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From Vorderkaser via the Eishof and the Stettinerhütte hut to Pfelders
Duration: 7 and a half hour
Distance: approx. 27 kilometres
From the Vorderkaser inn we walk on marker number 39 to the Eishof in one and a half hours. Then we continue into the valley, where the wide hiking trail becomes narrower and steeper and crosses the Pfossental stream again and again. At the next crossroads we continue in serpentines towards Eisjöchl at 2,895m. From here you can already see the Stettinerhütte hut with its blue-green mountain lake, which we reach after a few minutes downhill. In the face of the peaks Hohe Wilde and Hohe Weiße, the 9th stage of the Meraner Höhenweg Trail zigzags steeply down to the Lazinser Alm hut. From here a forest road leads us over the hamlets of Lazins and Zeppichl to Pfelders.
From Vorderkaser to the Eishof
Duration: 2 hours
Distance: 9,5 kilometres
From the Vorderkaser inn we follow mark 39 and walk along the wide, unpaved road moderately uphill through larch forests towards the valley. The old valley path leads us after about one hour to the former Mitterkaser farm at 1,954 m. Just like the Rableidhof hut, which we pass shortly afterwards, a snack station. Then we hike further into the valley and after another 45 minutes we reach the Eishof. After a little refreshment we return on the way in one and a half hours. (Suitable for buggies)
From Eishof to the Johannesscharte and the Lodnerhütte hut
Duration: 5 hours
Distance: 8,13 kilometres
From the Eishof, the trail marked 25 leads us into the valley on a pleasant ascent to Eisjöchl. After a little more than an hour, we leave the path at approx. 2,500 m and turn right onto marker 8. We climb over scree to the rope-insured Johannesschartl at 2,854 m. This is located directly at the foot of the west ridge of the Kleine Weiße peak and should not be confused with the west cut in embrasures. The path there is abandoned because of the danger of falling rocks. From here we first descend steeply and then over hairpin bends on a well-developed path. Finally we continue out of the valley via the Johannesweg to the Lodnerhütte hut up to 2.259 m. This is an excellent alternative to the Meraner Höhenweg Trail.