Destination: Erica Bruennle for sleeping, Loffelstertz Lake for Eating 11km, 46 minutes. Fast roads Temperature: down to 0, a little frost in the morning but not much. OR Intersteller Bivy, EE 20 deg quilt, Thermarest Xtherm, Rumpl, Rab Dagwalkinjacket Three scoops of Huel still wasn't enough, but the Cajun pasta was pretty good. Ate dinner by the lake, but it was too windy to be comfortable sleeping there. Will likely try and stay at a trekking Erlebnis place next time with a proper campfire. We'll see. Sleeping was cold, slept with the Rumpl on top of the quilt/bivy which probably compressed the down. Managed a reasonable night's sleep either way. Sleep system still needs work.. Blaek coffee is great, and two is more than enough.
Destination: Sodenburg Distance: 8.14km, 49m, 292hm Setup: Tarp, Thermarest xlite, EE quilt Took the train to Hammelburg at 7, arrived at 8. Faffed around a bit and rode up to Sodenburg, a hill with an old Basalt mine at the top. I managed to get to dinner ready around 9:30. Set up the tarp poorly in the rain, and then laid down dry and tired. Couldn't sleep until around 1, but still work up at 5:30 with the light and birds. German summer! Was treated to an amazing sunset though: And some cool inverted clouds in the morning. Tarp setup in the morning.. Saggy and wet , but I was warm and dry! Coffee where the tarp was.. the moss made for a pretty soft bed.