Honestly we’re not so good at hiking (yet), I have issues with my hips and Peter “avoided” working out for like 10 years in a row, so both of us has his/her excuses. But we want to quit this bad habit, especially since we are living now in a country made for outdoor activities. Here you can always find something which fits your interests. During the chilly autumn season we wanted to explore the region a bit more and luckily until the middle or end of October almost all Alms are open, so at the end of a tiring trail we always celebrated with some local goodies like cheese plate or beer.
Autumn in Austria
No matter where we go, the scenery is just breathtaking. I couldn’t yet decide which season was my favorite and winter is yet to come. I’m so grateful for all of this beauty! I know it sounds cheesy, but look at our pictures and imagine that in real life it is ten times as beautiful as on the photos. The air is crisp and smells like wood, the lights are golden and soft and you just can’t get enough of it. Everything gets a golden undertone (a fancy filter I must say), the days are still quite long, so I think it is the best time for newbie hikers to try and build some muscles.
The first mountain we climbed is called Schuhflicker (we had some childish laugh because of the name: Schuh means shoe and flicker is almost like ficken which means f*cker… so you see: if you climb this mountain, it will f*ck up your shoes.) We agreed to take our camera wherever we go but I didn’t expect it to be the reason while our trail got two times longer. In the beginning I took a photo (or two) of literally everything and than I gave the camera to Peter and he did the same. So after a while when we realized we haven’t even reached 1/4 of the hiking trail in 1,5 hours, we decided to set a rule. We are allowed to take a pic of things which are extremely beautiful. Man, it was hard… After that time went by when we argued whether something was pretty enough or while I was making excuses like “You see, this flower is really unique.” or “Now the lights are amazing, can’t you see? We can’t miss that.” And so on.
Eventually we made more than 600 pictures. So I think it’s pretty obvious that Schuhflicker is worth your time – and now let the images talk for themselves: