Black forest mapping around Rote Lache – »the other side«

Incline below Rote Lache

Incline below Rote Lache

Aeolus did us a favour and brought excellent autumn weather after a rainy week. I decided to climb the Rote Lache pass again, this time from the other side, crossing the hill from the Murg valley to the Oos valley.

I took the train to Forbach (about 300m), went to Bermersbach (about 400m) and Rote Lache (almost 700m), mapping some tracks and paths. I coped with the inclines quite easily, thanks to the Gudereit LC-R and the Rohloff Speedhub. At the Rote Lache biergarten, I enjoyed a seasonal dish, Federweisser and Zwiebelkuchen. Unfortunately I was too greedy and forgot to take a picture :) .

After the break I headed towards Baden Baden (about 150m), using several unmapped paths and tracks. At the very beginning of the valley of the Oos, a small river which later crosses Baden Baden, I found some historic spring tappings:

Spring tapping 1

Spring tapping 1

Spring tapping 2

Spring tapping 2

Spring tapping 3

Spring tapping 3

That’s one of the downhill tracks I mapped. The LC-R is an excellent bike, but such tracks are less convenient due to the lack of any suspension and its narrow tyres:

Downhill track at the Oos valley

Downhill track at the Oos valley

Here’s a crossing which was missing in our dataset:

Black Forest track crossing

Black Forest track crossing

That’s the trip, with a marker pointing to the spring tappings:

A lovely day and a very nice trip. Finally, here’s a picture of the valley itself:

Oos valley

Oos valley

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