2019 Germany – Day Six – Murmau Moos

Sunday, 15 September I started the day off with a three mile run on a trail following the Werrach River. No one was out early on a Sunday morning, so I had the trail to myself. The nearly full moon was still out this morning. After I got back, Dolora went to take some early…

2019 Germany – Day Five – Kaufbeuren

Saturday, 14 September This morning was time to checkout of Pension Lindner and take the train to Kaufbeuren to meet Nicole and Frank. Dolora and I had our last breakfast in München, checked out and headed to the train station. Since the ticket machine had an English language button, it was easy to make our…

2019 Germany – Day Four – The Residenz

Friday, 13 September Today was another comfortable and sunny day in München. After another delicious breakfast with lots of coffee, Dolora and I were off the the Residenzmuseum, Residence Museum. The München Residenz was the dukes, electors and kings of Bavaria. It  started as a small castle and continued to be extended. Most of the…

2019 Germany – Day Three – English Garden

Thursday, 12 September After an 11 hour sleep in comfortable beds, hopefully our internal clocks are somewhat reset. Dolora and I headed to breakfast included in with the pension. There were breads, pastries, meats, cheeses, cereal, eggs, fruit and more. And of course good coffee! Last night we had decided to spend part of the…

2019 Germany – Day Two – München

Wednesday, 11 September The German name for Munich is München. I don’t understand why we have different names than the natives for European cities. Dolora and I left Dublin on time for München. No real lines, so getting through passport control was a breeze. I hit the ATM for some Euros and then we found…

2019 Germany – Day One – Dulles to Dublin

Tuesday, 10 September Well Day One is not really Germany or Dublin. Dolora and I have a scheduled 5:20 flight overnight to Dublin. After a little less than two hour layover, we should be in Munich  at 10:45 Wednesday. I good friend, Joel, is providing taxi service to the airport this afternoon. For a little…

2019 Black Forest Trail – Summary

Incredible weather, even with a full day of rain. After weeks of hot weather, it cooled and made the week comfortable. The Black Forest Trail was well marked and maintained while offering some challenging sections. Bob and I  only saw four other hikers on the trail and one hiker at a distance. Add this to…

2019 Black Forest Trail – Day Six – Goodbye to Pine Creek

Thursday, 29 August Destination: Route 44 and Trout Run Road (MM 23.7) Today’s Miles: 3.95 Start Location: Naval Run Campsite (MM 30.95) Trip Miles: 42.05 Bob and I were up early and hiking by 7:30 after a good night’s sleep. It cooled off nicely and things dried out some. We had coffee and breakfast before…

2019 Black Forest Trail – Day Five – Virgin Hemlock

Wednesday, 28 August Destination: Naval Run Campsite (MM 30.95) Today’s Miles: 5.15 Start Location: Porcupine Hollow (MM 36.1) Trip Miles: 38.1 It was comfortable sleeping last night. Woke to a light rain. It continued to rain, sometimes hard all the while Bob and I hiked. It finally started to clear around 2. We started the…

2019 Black Forest Trail – Day Four – Porcupine Hollow

Tuesday, 27 August Destination: Porcupine Hollow (MM 36.1) Today’s Miles: 9.25 Start Location: Old Quarry Vista (MM 1.9) Trip Miles: 32.95 Last night was the warmest so far, a little too warm for sleeping in a tent. Bob and I were up early heading to the general store. It was overcast with a light misty…