Información sobre Carola K.
Wenn ich draußen bin, bin ich glücklich. Da ich mich gerne an meine Abenteuer erinnere und stets dabei bin, neue zu planen, blogge ich seit einigen Jahren über meine Leidenschaft. Als offizielle Collection-Redakteurin für komoot plane ich aber nicht nur mein, sondern auch dein nächstes Abenteuer.Mit Vorliebe wandere ich in den USA, wo ich mich in die kargen Wüsten verliebt habe. 2019 habe ich den 1.300 Kilometer langen Arizona Trail durchwandert und plane viele weitere Kilometer in den Canyons, Wüsten und Bergen – darunter den Pacific Crest Trail in 2022. In und um Berlin geht es flacher zu, dafür werden hier Kilometer für Langdistanzmärsche geschrubbt, mit dem Packraft die Fluss- und Seenlandschaft erkundet und die Trails mit dem Mountainbike gerockt.Aber egal, ob Berlin oder Grand Canyon – ich freue mich, wenn du meinen Spuren und Empfehlungen folgst. Einige Touren kenne ich selbst bestens. Genauso spannend ist es aber, völlig neue Gebiete mit komoot zu erschließen. Dabei finde ich für dich die schönsten Routen und interessantesten Highlights. Da sich Bedingungen und Wege ändern können, bin ich froh über dein Feedback, falls eine Route einmal nicht mehr passt. :)Viel Spaß!Arizona Trail Collection: komoot.de/collection/904668/-arizona-national-scenic-trail
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- Carola K.
Our last stage on the Heidschnuckenweg has begun - and still has a surprise in store. After I had already written off my beloved knife and had a new one (but no longer available) in the virtual shopping basket, our spontaneous host called me two days after our stay to convey the happy message: The knife is with her. As luck would have it, her son works almost next to the Heidschnuckenweg. And so today we hike a little alternatively from our small refuge to pick up the good piece.We are happy about every breeze, no matter how short, because the sun bangs down from the sky again. There are only short sections of shade. At Penny in Groß Hehlen we treat ourselves to a break in the shade in front of the shop. Just like hiker trash.Although we are getting closer and closer to Celle, we don't notice much of the hustle and bustle of the city. The Heidschnuckenweg builders have done a great job and lead us slowly through small parks and over the tree nature trail to our destination. In the heat, however, the nature trail resembles an oven.At what is probably the most beautiful prison in Germany, a (before) last Heidschnuckentafel already indicates: 0 kilometers to Celle. At the official end at another display near the castle, we hike just under a kilometer. Around 210 kilometers have been made!We celebrate the finish in the charming old town with a spaghetti ice cream, nosebleeds and an evening stop at the Greek. Of course we also get our last hiking pin. Bronze, silver and gold are bagged. Nine days through the heather go by so quickly ...
Hace 4 días
- Carola K.
Anyone who has ever hiked a long-distance trail in the USA cannot avoid the wisdom "The trail provides". In German: If you need something, the way will help you out. As unlikely as that may sound in some situations, it's always true.In the most beautiful sunshine, we leave our 1A rest area, look at the alternative (we had clearly decided on the better location) and continue our way through the Südheide Nature Park. Even today we see a number of traces of a herd of Schnucken, but the animals themselves continue to hide from us.The Heidschnuckenweg leads us in an unnecessary loop around the fishing pond and gives us a break in a shelter built over the water with a very amusing guest book. If we hadn't had a few more kilometers to hike - we would have loved to have stayed here. But the website of our penultimate stamp office promises: it is open until 3 p.m., the stamp office is manned and hikers can expect a drink. So we set off with the thought of coffee, cake and tasty treats.Arrived at the accommodation, we ring the bell and knock in front, behind, search the courtyard. Apart from two guests there is no one to be found. It's only 1 p.m. The two guests tell us that they will be the last guests and that the owners have run away. In order to at least go to the toilet and fill up the necessary water reserves, we look around the rooms. Always with the hope of still finding someone who can give us a stamp and something to drink. We also call the phone number posted on the door there. Nothing.In the hallway we find: a kettle, tea and instant coffee. Why not...? And while we are sitting there, drinking coffee, charging our devices and waiting for a miracle to happen, the two guests come upstairs and offer us the rest of their cake. At the end we even get water and an unexpected shower - just not our stamp.A good eight kilometers further on, the Kohlenbach, which at first glance is not particularly inviting, provides us with crystal clear, cool water and less than two minutes after we reach our destination hut, a thunderstorm breaks out. Everything done right again. :)
Hace 6 días
- Carola K.
