Saturday, 1. July 2006: Short evening Bicycle ride to Gries im Sellrain

After my course I start with my mountain bike from my quarter in Sellrain/Tauegert (1.100 m) first down the narrow mountain road to the centre of the village of Sellrain (908 m). Then I take the permanent ascent via the Sellrain valley to Gries im Sellrain (1.187 m) and further a short part of the road to Luesens, till shortly before Juifenau (1.381 m), then back on the same way.

Friday 30.6., 8.30 p.m. Arrived here, I shall have to get used to that breathtaking view over the Inn valley ...

Saturday, 1.7. 6 p.m.: Inn valley - panorama in direction east, as seen from Sellrain/Tauegert. Click into the picture for a larger version.

In the centre of Sellrain, with Melach - beck

The water of the Melach is a bit milky turbid, especially on warm summer evenings, resulting from glacier melting water transporting finely bevelled rock powder from the ground of the glacier.

Traditional hay making near Gries im Sellrain

Evening light in Gries im Sellrain. In the background Innsbruckīs northern range ("Nordkette") ...

 ... with Groszer and kleiner Solstein (2.541m, 2.637 m), Brandljochspitzen (2.599 m, 2569 m) as well as Kemacher (2.480 m) and Hafelekar (2.334 m)

Back on the balcony ...

The village of Birgitz on the high plateau above Innsbruck

Patscherkofel (2.246 m) south of Innsbruck, where menīs olympic - ski downhill-racings took place in 1964 and 1976.

Goetzens, Axams and Birgitz with Patscherkofel, far left in the shadow behind is Innsbruck

View on Innsbruck by night ...