Grünbach - above the mist 23.10.2013
Dense ground fog over Winzendorf causes me to look at the webcam www.Schneeberg.tv - showing that the mist does not reach high up. So I drive the road to Puchberg, only having 2 1/2 hours, a big walk does not fit in.
Between Höflein and Grünbach the fog comes to its end. AT first, I branch off in Grünbach to the narrow road to Oberhöflein up the hill near Neusiedl am Walde.
Kienberg and Zweiberg are out of the mist - would have been an option for today ...
Schneeberg seen from here.
Changing place to Grünbacher Sattel. Puchberg is covered by a thin layer of mist.
The mist over Puchberg will not stay for long.
I alk along the hill behind the Grünbach´ saddle heading for Grünbach.
View down to the southern Vienna´s plain, over the sea of clouds.
Rosalia mountains in the distance, out of the mist too.
The view to Gutenmann - the small hamlet "Am Obersberg"
Here I turn back, because the rest of the route leads through forest.
Back at the Grünbach´ saddle: the fog has dissolved, apart from a few rests ...
... which however produce some lovely light effects.
Panoramic view from above Grünbach´ saddle: Pfenningwiese and Puchberg, Schneeberg in behind. Click here or into the picture for a larger version.
On the way back, a short detour on the route between Grünbach and Unterhöflein - this is the end of the mist.
Back to Grünbach ans once more branched off to Oberhöflein. On the same place as in the morning, there is mist now - the mist often lifts a bit due the sun warming the slopes above causing a gentle thermal.
Arcuated light effect in the mist - with the sun in behind me.
Once mor the arcuated light.
Short stop on the further drive ...
... before I completely dip into the mist.
I choose another route for the drive back making possible a short detour to Hohe Wand.
Due to road construction the road is closed from time to time, for maximally 30 minutes. So, I park the car under the gallery and walk up the hairpin bends. Click here or into the picture for a larger version.
Viewing over the sea of clouds, from the uppermost hairpin bend of the road up Hohe Wand. Click here or into the picture for a larger version.
A few metres above ...
... a wayside shrine ...
... and a bench to rest.
My time is up, I have to drive home now.