The coffee water for the second coffee bubbles when the forester pays us a morning visit. Whether everything would be okay and that the wild boars had rummaged around on the mountain. Unfortunately, he doesn't have fresh rolls with him. Around 10 a.m. we set off in the direction of Oberohe to get a stamp and another coffee from the Heidehexe. Unfortunately the café is closed until June 12th. So we take a detour via the holiday park in order to get the stamp there instead. It does exist, but the restaurant and snack bar are still closed here too.The weather is hot again today and we are happy about every shade. In the small town of Lutterloh we find a farm shop with ice cream. Brilliant! Unfortunately, we lack change and nobody is there to change our 20 euro bills. After 15 minutes we sadly move on. Starving to death in front of the ice cream shop with a full wallet - you have to manage that first.I use the village pump to cool my burning and itchy face. There follows a long, long section with no shadows, always straight ahead. We arrive sweating in Weesen and although the kitchen is still closed, we are served a portion of french fries in the local inn. The water bottles are filled again to bursting and we trot in the dinosaur walk around 4 kilometers to our destination for the day at a wonderful rest area with numerous Bönken, Dixieklo, rubbish bin and a great view. A dream!Heidschnucken seen: 0
11 de junio de 2021
- Carola K.
I wake up in the morning at the South Sea camp with red dots on my face, which will develop into thick pustules over the course of the days. A look in the mirror reveals: Those tiny fly beasts were not that harmless after all, which arrived in droves in the evening and which I hadn't suspected in the tarp for the night. Midges! Tiny insects that prefer to pounce silently on their faces and bite small pieces out of the skin. With a cetirizine to hopefully alleviate the symptoms, we continue on the Heidschnuckenweg.In the romantic Wietzendorf we get another stamp and have already earned the bronze Heidschnuckennadel. 130 kilometers are done! We change from the district of Heidekreis to the district of Celle. Ouch! Only then do we realize how far we have already come.As we descend from the Lönsdenkmal through the heath, we actually find two heather sheep. On a rope and not in a large herd, but better than nothing! In Müden is the last opportunity to get water and so we load ourselves with 4 liters each and hump 5.5 kilometers to our destination for the day: the refuge on the Hausselberg.When we are sitting comfortably on the bench after setting up our tarps at home, the local forester comes up. In the first moment he makes his authority clear and that this is a landscape protection area. He asks whether we're going to hike the Heidschnuckenweg. And that there are “enough” wolves here, so it would be good to take the dog with you into the tarp. In the end, after a nice chat, he says good night to us and drives away. How it calls into the forest ...
10 de junio de 2021
- Carola K.
80 to 90 percent rain. All day. After the weather forecasters have made this forecast, we think of an alternative plan to the stage so that we don't spend the day completely frozen. The dear hostess, who welcomed us so spontaneously yesterday, takes us by car to Soltau, where we continue walking. We have to hike the skipped 12 kilometers between Timmerloh and Soltau another time for “connecting footsteps”.And the weather frogs are wrong again. The sky is overcast, but not a drop comes down. Although we skipped a lot today, in the end there are 22 kilometers on the clock. This is mainly due to the fact that our half-time goal, the Südsee-Camp, is a huge area that we first have to circumnavigate to get to the entrance and the corona test station.After another negative test result, we go to our place, which despite the plan, we find it difficult, hardship and help from the "neighbors". The hot shower, freshly washed laundry and a portion of french fries are a real blessing! 🚿🧺🍟P.s. Internet reception is sooo bad here 😅
9 de junio de 2021
- Carola K.
