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Air masses keep pushing in, at times they are humid, at other times they are dry. Today, dry air is influencing our weather with variable amounts of cloud but also clear spells and no precipitation. Temperatures will remain relatively cool.

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On Wednesday the weather will remain cloudy and changeable. From Thursday, low pressure will return to Central Europe. The airflow will swing to the south and under the influence of foehn winds, the weather will be quite nice and relatively warm for the time of year.

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Air masses keep pushing in, at times they are humid, at other times they are dry. Today, dry air is influencing our weather with variable amounts of cloud but also clear spells and no precipitation. Temperatures will remain relatively cool.

Tendency

On Wednesday the weather will remain cloudy and changeable. From Thursday, low pressure will return to Central Europe. The airflow will swing to the south and under the influence of foehn winds, the weather will be quite nice and relatively warm for the time of year.

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The Adlerweg (Eagle's Way) stage 15: Solsteinhaus – Leutasch
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Difficulty
Difficulty
medium
Altitude up
870 METER
Altitude down
1530 METER
Max altitude
2110 METER
Max. route length
20 KM
Walking time uphill
6H 30MIN
Starting point
Solsteinhaus
Endpoint
Leutasch/Ahrn
 
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From the Solsteinhaus mountain hut, follow the signs towards "Eppzirler Scharte" and "Eppzirler Alm". The route first leads along a marked trail through the Erlalm alpine pastures and then across stony, rocky terrain to the scree corrie and up to the Eppzirler Scharte col. When walking up through the corrie, the path splits. Continue along the path signposted to the "Eppzirler Scharte" (route no. 212), which leads steeply up to the col between the Kuhljochspitze and Erlspitze peaks. The route then continues along an equally good trail, which zigzags at times as it leads down through the rocky, scree-lined corrie (Kuhljoch) on the other side. The corrie is steep at first and then opens up to become very wide. At an altitude of around 1,700 metres above sea level, the trail dips down into green alpine pastures. After that, there is one more short, steep scree slope before the route reaches alpine pastures again. It then leads gently downhill and finally runs parallel to a dried-up stream bed until it reaches the Eppzirler Alm mountain hut.

When you reach the hut, you have definitely earnt a break.


From the hut, the route leads leisurely downhill along a wide road through alpine pastures and then continues in the same direction, along the Eppzirler Tal valley, past the turnoff for the Oberbrunnalm mountain hut (turnoff at 1,200 metres above sea level) and further downhill towards the entrance of the valley. The road then leads along the Gießenbach stream (alternating left and right of the stream) and into the Gießenbachklamm gorge. The gorge is wooded at first but becomes increasingly rocky.

The route finally leads to the car park for the Eppzirler Alm in the Gießenbach district of Scharnitz. From there, you cross the tracks and the main road and then, when you come to the residential area, take the first right towards "Scharnitz" and then turn left towards "Hoher Sattel".

Later, follow the signs for "Bogenschießstand" and "Scharnitz", before turning left towards "Leutasch" and soon after turning right onto the forest road "Leutasch über Hohen Sattel". After this short level section in Gießenbach, the forest road leads quite steeply uphill and then gently up through mixed forest to the Sattelklamm gorge.

At the end of the path, a trail leads off through the sparse forest, mostly cutting across the slope but also leading steeply uphill in the middle part. This trail merges into a path that continues in the same direction towards Hoher Sattel. Keep following the signs to "Leutasch/Ahrn". On the other side of the Hoher Sattel col, a wide forest path leads downhill through the sparse forest of the col valley (sometimes very steep). Follow the route through the valley all the way to Leutasch/Ahrn and the bridge over the Leutascher Ache river.



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morning
-1°C/30°F
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400m
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Wednesday

Wednesday
3°C/37°F
60% Fineweather
1100m
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Thursday

Thursday
5°C/41°F
60% Fineweather
1300m
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Forecast

Air masses keep pushing in, at times they are humid, at other times they are dry. Today, dry air is influencing our weather with variable amounts of cloud but also clear spells and no precipitation. Temperatures will remain relatively cool.

Tendency

On Wednesday the weather will remain cloudy and changeable. From Thursday, low pressure will return to Central Europe. The airflow will swing to the south and under the influence of foehn winds, the weather will be quite nice and relatively warm for the time of year.

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