In-reply-to » My mate and I spontaneously decided to go for a longer tour today in 29°C heat. We ended up hiking 23 km in 4:30 hours. I had two liters of mineral water in my backpack and we bought a bottle of cherry limonade each on the way in. In the end we opted for pear limo at the same self-service fridge. What a great invention these small vending machines and self-service huts are! In Germany shops are closed on Sundays, so we would have needed to find an open restaurant (plenty didn't survive Corona) with some detours.

Don’t worry, :-) Except for one other I couldn’t do that with all my other hiking mates. Not even close. To complicate things even further, there were some rougher spots and all the inclines would slow down progress substantially. At least one hour on top, probably even two.

To be fair, when I started all the hiking a few years back, my endurance was really low, too. I couldn’t have done that back then in this time. I went out for half an hour to an hour, then I was whacked. Nothing comes from nothing.

⤋ Read More