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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 – Mettmen3 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 434m10.5km / 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 →

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 →

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 →

Bear Falls @ Marble River

5.2km, 2h, no bears, no wolves, no cougars

San Josef Bay Hike (close to Cape Scott)

We were warned by a couple of people about the bad state of the logging road to the San Josef Bay Trail, about potholes, flat tires, no phone signal and Sasquatchs all over.

Alaska Day 6: Juneau – Alaska’s Capital

The town of Juneau is a major cruise harbor. Our small boat was anchored in another port, so we drove to the center and main port by bus. Its main harbor was full of gigantic – and I mean gigantic… Continue Reading →

Berninapass – Val Minor Hike

Berninapass (2307m) – Fuorcula Minor (2435m) – Val Minor – Bernina Lagalb  & Morteratsch Glacier / 7.5h / 7km / 200m up, 400 down / Relive It still amazes me that in Switzerland one can hop out of a train… Continue Reading →

Caroline & Marius’ visit in Pany

Our friends Caroline & Marius came to see us in Pany for a couple of days. Eating, drinking, bathing, and walking was the program. And one day we also went up to Philippe’s favorite flying place Gafäll with its spectacular… Continue Reading →

Hiking up to the Kinunuma Marshland

Kaniyu Onsen (1320m) to Kinu-numa  (2030m) // 8 km, 5 hours, 715 m altitude up and down After a complete, typical Japanese Ryokan breakfast with fish, natto and pickles (a bit too much for Philippe) and a quick morning dip… Continue Reading →

Ch?zenji Lake Morning Walk

We had a pleasant, short afternoon walk along the shore of Lake Chuzenji to the Tachiki Kannon Shrine

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