5:20 a.m., the alarm goes off. To escape the warm weather, we start today at just before 6 a.m. The heather is bathed in a wonderfully warm light and we still collect one or the other theme stamp. What we do not see again, however, are Heidschnucken - only their legacies. 🐏In Bispingen we indulge in a thick pizza with shandy and go back on our way. We consider checking into a hotel for a moment, because there is a risk of rainy weather. But we're not made of sugar.We want to use water from the Luhequelle, but the disillusionment sets in on site: the spring no longer exists or it flows underground. Meanwhile, the rain also set in prematurely. Soaked through, we ring the doorbell at the next house to ask for water for the rest of the way - and are spontaneously invited to stay there. It's true as always: The trail provides!Unfortunately, the day has also acquired a bitter aftertaste. I forgot my beloved Sacki neck knife in the pizzeria. Unfortunately, there is no honest finder. 😓
7 de junio de 2021
- Carola K.
Today at 8 in the morning we say goodbye to our host in Handeloh, who let us camp in his garden, and we get on with our socks. About 4 kilometers later we meet three other hikers who have stayed there at a pretty refuge. If we hadn't found our host immediately, that would also have been our planned "accommodation".There are not many refuges on the Heidschnuckenweg. And for this night we have planned the only one on the stage. She has room for three, but not for two parties with three people and two girls with a dog ... so let's step up a gear.Today it is brooding again and we steam in the shade and take far too long breaks with a cyclist (too much). On one section we follow the Jakobsweg instead of the Heidschnucke and after 8 hours and just 23 kilometers we arrive at the refuge on the Wilseder Berg. She is empty! So we move in with bag and baggage.Three hours later, the other three turn the corner. “Today you have the beautiful hut.” It is not easy to find accommodation on Heidschnuckenweg. 😄
5 de junio de 2021
- Carola K.
Although we only hiked a good 22 kilometers today, we were finished like horns in the evening. The sun was hiding all day, but there was always a humid heat in the air.The last few kilometers were difficult for us and in the evening we were so happy to finally move horizontally. The announced thunderstorm did not materialize. When angels travel 🧳
4 de junio de 2021
- Carola K.
The first day on the Heidschnuckenweg 🐏. What beautiful weather we were spoiled! Full of sun and so warm that we soon slipped into our shorts. The unexpected vertical meters on the first kilometer made sure of that. It went up a total of 460 meters. Not bad for the heather assumed to be flat!
The first stage is mainly characterized by a mystical forest section. And through a loop to McDonalds in the evening, we even met our first Heidschnucken. ☺️
3 de junio de 2021
- Carola K.
After five great days, on which the weather (at least along our route) was always better than the weatherman suggested, we end our “Tour du Sud de Berlin” on the sixth day today.As the rain pelts the tent incessantly in the morning, we are in no hurry to set off. So quickly out of the tent, into the refuge and brewed one to three coffees. Lo and behold: a rain break at 12 noon! However, the precipitation has left its mark and has softened the paths a lot. Mud, sand, grass, pollen - everything can be found somewhere on the frame and on the bags. So beautiful that a bird could nest right in it.Splashing happily through puddles, we roll through woods, fields and small villages towards Lutherstadt Wittenberg. So far we have been spared from above. But that should change five minutes before arrival at the train station. Thick, dark clouds catch up with us and leave us dripping wet as we cross the Elbe. The water runs from my rain jacket into my pants and from there along my leg into socks and shoes. The conductress is delighted when we jump on the train and leave a pool of water behind.Six great tours come to an end with almost 300 kilometers. Certainly a no brainer for some. But as is so often the case, we opted for the natural and sometimes not that easy paths. Our butts have finally given us to understand: Get yourself padded clothes. 😅
1 de junio de 2021