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Hiking through the Moosalbtal

Our 50th event on Groups Place did not start that great. Our train had a delay before leaving Heidelberg, so we eventually took the S-Bahn instead. As a consequence, we arrived one hour late at the train station in Frauenalb-Schielberg.

From then on we were really lucky, though. There had been a small chance of thunderstorms in the forecast and some members had decided not to join the hike. However, apart from one distant rumble it was a beautiful summer day.

At the Naturfreundehaus in Moosbronn I was finally able to have a piece of cake that I had not made myself. Unfortunately half of the cake was already eaten when I remembered I should take a photo. Oh, well…

In my opinion the Moosalbtal is more suited for biking than hiking, though. The trail is very wide and not really beside its namesake river Moosalb. There is one part of the trail where a narrow path goes through meadows.
It looks pretty, but the path has a slope to the right and is packed dirt that feels as hard as aspalt. Not a lot of fun to walk on, actually. In addition, as the day was very hot and we were walking through the meadow with no shade, I felt as if I was being boiled or barbecued.

Shortly before the end we had time for another break and cooled our hands and feet in the Moosalb. Finally we walked the remaining half kilometer to the train station in Fischweier and headed home to Karslruhe and Heidelberg respectively.