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2022: Various Hikes / Tours
2021: Various Hikes / Tours
2020: Hiking Swiss Jura Crest & Alpine Panorama Trail
2020: Hiking Swiss Alps
2020: Various Hikes / Tours
2019: Hiking 4 Days in Swiss Alps, Furka & Grimsel
2019: Hiking 5 Days Gotthard Region
2016: Tour Aare, Les Doubs & Rhein
2015: France & Italy
2014: Central Europe
2013: France & Italy
2012: Italy & France
2011: Europe: Three Tours
2010: India
2009: France: Two Tours
2008: Tour de Romandie
2008: Zug - Bern - Zug
2008: Strasbourg
2008: Europe
2007: France
2005: France & Italy
2004: USA: Denver - Sedona
2004: Lenzburg - Marseille
2004: La Gomera
2003: Sardinien
2003: La Gomera
2002: Korsika
2002: Bordeaux - Hendaye
1998: Switzerland
1997: USA
1996: USA: Colorado & Arizona


"Our greatest fear is not that we are inadequate, but that we are powerful beyond measure."

Marianne Williamson
from her book "A Return To Love"

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2022: Various Hikes / Tours

Updates

Sun, May 15, 2022: Adding brief 2 days hike Gotschalkenberg .

Sat, April 16, 2022: Initial 3 days hike Zofingen - Sursee - Root .

Some smaller hikes or tours

  • 3 Days Hike April 2022: Zofingen - Sursee - Root
  • 2 Days Hike May 2022: Gotschalkenberg (Zug)

Highlights

Chätzigerhöchi
◈ Wauwil, 2022/04/14 15:52
◈ Luzerner Wanderwege, Wauwil, 2022/04/14 17:28
◈ Luzerner Wanderwege, Wauwil, 2022/04/14 17:52
◈ Gundolinge, Rain, 2022/04/15 14:36
Beautiful meadow looking at Wildspitz
◈ Ob Tännli, Böschi, Oberägeri, 2022/05/14 12:00
◈ Alosen, 2022/05/14 15:32
◈ Schwandegg, Finstersee (Δ 1092m), 2022/05/15 08:35


3 Days Hike April 2022: Zofingen - Sursee - Root


3 Days Hike: Zofingen - Sursee - Root (~54 km)

Unlike 2021, my first hike of the year with tent rather late in the year, in April as a few warm days and opportunity came to go for three 3 days, before Easter weekend.

Thursday 2022/04/14: Zofingen - Sursee (20km)

Zofingen is a nice city, with an old core with real charm, not all villages maintain such a large intact core, usually its shrunk to a few streets, but here the old core is still significant.

2022/04/14 12:03
2022/04/14 12:05
2022/04/14 12:07

Some distances:

  • Zofingen - Lenzburg: 7hr
  • Zofingen - Aarau: 4hr 10min
  • Zofingen - Sursee: 6hr 10min (the one I take)
  • Zofingen - Grossdietwil: 4hr 30min

The first day or leg is along hiking trail Nr 7, Zofingen to Sursee, in the flat valley of Wigger (river) aside of the highway A2 connecting Aare valley with Luzern, going to St. Gotthard and Italy - one of the bussiest highways. Yet, the hiking trail is on the right side of the Wigger: Wikon, Reiden and Dagmarsellen, where I'm traversing the highway and going up the Santeberg and Chaetzigerhoechi / Chätzigerhöchi (699m) - in the far distance still the noise highway to be heard, due the north wind bringing it up the hill. Near Kaltbach and Stockacher I pitch the tent for tonight - about 18:00, almost hiking 6 hours non-stop.

