The highest mountain we had been so far! 我们目前攀过的最高山峰。
01.07.2007 22 °C
On the first day of July, we chose Nazogl for hiking. This mountian is located in Steiermark. It was the highest mountain we had been so far.
The height of Nazogl is 2057m, but when people climb down it, need go through another aside mountian to go down, it is higher than the Nazogl, so totally height is 2100m.
The first peak that we climbed is the "Nazogl", which is the peak slightly left off the middle of this picture.
After parking, my honey used the GPS to search for the right way to the mountain.
The first part of our climb was only moderately steep, leading through an "Alm" area with some huts.
Some of those huts are used for farming cows, others for selling food and drinks to the tourists, and a few can be rent by tourists.
In Austria, you can find many old people hiking or taking some other outdoor sports.
In the picture, I was looking at the map of this hiking area. There are many different height mountains, Nazogl is just the one of them.
There were many cows in this hiking area.
This cow seemed like feeling itching somewhere, so it used its body to rub the woods.
There were many more cows in front of us.
Now we reached the foot of Nazogl. The yellow guideposts show us different routes to different mountains.
My honey likes climbing rocks so much, even this kind of small rock at the foot of Nazogl, he also wanted to climb.
Now we reached a forest, there were many fallen trees blocking the route.
Maybe after 2 hours, I felt a little bit tired, and began hiking slower...
...and then had a rest to see the nice landscape around.
Another fallen tree again! At that time, my honey asked me to be careful, because there was some turpentine on it...
...but I still got the turpentine on my hands, too careless!
Look, my back was so sweaty!
We climbed higher and higher, now not far from the top anymore.
It took us about 3 hours to reach the top of mountain.
I was very happy to reach the top.
Our lunch: bread with salmom, vegetables and fuit.
On the top of mountain, it was very cold and windy, so we had to wear the outdoor jackets.
Usually on the top of each mountain in Austria, there is a box beside the cross. In the box, there is a book and a pen, people can use them to sign their names and write down everything what they want to say.
In this picture, I was trying to open the iron box, but it was too tight.
Oh my God, poor Karen! I almost exerted all of my strength to open the box, but still could not!
So later I had to ask my honey to help me. Obviously he was much more stronger than me, and easy to open the box...
...and then he began to write something...
...after finished writing, he put them back into the box...
...and closed it.
Before leaving the top of mountian, we took some pictures for the beautiful landscape around.
Now we were going down the mountain.
There were many different wild flowers...
...and many strange rock formations.
These rocks are shaped by water, ie rain.
It will pour down the rocks, and slowly dissolve the surface of these type of rocks and more and more engrave the rocks with strange patterns.
The longer we went down again, the more the rocks were replaced by plants and forest...
...until we finally reached the "civilization" again...
...and were welcomed by this cute cow, watching us interestingly.
From this picture, you could see clearly the route we had hiked.
The red route means climbing up, the green route means going down, and the blue cross means the top of Nazogl.
I felt so proud when we came back to our car, but I almost could not believe that I could reach such a high mountain in my life, liked dreaming!
My honey said that we would climb higher and higher in the future, it could be much more interesting. Oh my God……