On the train connecting the two paths, I chatted with a woman who spoke to me of the importance of ketones, the benefits of coconut oil and several other aspects of diet. She was trim, healthy and 80. I was surprised as I have been discovering these things over the past year; she is years ahead of me. I was pleased to able to have such a conversation in German.
Leaving Finkenberg, you pass an old wooden bridge. I also saw an old racing car someone had hauled from the Netherlands
The first day is an easy, though steep, three hours up to the Gämshütte. I had been been keeping good time on the Adlerweg, but decided to go somewhat slower pace. On the way about a dozen people all passed me in a hurry to get there.
The atmosphere was friendly and welcoming, more what I had been looking for. The showers were outside with a stunning view and cold water. (thanks Saval for introducing me to Wim)
I was glad to be above the tree-line.