Being rather jet-lagged, Yasuko decided to make it a moderate-but-constant activity day. Starting with a nice meal at the Mikuni Ootoku restaurant next to Oshima.
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. A friendly military woman at the gate explained that we… Continue Reading “Goose Spit Park”
After an interesting chat with Colin, the hotel’s owner and a person with character, we started our hike around (most of) the island. From the hotel, we walked through the Ecological Park and soon crossed the highest point of the island
A two-day hike on the Kyoto Trail (the Kitayama East section) with my mountain buddy Sano-san. Since I have heard of this trail in Fushimi Inari a couple of years ago, the Kyoto Trail was on my hiking to do list.
Zermatt (1620m) – Alterhaupt Edelweiss (1961m) – Trift (2337m) – Schweifinen (2503m) – Zermatt / 900m ascent / 900m descent / 13 km / 6 hrs After going through beautiful houses with balcony full of cheerful flowers in the east side of Zermatt, we found a… Continue Reading “Edelweissweg & Wisshornweg (Trift)”
Convinced that the famous Matterhorn is the most beautiful mountain in the world, Yasuko’s birthday wish was to spend a few days in Zermatt. Our friend Patrick was so kind to let us stay at his studio with a fantastic view of that magnificent… Continue Reading “Hörnlihütte (3260m)”
Blauherd – Stellisee – Fluhalp – Findeln – Winkelmatt It started in the complete fog, when we got out of the gondola at Blauherd this morning….
Trockener Steg – Hirli – Schwarzsee / 7km, not much up and down This trail is a fantastic walk so very close to the towering peak of the Matterhorn. The weather was changing rapidly from grey to shiny blue and then foggy.
Älplibahn Bergstation (1801 m) – Vilan (2376 m) – Älplibahn Bergstation (1801 m), 12km A fantastic summer day with blue sky – a perfect day to go up the Vilan, one of the most impressive mountain viewpoints in the Prättigau. A very cute funicular Älplibahn with a capacity… Continue Reading “Vilan (2376m) – a hidden jewel in the Prättigau Valley”
La Châble (821m) – Les Ruinettes (2195m) – Cabane du Mont Fort (2457m) – Col des Vaux (2705m)