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1 day ago

Beautiful trail with changing landscapes that include dense forest, green pastures and waterfalls.

I went to Kochel on the train and then caught the bus (9608) to the beginning of the trail. Note, the bus we caught was packed solid so make sure if getting off the train that you are quick to the bus stop. Also, make sure you press the "stop" button on the Bus for at least a second (Stop FA. Dorst). The trail is a slog to begin with, steep uphill on a stone road for about 1.5 hours. Some nice views along the way and is easy going through the trees. I did look to shorten the trip to the top and this was a bad idea as was the middle of April and there was still a lot of snow at the higher levels (and hence the minor paths disappeared). As I was pushed for time I did not do the summit (Jochbeg) but continued walking. I again tried a shortcut to miss out the long way round at Berg. Again a bad idea as the path disappeared after about .5 mile and I just took the shortcut straight down the mountain on a bearing to pick up the path. This was a bit stupid as is VERY steep and lots of loose material to slip on. Best bit was definitely coming out to the lake at Sacherback. When I got to Urfeld I had problems. The path on the map says "PrivateWeg - no unauthorised access" and there is a barrier to stop cars which you can walk round. I was not sure whether I was allowed up the path so decided not to risk itand did not fancy the even longer detour South on route 11. Going North is absolutely not viable as you cannot walk on the road on the switchbacks up the hill (no side path and just enough room for two way traffic).Therefore no option but to end the walk at Urfeld and I took the same 9608 bus back to Kochel station to return to Munich. I was sort of glad as was quite tired at that point anyway and was abut 10-11 miles in.

Quite a nice walk. Trail begins straight from the Railway station so is easy to get to and no problems at the start. Nice view of the lake as you rise and then through the trees to the top. Straight up zig-zags a lot of the way and about 1 hour - 1 hour 15 climb straight up. Once at the top there is a nice lodge where you can have a meal, warm up, have a beer. Only takes cash so make sure you have some. After the top is easy and you can take the path down to Hausham which is pretty dull to be honest or you can leave the all-trails path and walk to Schliersee which is more interesting and scenic. Is the same distance either way and you can then get the train back to Munich. BTW, if trying to find the station on Google maps then you need to put in Hausham BoB as that is the name of the train company. Overall a nice walk, paths well marked and easy to follow (no chance really of getting lost) and this is a good walk to keep yourself in trim. Walking at a slowish pace - 1.15 hours up hill and 2 hours down hill - 45 mins for lunch so about 4 hours end to end

Saturday, April 07, 2018