Battle of the Bulge Trip

For non-MRE, non-ration topics
User avatar
housil
Moderator
Posts: 5122
Joined: Tue Oct 24, 2006 7:04 am
Location: Germany, Bavaria
Contact:

Re: Battle of the Bulge Trip

Post by housil » Sat Sep 21, 2013 2:05 pm

jaminphx wrote:
Will you give us some more details on the Trail or hike? How many miles a day did you cover, is there resupply/food/water along the way. Can anyone do it?
The trail itself isn´t that far, from the village of Vossenack where the trail started to Schmidt, it´s only 9km (5.6 miles) but the difficulty is it´s very steep. You start at an elevation of 408 meters and the gorge (after 2km) is down at 260 meters
So it´s *very* steep.
Image
I had MREs and water with me and we did that trail (and all the way back) within a day.

By the way, have you lost a little weight?
26lbs :mrgreen:

User avatar
housil
Moderator
Posts: 5122
Joined: Tue Oct 24, 2006 7:04 am
Location: Germany, Bavaria
Contact:

Re: Battle of the Bulge Trip

Post by housil » Sat Sep 21, 2013 2:10 pm

cavguy wrote:Spent a few years in 2ID stateside. I am not familiar with that monument though, maybe one day I will get to check it out in person!
Let me know - I´ll guide you :wink:

Image

User avatar
Yowie
Posts: 194
Joined: Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:34 pm
Location: Australia

Re: Battle of the Bulge Trip

Post by Yowie » Sat Sep 21, 2013 7:59 pm

Wow Olli,

What a great trip, Awesome photo's mate.
That King Tiger looks like a mean beast, and even though it didn't penetrate, I would not have liked to be behind that hull MG. I think I would have crapped my pants :oops:

cavguy
Posts: 947
Joined: Tue Dec 07, 2010 7:24 pm
Location: West Coast USA

Re: Battle of the Bulge Trip

Post by cavguy » Sat Sep 21, 2013 9:42 pm

Thanks for the pic of the monument! Germany is calling my name someday though....

User avatar
jaminphx
Posts: 53
Joined: Fri Jul 15, 2011 1:07 am
Location: Phoenix, AZ

Re: Battle of the Bulge Trip

Post by jaminphx » Sat Sep 21, 2013 11:15 pm

Yowie,

Sorry to hijack this great post. A friend of mine just sold and gave away everything he had and moved to Mermaid Beach on the Gold Coast. If I ever get the chance to go visit him I may hit you up for one of your grand Darwin to Ulura tours.

John
Last edited by jaminphx on Sat Sep 21, 2013 11:25 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
jaminphx
Posts: 53
Joined: Fri Jul 15, 2011 1:07 am
Location: Phoenix, AZ

Re: Battle of the Bulge Trip

Post by jaminphx » Sat Sep 21, 2013 11:24 pm

housil wrote:
jaminphx wrote:
Will you give us some more details on the Trail or hike? How many miles a day did you cover, is there resupply/food/water along the way. Can anyone do it?
The trail itself isn´t that far, from the village of Vossenack where the trail started to Schmidt, it´s only 9km (5.6 miles) but the difficulty is it´s very steep. You start at an elevation of 408 meters and the gorge (after 2km) is down at 260 meters
So it´s *very* steep.
Image
I had MREs and water with me and we did that trail (and all the way back) within a day.

By the way, have you lost a little weight?
26lbs :mrgreen:
Good job with the diet.

I sent a link of your Battle of the Bulge post to my friends who aren't on this site. I though they would really enjoy the pictures, video links and your maps. My friends are the type who would want to make the trip to Belgium to see this.

John

rationtin440
Posts: 1142
Joined: Wed Jan 20, 2010 10:53 am
Location: occupied territories, new england

Re: Battle of the Bulge Trip

Post by rationtin440 » Tue Sep 24, 2013 10:49 am

Awesome pics housil! The terrain reminds me alot of an area near me called "The Notch" in Hadley Massachusetts, where a cold war bunker inside of Bear Mountain is surrounded by steep ravines and beautiful wooded trails that were once access roads to the bunker and to the communications array on the summit of the mountain. After the place was shut down, the state parks people made walking trails and a wildlife sanctuary at the site. I will try to find some pics and links to the place. BTW housil, on the subject of weight I have found that raw, un-filtered apple cider vinegar has helped me with my struggle----I take a tablespoon of it in an 8oz. glass of water with every meal. If the info I read is accurate the stuff causes certain fats that are eaten to be rendered un-digestible and they are eliminated from the body along with other waste. Only problem is, the stuff can be expensive.

User avatar
housil
Moderator
Posts: 5122
Joined: Tue Oct 24, 2006 7:04 am
Location: Germany, Bavaria
Contact:

Re: Battle of the Bulge Trip

Post by housil » Tue Sep 24, 2013 2:10 pm

@ rationtin440
My PM to you bounced back due to an invalid email adr. Please get in contact with the Site Admin Kman.

User avatar
Bypah
Posts: 1635
Joined: Mon May 26, 2008 8:44 pm
Location: Oklahoma, Tornado alley

Re: Battle of the Bulge Trip

Post by Bypah » Fri Sep 27, 2013 8:45 pm

Olli, Wunderbar!!!!!
Is amazing your post and the pics.
Would you mind if I use them in my World History classes? They will be awesome when we talk about WWII... :wink: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
That's life history mi friend!!!

Take care mein freund!
:mrgreen:
"Live long and prosper..."

User avatar
Yowie
Posts: 194
Joined: Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:34 pm
Location: Australia

Re: Battle of the Bulge Trip

Post by Yowie » Sun Sep 29, 2013 4:42 am

back to your hijack jamiphx :D ( no offense olli) , Mermaid is my stomping ground. Let your mate know if he feels like a beer to contact me, and if you (or anyone here) makes it over this side of the world we can organize a tour :D :D

Post Reply