2022/04/14 12:09
2022/04/14 12:23
◈ Wikon, 2022/04/14 12:50
◈ Wikon (Δ 540m), 2022/04/14 13:08
◈ Wikon (Δ 513m), 2022/04/14 13:20
Drilling for geothermal heat pumps (becoming independent of gas & oil)
◈ Dagmersellen (Δ 528m), 2022/04/14 14:07
Dagmarsellen
2022/04/14 14:52
◈ Nebikon (Δ 575m), 2022/04/14 14:57
◈ Nebikon, 2022/04/14 15:21
◈ Luzerner Wanderwege, Egolzwil, 2022/04/14 15:34
Chätzigerhöchi
◈ Wauwil (Δ 752m), 2022/04/14 15:52
Chätzigerhöchi
◈ Wauwil, 2022/04/14 15:52
Chätzigerhöchi (Panorama)
◈ Wauwil, 2022/04/14 15:53
◈ Luzerner Wanderwege, Wauwil, 2022/04/14 17:28
◈ Luzerner Wanderwege, Wauwil, 2022/04/14 17:28
◈ Luzerner Wanderwege, Wauwil, 2022/04/14 17:28
◈ Luzerner Wanderwege, Wauwil, 2022/04/14 17:52
◈ Luzerner Wanderwege, Wauwil, 2022/04/14 17:52

Friday 04/15: Sursee - Rain (24km)

Had a good sleep, a bit rain in the night, but in the morning the tent was dry again expect a few drops inside the tent. A few ticks crawl on the mesh of the tent - careful shaking them away before I leave the tent, packing swiftly and continue the hike, ~8:00 departure. I reach Sursiwald, a forest north of Sursee and quickly reach Sursee; it's the 2nd time I traverse it (back in April 2021 the first time) , but this time I see also the older and nicer part of the village, alike Zofingen. The trail goes on the right (east) side of the lake, with sufficient distance of the A2 highway - reaching Eich, from where I divert from the trail Nr 7 but go to Hundgellen, Hildisrieden and Rain - with beautiful sight down the Reussthal. On small trails toward Chlewald and diverse farms I reach Burgwald and Chlöpfen, in the forst I find a nice patch with moss ground to pitch the tent for tonight. The north wind during the day and the strong sun stressed my body, a cold and headache looming, combined with some sun burn exhausted me during the day - feel very tired and going to rest early.

◈ Kaltbach, Mauensee, 2022/04/15 08:31
2022/04/15 09:32
Sursee city
2022/04/15 09:42
Sempachersee looked at from Sursee
2022/04/15 10:18
2022/04/15 10:18
◈ Schenkon, 2022/04/15 10:49
◈ Schenkon, 2022/04/15 10:59
◈ Eich, 2022/04/15 11:06
◈ Stockhof, Sempach, 2022/04/15 12:26
◈ Stockhof, Sempach, 2022/04/15 12:31
◈ Gundolinge, Rain, 2022/04/15 13:21
◈ Gundolinge, Rain, 2022/04/15 14:34
◈ Gundolinge, Rain, 2022/04/15 14:36
◈ Löchenrain, Rothenburg (Δ 571m), 2022/04/15 16:33
◈ Löchenrain, Rothenburg (Δ 533m), 2022/04/15 16:33

Saturday 04/16: Rain - Root (10km)

Moderately good sleep, still headache, the sun burn soothed though - the colder north wind (aka "biese") is increasing, so I decide to cut this leg shorter than planned. If I were on a longer hike I would have rested this day to allow my body to recover, but as it was planned 3 days, I continued today just short: descending to Waldibrücke and around Under Schiltwald and then Sagenwald (Fairytaleforest) traversing Buchrain but going train station "Root D4", where this hike ends earlier, 12:00.

◈ Löchenrain, Rothenburg, 2022/04/16 09:44
◈ Perlen, 2022/04/16 11:17

After a few hours rest at home, I feel better and headache soothing 19:00 - a brief spring hike of 2022.

The first day with the forest at Santeberg was a section I really enjoyed, small and narrow paths throught a dense forest. Three days as first hike of the year seems too short, the wind and sun exposure stresses the body additionally making it mandatory to adjust quickly to weather and also take early rest day to allow the body to recover and get used to higher energy throughput. The 3F Lanshan 1 person lightweight tent (500g) is serves me well, except a bit more headspace so I consider to get the 2 person version nearly the double weight 1100g, but still quite lightweight.


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