A winter season totally unworthy of its name, this is unfortunately how the winter of 2019/2020 can be characterized… Since September’s memorable autumn trek in Norway, I therefore haven’t seen one single flock of snow, until I eventually end up in the northeastern High Fens one early-February Saturday. At least here there is 5 cm of wet and frozen snow above an elevation of 550 m…
I make a 31 km solo hike over muddy and slippery trails, through bogs and woods, while buzzards are circling overhead. What is especially striking in this area of the High Fens, is that it seems to be much less visited than the area around Botrange and Baraque Michel. I walk for hours and do not meet a single person, until I have lunch at a pic-nic table below the Steinbach creek, where I meet a party of 3.
Parking Grenzweg – Brachvenn – Imgenbroicher Venn – Steinley – Steinbach – Eschbach – Allgemeines Venn – Entenpfuhl – Nahtsief – Im Platten Venn – Mützenich – Kaiser Karls Bettstatt – Brachvenn – Parking Grenzweg
Pictures > Belgium 2020-02-08: High Fens