 6:10am.
Going down to Piller.

Avoiding Wenns and what seems to be the “inevitable” 55mins bus ride to Mittelberg…

Well, following E5 fernwanderweg variante below to Mittelberg (2 days) without walking 30km nearby a road in the Wenns valley is a great option for anyone who do not wish to take any kind of transportation during a hiking trip…

6:55am 1353m Piller low point today.

Near Fuchmoos, Aifner Alm marked 2h45

8am 1680m Aifner Alm marked 1h on trail #3
Following trails and wide forestry roads in this Tyrolian forest

8:40am 1980m Aifner Alm.Nearby peak Aifner Spitze marked 1h45.Falkausalm marked 3h by Panoramaweg

Could not get any alpkase from this farm (cheese too young and cannot be sold)

Great view on panoramaweg on the valley on Prutz,Ladis town

10:25am 1968m Faulkausalm.Dr. Angerer Hohenweg marked 5h

Great view on the Fagge valley, Feichten town and glacier in the background.

11:30am leaving Faulkausalm after early lunch break. Same here, the cheese they are making in Faulkausalm won t be ready to sale before August 4th.

50min after Faulkausalm there is another bar/restaurant.

This nice trail is not flat anymore.It goes up & down few times in between 1900m and 2250m.

2:50pm 1825m Verpeilalm

3:20pm Verpeilhutte.Easy access from Verpeilalm.
Location is good. The Verpeil hutte is in between 2 water streams. Lots of chairs,tables,hamocs to relax in and enjoy the sunshine…

Distance covered : 27,4km
Walking time : 7h10
Resting time : 2h
Altitude : 2025m
Weather : hot & sunny, nice fresh breeze over 1900m
Date : saturday 27th july 2013

Irmi welcomed me at the Verpeilhutte.Very friendly staff. Bed is 11euros.Supper cost 15euros (good 3courses meal but not enough)

Nice and easy day today.Spent most of the day over 1900m.
The next hutte is 4h (been told so, did not see any markers yet)

Sunrise at Gaflun Hutte

Sunrise Galflunalm/Galflun hutte

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House in Piller

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View from the panoramaweg

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Panorama from panoramaweg

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Panorama on Dr Angerer hohenweg

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View from Dr Angerer Hohenweg

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Verpeil hutte

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Chapel at Verpeil hutte

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Panorama at Verpeil hutte

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Another Panorama at Verpeil hutte

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Piller-Aifneralm-Panoramaweg map

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Panoramaweg-Falkausalm-Dr angerer hohenweg-Verpeil hutte map

Day 46 : Memminger Hutte – Galflun Hutte 26th July 2013

6:25am leaving Memminger hutte

7:15am 2594m Seescharte

8:40am 1556m Unterlochalpe meadow (food seems available here). Cows & horses…beautiful. Videotaped the horses hurdle running after the apple hanging out the backpack.

Haflinger horses : local Tyrol blond horses used before for wood work (pulling cutted trees). Very good in mountain area/steep trails, still used them where the machine cannot go

10:10am 767m Zams,west Tyrol.

12am leaving Zams.Found a great source of local informations at Zams tourist office.

Irmgard (old german name) got a local map and challenging trail to follow and avoid Wenns long valley walk to Mittelberg.

Once again it seems that taking the cable car up to Krahberg is today E5 shortcut.

Krahberg marked 4h30 on trail #1 and #2a

Out of Zams, via alpina yellow trail shares the way with via claudia augusta and jakobsweg also.

Going up steeply through forest & ski slopes.

2pm 1800m Skihutte Zammer Alm.Krahberg marked 1h30

3:25pm 2212m Venetbahn cabin lift.Krahberg.

Possible to stay low and avoid going up Glanderspitze & Wannejochl to reach Galflunalm hutte.

4:25pm 2512m Glanderspitze.Kreuzjoch marked 45mins.Galflunalm marked 1h15

4:40pm 2540m Wannejochl.Nice ridge walk with great view on both valley.

5:25pm 1960m Galflunalm hutte.

Distance covered : 31,6km
Walking time : 8h15
Resting time : 2h45
Date : friday 26th july 2013
Weather : hot & sunny
Altitude : 1960m

Friendly young couple owners at Galflunalm hutte. 18euros for the warm bed, 2euros extra for a hot shower,electricity not available all time.

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One of the lake near Memminger hutte

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Another lake near Memminger hutte

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View at Seescharte towards Zams valley

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Down to Zams

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Cute Haflinger horses

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Town near Zams

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Skislope on the way to Krahberg

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Zams town from nearby Krahberg

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View from Krahberg

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Panorama from Krahberg

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View down Wenns valley near Galflunalm

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Galflunalm

Day 45 : Kemptner Hutte – Memminger Hutte 25th July 2013

6:10am leaving Kemptner Hutte.

6:30am leaving Germany, entering Austria and going down Holzgau

8am 1100m Holzgau.Beautiful paintings on many houses in this cute Austrian, Tyrol village

9:30am leaving Holzgau

Following E5 trail called fernwanderweg.
Flat walk on bicycle path alongside Leth water stream to Bach.

10:45am nearby Bach.Via alpina goes up following nearby Alperschonbach.

Shortly after a steep start,the small road to follow goes up gently.
There is a possibility to follow a scenic trail (called and marked as Hohenweg) on the other flank of this valley to Madau or stay on the road.

Stupidely followed the map and E5 marked on road.

Taking a taxi ride from Holzgau to Madau seems to be the common things for E5 hikers.Few mini vans loaded with hikers passed me…

12:25am 1300m Madau Berggafthaus.Lunch break.Memminger Hutte marked 3h

2:10pm about 1400m.End of the gentle wide path/road. Turned off an offering to put my backpack in a loading lift up to Memminger hutte. Now it starts to go up steeply.
Memminger hutte marked 2h30 from there.

4pm Memminger Hutte.Great location (horses + lakes)
10euros for the bed and electricity at memminger hutte, also shower (cold water but still great)

Distance covered : 33,7km
Walking time : 7h20
Resting time : 2h30
Altitude : 2242m
Date : thursday 25th july 2013
Weather : hot & sunny

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Kemptner Hutte morning

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Waterfall on the way down to Holzgau

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Simms waterfall

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Holzgau church

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Holzgau gasthof

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One beautiful house in Holzgau

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Nearby Holzgau

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On the way to memminger hutte

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Memminger hutte panorama

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Another Memminger hutte panorama

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Horses near Memminger hutte

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Sunset at Memminger hutte

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