Snowy spring circular walk on the Hinterhornalm

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    Snowy spring circular walk on the Hinterhornalm

    Nice spring migration of innsbruck if you only have one afternoon and do not want to go far.

    We start at Speckbacherhof and follow the toll road on asphalt first. It does not take long for the entire road to be full of snow and ice, and the climb becomes a bit slipperier. After a few bends, we turn off to the side of the trail. Although there is still deeper snow here, the path is much more varied.

    Already in the ascent you have beautiful views of the Inn Valley or on the steep mountain flanks of the underlying peaks such as Hohe Fürleg and Hundskopf. You walk through coniferous forest, further up through sparse, light beech forest. On the way there are many bent trees, but you can climb or get around most of the time. Arrived at the Alm, you can enjoy a stunning view of the Inn Valley in fine weather and clear air. Just opposite you look at the Glungezer, right next to the Patscherkofel and behind it to the Stubai and Tuxer Prealps. Now in the spring there is a nice contrast between the green valley and the white mountain tops.

    After a short break, we turn right from the pasture to the east. Here it is mainly horizontal on a crossroads continue to a right turn. Here you can follow the forest trail to Walderalm or run down towards the valley. As the sun is hiding behind clouds and our hands are getting cold, we decide to return to the valley. Here you can either follow the longer, less steep forest path or take the more interesting, small forest trails that repeatedly cross the forest road.

    At the end we come out in St. Michael and follow the Wiesenweg to the west on the right. Sometimes we have to walk along the road for a short while, then there is another sidewalk. The road follows now past beautiful old farms and less beautiful new buildings to the Speckbacherhof.




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