Taunus 2008

View from the Hohe Wurzel (Taunus) down to the Rhine between Wiesbaden and Mainz, taken in March 2008 by Ronny Errmann
View from the Hohe Wurzel (Taunus) down to the Rhine between Wiesbaden and Mainz taken in March 2008.

During the semester break I took the time to visit family. One day we hiked to the highest mountain in the area, the Hohe Wurzel (618m) in the Taunus mountains. Unfortunately, around noon it clouded over, so once the view was amazing the view didn’t look as great. Still, the bridges over the Rhine are clearly visible. The lack of sunshine also meant that the lunch break was quite short, it was just too cold.

Squirrel watching Ronny Errmann
I was watched.
Vegetation in the valley
Vegetation in the valley.

The elevation difference between valley and mountain of over 450m was really visible in the vegetation. While in the valley the blossoms (and flowers) started to show up in the middle of March, a little bit of snow fell over night and was still there at noon.

Tiny amount of snow on the mountain
Tiny amount of snow on the mountain

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