Lauenen to 5 km before Col de Mosses
Day total: 27.5 km
VA1 total: 286 km
Today was a great day with lots of views. It never got really clear but at least the clouds stayed high. Plus we stayed high and didn’t have any major descents.
I slept great. The morning was nice and cool which was perfect for walking.
We hiked over Krinnen Pass, 1659m, which was a wooded pass. Switzerland is definitely getting softer.
An hour later we were in the village of Gsteig. Even tho it was Sunday the store was open all day. There was also a vintage bike ride going on. The bikes had to be over 30 years old.
Lots of steep climbing later we were at the Blattipass, 1900 meters. It wasn’t super clear today but we could still see almost the complete line of the Bernese Oberland, including Wetterhorn and Eiger all the way to the much closer Les Diablerets. I just love it when you can look back and see where you were hiking just a few days ago.
Col des Andérets, 2034 meters, whose ridge carries the Rhône/ Rhine watershed. We said goodbye to the Eiger and soon could see Dents du Midi and finally just a bit of Mont Blanc.
We found a place to camp with a view of Les Diablerets and the smidgen of Mt Blanc.
Huckleberries, are those what you call wild blueberries? They are called bilberries in Britain, I ate a ton of them in Snowdonia last month.
Very cool to see the Eiger and Mont Blanc on the same day..
Yes. I tried to find out the German word. But the man picking the berries didn’t understand what I was asking.
Bilberries are in German: Die Heidelbeere. (and blueberries are Blaubeere) and in French: La myrtille. (Die) Heide means “heath,”
You look super happy in your cool blu Zpack tent!
ZPacks makes the best gear
Yes, you have a very happy smile from inside your blue tent!
I was looking at Mont Blanc. Something to smile about.