Traveling Nancy

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September 13th

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Today we decided to Allmendhubel. We walked through town to find the trail.

A bit out of town I saw this building with wood stored for the winter. I wondered how they got it all up there.

We also passed this wood stored under a rock. I thought that was interesting.

We were dressed for rain but hadn’t put on our pack covers.   As we got a bit higher up the hills, we could look back at Murren. The weather was warmer than we expected and we had to take off layers.

It wasn’t too easy to find the Northface Trail that we planned to take but we persevered.

There was a man working on something outside this old house. We had to stop there to put our backpack covers onto our packs because it had started to rain.   I asked the man if I could take his photo. He told us that he was a tourist just like us from Germany. Then he said that he was only renting the house for the past 30 years.

It rained on and off sometimes harder than others. But it created a muddy trail.

I loved the rock just up at the end of this part of the trail so I took a photo of Shirley.

Parts of the trail were pretty good. Here is Shirley ahead of me.

It didn’t rain all of the time and once I a while the mountains came into view.

The cows were still serenading us a bit. Listening to the creek beds as we passed by them was wonderful.

All in all, the hike was enjoyable in spite of the occasional rain falls. We talked with some of the people that were coming the other way. Some of them were out on the trails in gym shoes and blue jeans. They were certainly not prepared as hikers.

We passed Spielbedenalp but were not ready for lunch. It had been only about 140 meters elevation gain.

By about 1:30ish we had almost reached Spielbedenalp which was our goal for lunch. Our elevation gain was only about 560 feet.

 

We were pretty hungry by then and Shirley’s pumpkin soup and my goulash tasted pretty good. Shirley also ordered a piece of delicious chocolate pie. Spielbedenalp also has a few rooms for people to sleep.

I loved the view of the valley below as we continued hiking a bit uphill.

 

We continued to hike up to Allmendhubel to take the flower walk. But we are not in the right season to view many flowers so we just checked out the posters of flowers. I did take a photo of this “Spent” flower because I have been toooking at them for days. I think they are pretty.

It was great to see the mountians come into view.

The weather had pretty much cleared. I love this rock face.

I can’t seem to get enough of the glacier view. It is the one we see from our room, but this was a different angle.

Blue sky behind the mountains is always a treat to see.

The trail was now a pretty open gravel path. We came to a different unmarked trail and I thought it would be more fun to take it. The beginning of it was pretty slippery and steep. I think we were walking on a cow trail.

We made it down to the Blumental Panorama Trail. What a treat. The views of the mountains was breathtaking. We took photos of each other.

Just before we reached Murren we noticed a cool waterfall off in the distance. My zoom lens came in handy to check it out.

It turned out to be another day of very enjoyable hiking.

Tonight we decided to treat ourselves and eat dinner at the Eoger Hotel Restaurant. We had made our reservation last night so we had a window seat. I know these photos of us are pretty dark, but it is the mountains in the background that are important.

What a treat to have such delicious salad and lamb dinners and look out the window at the same time.

We are having such a wonderful time in Murren.

Author: Nancy Panitch

Traveling has been a passion of Nancy Panitch's life and she loves seeing how people in other cultures live. Her travels have taken her to many places within the United States, Asia, Europe, South America, and Africa. Being around people inspires her and she has much gratitude for the kindred Souls that are joining together with her in body, mind, and heart. She moved from Chicago to Portland, Oregon in 1982. It was one of the best decisions of her life. While in Portland she stays very, VERY busy. She volunteers (Inter-Religious Action Network, Human Rights Council, & ushering for various theaters); attends a Unitarian Universalist church; goes hiking with groups (Cascade Prime Timers & Trails Club of Oregon) and also with individual friends. Book groups, movie group, and bridge groups occupy her time as well. Her quiet activities include yoga, knitting, Sudoku, and reading. She enjoys all of these activities, but making time to see her wonderful 4 grandchildren takes priority over it all. She is happy to share this blog and hopes to encourage others to travel.

4 thoughts on “September 13th

  1. beautiful surroundings. you are both fortunate to be in such good shape that you can do these ups and downs and come out at the end smiling. the restaurant scene was gorgeous.

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  2. Switzerland is always this beautiful – the lansscape is stunning….

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  3. Great place to have dinner with the mountains so close you almost can touch.

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  4. Your pictures are just fabulous. What a great way to see this beautiful country.

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