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Alp Flix

Bivio 1769m – Alp Flix 1963m – Alp Suregn 1836 m – Tinizong – Savognin 1203 m – Cunter 1182m Distance: 23km

Mettmen Hike

Mettmen 1608m – Matzlenfurggelen 1913 m – Kärpfstäfeli – Mettmen 3 hrs walk We planned to hike to the beautiful Ängisee and then to Leglerhütte which I visited one year ago.

Walensee Hike

Weesen 428m – Seerenwal 650 m – Quinten 434m 10.5km / Ascent 490 m, Descent 490m / 3 hrs

Autumn colors on Gafäll

A beautiful walk up to Gafäll on an autumn day.

Morteratsch Hike & Boval Hütte

Morteratsch 1896m – Boval Hütte 2495m – Morteratsch 1896m 11 km / Ascent & descent 600 m / 3hrs 45 min The route from Morteratsch to Boval Hütte is part of the Bernina Trek. One month ago I did five… Continue Reading →

Jöriseen – Hidden Jewels in Graubünden

Wägerhus 2207m – Jöriflüelafurgga 2725m – Jöriseen 2489m – Berghaus Vereina 1940m 11km / Ascent 570m / Descent 890m / 4hrs 10min We have been talking about this hike for a couple of years now. I vaguely remembered the Vereina… Continue Reading →

Europaweg on Yasuko‘s Birthday…

Europaweg: Täsch 1438m – Täschalp 2214m – Tufteren 2218m – Winkelmatten 1672m 15km / 1000m ascent / 800m descent / 5.5 hours of walking / a few hours to enjoy the views When asking, as always, what my darling would… Continue Reading →

Summer Action, Switzerland

We had quite some summer activities going in Switzerland as well. Here is a short picture blog entry with a few movies as well…

Bernina Trek Day 3

Spinas 1815m –  – Alp Suvretta 2128m – Jenatsch Hütte 2652m – Val d’Agnel – Gletschersee – Chamanna Jenatsch Spinas Berghotel Joyful Spinas Berghotel and a wonderful breakfast. Their selection of home-made bread was simply a delight!

Bernina Trek Day 2

Chamanna d‘Es-cha 2594m – Fuorcla Gualdana 2494m – Punt Granda 2265m   – Ospiz Albulapass 2312m – Crap ALV Laiets 2303m – Fuorcla Crap Alv pass 2466m – Spinas 1815m Time: 6 hrs // Distance: 18km  // Descent: 1000m

Bernina Trek Day 1

Madulain 1697m – Chamanna d‘Es-cha 2594m Distance: 5.5km / Ascent: 900m / Time: 3 hrs Around midday, I arrived at the trailhead, Madulain, a cute train station of the Rhätische Bahn. I was the only one to get off the… Continue Reading →

Create sound (voice) files for OpenTX with macOS’ Siri in less then 1 minute

Time to produce a sound file: < 1 Minute (with a bit of routine) If you have an Apple Mac and want to create your own quality voice sound files using macOS Siri voices – read on…

North Vancouver Island – some thoughts

The beauty of nature and human exploitation Compared to South Vancouver Island where we traveled four years ago, we noticed that in the north the provincial parks are side by side with logging and mining, like in a symbiosis. Whereas… Continue Reading →

Last day in Vancouver Island – Strathcona Provincial Park

After yesterday’s long hike, we settled for short walks in the Gold River area on our last day in Strathcona Provincial Park. The first stroll led us to “Lady Falls”. Bigger than expected, we stood on the falls viewpoint platform… Continue Reading →

Lake Bedwell Hike

5h, 9km, 600m elevation change We debated which hike to do in the Strathcona Provincial Park. There is a 9-hour and 1200m-uphill hike, a 7-hour hike to alpine lakes with only 600m up or a 9-hour stroll along Elk River and… Continue Reading →

Myra Falls Hike

Lower Myra Falls Today’s first hike spot in the Strathcona Provincial Park is Lower Myra Falls. We had to drive from the lodge to the end of Buttel Lake and around it. We saw hardly any other car on the… Continue Reading →

Quadra Island Walk

Quadra Island, Chinese Mountain South Peak, 4km, 2 hrs From Campbell River we took a 10-min. ferry to Quadra Island, the largest island among Discovery Islands. Fun fact: On the ferry terminal, our totally normal rental Ford, next to oversized pickup… Continue Reading →

Courtenay Riverway Walk

Courtenay is not an exciting town. It has a couple of good restaurants like Locals and Atlas Cafe which we visited, but the town is a bit far away from main outdoor activities and loud compared to our last destination, Alert Bay.

Goose Spit Park

An intended short stroll became a rather long walk around the entire Goose Spit which also accommodates a military base. That base becomes a summer camp playground every year with many teenagers running around.

Telegraph Cove

We dropped by Telegraph Cove on the way south from Port McNeil to Courtenay. Telegraph Cove is a historical timber dwelling with a very narrow cove – rather kitschy for our taste.

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