New Meetup: Jura Ridgeway Stage 3 - Salhöhe to Allerheiligenberg (PROVISIONAL)

From: Jemma
Sent on: Thursday, April 30, 2009 10:32 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Zurich Hike & Outdoor!

What: Jura Ridgeway Stage 3 - Salh?he to Allerheiligenberg (PROVISIONAL)

When: May 2,[masked]:15 AM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Meetup Description: THIS HIKE IS PROVISIONAL SUBJECT TO MY KNEE BEING OK AFTER STAGE 2

Day number 3................

Hike Info

Start - Salh?he 09:45
Finish - Allerheiligenberg 16:30 (NOTE THE BUSES HERE ARE HOURLY AND LAST BUS IS 18:03! We can finish earlier in Hauenstein if we get pushed for time)
Distance - 21km
Total time -Approx 6.5 hours (not allowing for breaks and subject to change due to the pace of the group)
Ascent - 930
Descent - 820m

Brief Description
Day 3 of the Jura Ridgeway. This hike takes you up past the highest point in Canton Aargau (908m!!). The walk starts where we left off at Salh?he and climbs up to Geissflue, with a steep descent to follow. The walk continues fairly level before a steady descent into Hauenstein. After Hauenstein there is a long ascent up to Gwidemh?chi and the down a little to Allerheilgenberg. Total walking time is expected to take around 6.5 hours so allowing for breaks we should be in Salh?he by around 16:30. There is a bus connecting from here to Allerheiligenberg to Olten where there are then regular trains to Zurich. For those who wish, there is an option to finish the hike at Hauenstein and catch the bus to Olten which makes the hike around 15km

More Info here
Link to stage 3

Travel Info

The train schedule is as follows:

Depart: Z?rich HB 08:38am - RE3712
Arrive: Aarau 09:05am

Depart Aarau 09:19am Bus 2
Arrive Salh?he 09:43

Travel time: 1 hour 5 mins

Please note that we will meet in Zurich HB under the big colourful angel at 8:15am. If you are running late and miss us, please go directly to the train and try to find us. If your coming from elsewhere, you can also meet us on the train or at Aarau Bahnhof at 09:05am. Those who are planning on doing this please let me know so we are not waiting for you in Zurich.

For any further information, or for any late comers on the day please don't hesitate to call me at[masked] 43.

Tickets - I have a GA so I do not need to purchase a ticket however for those who need to purchase tickets on the day, I believe there is a cheaper group option though I am not sure on the details of how many people are needed to qualify for a group discount. Maybe someone can enlighten me! For the moment I would advise that if we arrive at the meeting point on time then this should allow for us to sort it out then. For further hikes I'm sure we can plan ahead much better!! Apologies for my ignorance on the matter!

Recommended to bring along:
- sun/wind/rain protection (wind jacket,sun cream, glasses, hat etc)
- hiking boots recommended
- lunch (sandwich, chocolate etc.)
- water (at least 1 litre )
- basic first aid kit (I will be carrying one but it is always useful to have extra)
- maps of the area are also useful to bring if you have them
- camera
- a cheerful disposition and plenty of enthusiasm!

Disclaimer and small print

I reserve the right to cancel the hike at anytime if weather conditions or any other factors that may affect the safety of the group arise:

- be it before the event
- on the day of the event before the agreed start time
- or during the hike itself

In the event of a cancellation I will try to give as much notice as I can but please check the site the morning of the hike BEFORE you leave home. Weather conditions can change quickly and the decision to cancel may be sudden.

Everyone who takes part in the hike does so at their own risk

Each participant is responsible to ensure they have adequate health insurance and any other insurances that may be required

Whilst all care will be taken to keep the group together it may at times become necessary to split up due to pace, safety, or if someone needs to retire from the hike due to medical reasons.

OK so thats all the information, lets get hiking! I look forward to seeing you for day 3.

Jemma

Learn more here:
http://www.meetup.com/Zurich-Hike-Outdoor/calendar/10305773/

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