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Trail

1 November 2014: 11.3km trail run

As usual, my forays into the Haard natural reserve start with a quick run up the road from our house, and then into the forest. The first 2km already hit you with 100m of elevation.

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Next, I decided to deviate from my standard route and head East towards an area that is referred to as “Tipp” on some of my maps. Translated, that means “dump”; which may refer to the area being used for mining maybe a century ago.

What this means that there’s quite a few climbs like this, which look like they’re only ever being used by downhill MTBers.
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The following climb was quite hard (even though the image doesn’t really do it justice). Near the top, it took me a few minutes to get stable enough footing – for a while, I was stuck in a fairly sketchy spot I didn’t particularly want to descend back from, but couldn’t move up from because with every step up I was sliding back down again. It didn’t help that everything I tried to grab for support was loose and crumbly.

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I finally made it to the top, at which point I reverted back to trails I normally follow.IMAG0830IMAG0832 IMAG0833 IMAG0834

Summary:

Distance: 11,31 km

Avg Pace: 8:05 min/km

Calories: 1.103 C

Time: 1:31:28

Elev Gain: 499 m
Categories
Hiking

Hike at “Naturschutzgebitt Haard”

Distance hiked: 12,75 km in 2:25:17; with an average pace of 11:24 min/km and 293 m elevation gain.

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Running Trail

9.6km run at “Naturschutzgebitt Haard”

Distance ran: 9,63 km in 1:10:33; with an average pace of 7:20 min/km and 287 m elevation gain.