The State of the Snow

Hiking Trail in the Bienwald

Hiking Trail in the Bienwald

As Daisy had even reached the Upper Rhine Plain, we had some snow for a couple of days. I used the occasion for three nice hiking trips in the Bienwald, mapping grade 4 and 5 tracks, hiking paths and, last but not least, the stream Heilbach and some drains alimenting it:

Snowy Heilbach

Snowy Heilbach

Last Saturday there was a battue with many attendees nearby (and I mean nearby). I didn’t feel that comfortable, but didn’t deviate from the planned route nevertheless. The following map shows the three trips combined into one track:

If you are not convinced about global warming yet, here’s a further evidence. A white stork near Steinfeld neglected to migrate to Africa over the winter months:

White Stork near Steinfeld

White Stork near Steinfeld

Since last night, it is raining and the snow is finally melting.