Appeal supporting thread with additional pictures - Gipfelbuch Taubenfels
According to the old rules this nomination has to be accepted:
Even from the oldest rules from Operation Portal Recon:
Candidate: Mountain Top Marker
Suggested Vote: ★★★★★
ACCEPT permanently attached logbooks, structures, or signs.
In newer rules there is nothing, that contradicts this old rule. So it can still be valued, because mountain top marking objects like enumerated follow exploration and exercising criteria of nowadays criteria.
Source of these very old rules, for example this thread:
Concernung rejection reason "Pedestrian Access":
This sheet of paper was also inside the box. The first few paragraphs tell stuff about the history of that summit register box (state 2015: it was the 6th summit register book, they estimate, that 1100 people wrote something in there, then there is a list of local persons, that are in charge for this summit register box, etc.pp)
The intresting part is the last paragraph, so here the deepl-translation:
Access path to the Pigeon Rock (literally translation of Taubenfels)
From the Zollstraße border crossing in Rittersgrün, leave the Taubenau forester's lodge on the Czech side to the left and walk uphill along the board fence of the cutting.
With up to 35% **** it goes 1km uphill. It is the shortest way to the Taubenfels. Keep right!
Another way leads past the forsthaus, the next way right purely, and always uphill. After about 90min you have reached the ridge. After 100m, take the path to the right and you will find the Taubenfels, which you have to look for downhill. The path is swampy!
You are rewarded with a magnificent panoramic view over the village of Rittersgrün, the Hammerberg and other parts of the Ore Mountains, Bernsbach and the pumped storage plant Markersbach. Fichtelberg and Keilberg are well visible on the opposite rock. Downhill, about 30m and then right.
So on the map:
1 - the starting point of the description: the border crossing near street Zollstraße.
2 - the forest lodge, that one shall pass leaving it on the left side.
3 - the forest aisle (deepl used "cutting" in the translation)
4 - the part of the path with 35% ****, that looks like this:
So there's even a spray-chalk hiking trail marker at the tree ....
So that's the hardest part of the trail, and after that you reach the rock formations on top of the mountain. It's safe accessible as long as you are a bit sure footed.
Then there is the second route, that is described there:
This one is very easy even without any slopes. This route is even rollator accessible...
And the last paragraph, that describes, what you can see from which rock:
1 - village Rittersgrün
2 - mountain Hammerberg
3 - pumped storage plant Markersbach
4 - mountain Fichtelberg (highest one of German side of the mountain range)
5 - mountain Keilberg / Klinovec (highest one of the whole mountain range)
Viewing angles at the two rocks:
So the one in the south is the point with the log book, and the other one is the one, that is described as "30m down the hill on the right side"
And here you can also see, why the 1st path description says "Keep right" at the end - to find the path to the top of the rock formation you have to wald around it and turn right. Didn't make a picture of that, because there was a big poached deer coarpse there right in front of the path ....
The rock formation is at Czechia. The sheet of paper still states in its headline, that it's at CSR (which means Czechoslovakia) - this country was split into Czechia and Slovakia in 1992 ...... and the sheet of paper is from 2015 xD