Today I hiked up the Gasteretal valley (also known as the Gasterntal), which lies behind the peaks visible from my hotel room and is protected and undeveloped except for a few rustic old hotels and a farm.Continue reading “Day 8: Gasteretal”
A long day of hiking up to the Gemmipass, back across Kandersteg, up to the Oeschinensee, and back to the hotel.Continue reading “Day 7: Gemmipass and Oeschinensee”
Today began with some initial disappointment at having to abandon my plan to go up the Hohtürli to the Blümisalphütte and instead descend to Griesalp and then take an alternate trail around to Kandersteg the following day.Continue reading “Day 5: Gspaltenhornhütte to Griesalp”
A stunningly beautiful day of hiking over 12 miles from Kleine Scheidegg to Gimmelwald, via Wengen, Lauterbrunnen, Grütschalp, and Mürren.Continue reading “Day 3: Kleine Scheidegg to Gimmelwald”
The toilets here are remarkable in the consistency of operational controls, consumable materials, and overall experience.
A 10-mile day with segments through Grindelwald, from Männlichen to Kleine Scheidegg, and the Eiger trail from Eigergletscher to Alpiglen. Incredible mountain scenery, delicious food, and
I traveled by air to Zürich via London, and then by train via Bern and Interlaken to the village of Wilderswil at the base of Bernese Alps.Continue reading “Day 0: Travel to Switzerland”