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at first we want to thank Tanja, who described the tour “Von Altenahr auf den Steinerberg” on outdooractive.com:


It is a very nice and diversified tour. The terrain during the first hours was steeply. Some tours are monotonous, but this one offers a lot of very nice outlooks. We had no sunshine but nevertheless it was charming. The mountains and forest were misted over…very romantic at 9 a.m. 😉

We made our first stop at the summit and DH1AHL was happy to activate Steinerberg (DM/RP-445; http://sotawatch.org/summits.php?summit=DM/RP-445)

WX was foggy so we couldn’t see the valley. It was approx.10 °C. After some calls on 20 meters (full with ARRL DX Contest) we switched over to 40 meters and with 6 QSO the summit has been activated (4 points and first XYL in my log).

Gasthof Steinerberghaus has very nice ambience and offers very good food, especially “Käsespätzle” and “Erbsensuppe” : )

With all stops for taking pictures, activating the summit and enjoying the nature the tour took 6h.

For sure we will visit this region again, especially when the forests and vineyards will become green.