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    Hiking from Merten to Blankenberg

    As the corona restrictions are lifted more and more, the daily life today looks very much like before corona. Then problem for me is, however, there was no significant change for the hikes. Just as it was the case around…

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    Hiking around Essen-Kupferdreh

    As the restrictions are being lifted, I decided to create two hikes every weekend, in the hope to distribute the people more evenly to make the density lower. Quite obviously, it didn’t work. This being said, I guess we are…

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    Expert hike from Kall to Nettersheim

    Last week, I decided to change the group name on MeetUp, from VRR hiking group to VRR VRS hiking group, to express my intention of organising hikes in VRS regularly in a more public way. And so, today we hiked…

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    Hiking from Schwerte to Dortmund

    The summer-ish days vanished all of a sudden with the first drops of rain this week. To be honest, I was slightly relieved, not only because it was quite hot (close to 30 degrees when we hiked last Monday), but…

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    Hiking from Hennef to Siegburg

    It was first Bogdan’s idea to go hiking inside the VRS area (around Köln), when we were in lockdown. We did it a couple of times and I really liked that area. If you live around Düsseldorf you certainly know…

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    Expert hike from Gevelsberg to Hattingen

    It’s been more than three years since I started organising hiking events in the VRR area (and around) and there has always been an area that we never visited. This is because of the way the train lines are created…

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    Hiking from Wuppertal Oberbarmen to Barmen

    Okay things got better today. Much better. But this is about corona. Probably I should talk about the hike first. This was one trail that I had prepared for a hike in March, which had to be cancelled in the…

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    Expert hike from Wickede to Neheim

    I had planned an expert hike in Winterberg before the outbreak of the coronavirus. And just like many people, I was quite looking forward to that one. Then came first the coronavirus, but then last week’s hike, where things went…

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    Hiking from Kettwig to Velbert-Neviges

    So, people started coming back. It’s time to see how people are going to react. Today is the third session after the lockdown was partially lifted. And we’re in the second week in the current period. In the last two…

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    Hiking from Dahl to Hagen

    You might have noticed there’s a certain number of trails which have been there for ever on my map, but never selected. That’s mostly because there’s no place for a break. Without is often rather difficult, or at least I…