I really love the Harz. But due to the immense Heat and the lack of Rain in the past few Years, a lot of the local Fir Trees were unable to defend themselves against the common Bark Beetle. And because of that, there are a lot of dead Trees in the Harz. And while the… Continue reading Mein Stück Harz.
A few Days ago, I hiked up to the Achtermannshöhe near Oderbrück all by my lonesome. On the second half of my Hike, I also shot some Video. And that was also where the Quality of my Fotos started to drop. That is because my cheap VND Filter added a green cast to pretty much… Continue reading The Achtermannshöhe Video.
I really like it to Hike in the Harz. But as with anything, preparation is key. And that also means bringing the right Gear. And while I do not need a lot of it, I do have my Essentials. My Wandernadel Pouch. The most important piece of my Kit is definitely my Wandernadel Pouch. In… Continue reading My Hiking Kit.
Today was a Holiday here in Germany. And I went Hiking to the Achtermannshöhe in the Harz. The Parking Lot was packed with Cars, but luckily, the Trail was quite empty. I started my Journey in Oderbrück. That is just a little south of Torfhaus. From there, the Path took me through the Forest right… Continue reading Hiking to the Achtermannshöhe.
I really do like Pocket Knives. They are very versatile Tools that every good Explorer should have, even you just use it to cut up some tasty Sausages. A while ago, I bought my first new Pocket Knife after going quite a while without having one. But I totally forgot to also order a Knife… Continue reading Another Pocket Knife.
Recently, I advanced from the Silver Wandernadel to the Golden one. It took me quite a bit longer than getting from Bronze to Silver, but in the end I managed. This is my Journey. I got my first Stamp towards the Golden Wandernadel during a University Field Trip. I was an awesome Experience discovering the… Continue reading HWN: Silver to Gold.
Last week, I got my 24th Wandernadel Stamp. Coincidentally that is also the number of Stamps required to get the Golden Wandernadel. Back then, the Tourist Information had already closed though, and I was unable to purchase the corresponding Pin. Today, that was different. I managed to get there before 3pm and got what I… Continue reading Wandernadel Level 3
Almost a week ago I ordered myself a new Pocket Knife. I have not had one since I lost my Victorinox in some Canadian Lake back in 2014. My new Knife arrived yesterday. And I really like it. It is ergonomic, easy to use and almost too sharp. The frame lock might be a little… Continue reading Pocket Knives.
Today was a beautiful day. And after Work, I just had to spend a little time in the open air. And since there is currently a Wandernadel Sonderstempel at the Kuttelbacher Teich near Hahnenklee, I decided to go there. After finding the Stempelstelle and stamping my Wanderpass, I decided to walk around the Teich mostly… Continue reading At the Kuttelbacher Teich.
After counting all the Wandernadel Stamps I already have in my Wanderpass, I came up with a count of 23. And that was just one Stamp shy of me being eligible to get a golden Wandernadel. Naturally, I had to change that. And after searching for a nice little Stamp to get, I decided to… Continue reading Hiking around Schulenberg [HWN 124]