A friend, and his young daughter, initiated us into the ‘going into the forest and starting a fire to cook sausages’ tradition. We rode our bikes along the single track path well into Gütschwald and found his ideal location for the activity. One of the few places in the forest where the sun shines in brilliantly. We were not the first to this site. There was a tepee fort and a large campfire area already well defined but we cleared our own spot, gathered some twigs and started a fire. Patience and a little bit of water from the nearby stream and we felt confident to head home. The Gütschwald survived another day.