|Mist on the Salzach river|
I did find a really cool place to soak my feet in the first half of the walk, a tiny little slot canyon with crystal clear water. A few brave souls were canonballing themselves into a rather deep section of the narrows, but with the frigid water I limited my immersion to just my feet.
I contemplated flying off a nearby peak but couldn't reach it before the weather turned windy and rainy. Same thing for the Via Ferrata near the Vorderer Gosausee behind the Dachstein. Jim picked me up halfway through my walk and we aimed for a fun section of climbing in the middle of the day....but it started to rain just as my hand touched the first cable. So I did the second half of the walk in some heavy rain showers.
10 hours and 52k later I reached the campground for the night. By then it was almost hot again and windy.
I think we are in for a few days of rainy weather now but I'm feeling confident about the route. I'm ready for the race to start!
|A Common European Adder in the rocks near the via ferrata!|
|Many man-made waterfalls near Gosau|
|3 burros watch me pass by|
|A cold water soak near the end of the day|
|View in front of me...|
|....view behind me|