Eagle Walk Stage 15: Solsteinhaus Lodge - Leutasch/Ahrn
From Solsteinhaus Lodge it’s steep climbs and rock scrambles north-westward towards Eppzirler Scharte Notch—the trail furiously works its way up to the notch that offers superb close-ups of Großer and Kleiner Solstein Peaks, the mighty western cornerstones of Nordkette Range. Beyond a scree cirque, a well-maintained trail switchbacks down and merges into lush Alpine meadows at an elevation of around 1,700 metres, taking you to charming Eppzirler Alm Alpine Pasture Hut with its tiny chapel. From there you begin your descent into Eppzirlertal Valley on a broad road that follows Gießenbach Brook across pristine Gießenbachklamm Ravine on a rugged trail. From Gießenbach the trail heads to Scharnitz, and across Hoher Sattel and through thinning forest to Leutasch/Ahrn.