The original plan was to climb Alpspitze, but the weather forecast was not good. Instead Kessler and I walked from Hammersbach to the summits of Scwartzenkopt/Hollentorkopt, which were lower. This turned out to be a good move because above above Hollentorkopt everything was socked in with clouds. It only rained a little bit on the hike up though. We rode the lift down from near the summit of Hollentorkopt.
Very nice hike up the Höllentalklamm (open)and the Knappenhauser (closed), with a descent down the other side of the Hupfleitenjoch through a lovely meadow and then across a traverse with great views of Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
Skies were clear until noon, then clouds rolled in, took away the views and dropped some light, warm rain for a little while.
Lovely hike up from Hammersbach via the Höllentalanger Hutte and the Knappenhauser on a superb Autumn day.