Today was another amazing day – about a million times better than I expected. Exaggeration? Who me?
It was supposed to be an easy day – a semi day of rest. Ha! We set of on the beautiful Mountain View trail, which more than lives up to its name, and eventually hike down into the beautiful Saustal
We were briefly in and out of a few showers – nothing to write home about. Although, of course, I am writing home about them as we speak. We climbed up out of the Saustal and carried on around the ridge until we hit the sultan and then carried on up to the Lobhornhutte. This is when things got to be much more fun. We had planned (I had planned) to hike down to the Sulsee and then head back – nice, easy day. But Ellen had noticed, on her map, a trail heading up to the next ridge. Well, it was early – why not? And so we headed up to a gorgeous view – and here we are:
And that, we thought, might be it. But then Ellen noticed that a trail countered around the next mountain and continued on to another ridge. Oh well, we said – why not? And maybe we can even go beyond that, Julie said! No, Ellen and I said. We have to call it at some point. Off we went. And it might have been the best part of the hike
After lunch at the top, we finally headed down to the lake and then down to a farm that makes its own cheese. And so I bought a bunch of fresh Alpkase. It was while I was in the creamery that I truly understood the advantage of travelling with friends. Alone, I would likely not have hiked the two ridges, nor would I have purchased the cheese. Because I am with people I enjoy being with and we’re having such fun together, I am more willing to try new and different things. What I am trying to say is that I simply adore these two women
Back to the hike. On the way back we hiked down to the nearest train station and rode back. All told, our easy day was 8.5 hours and about 1000 elevation (my best guess). Tomorrow, a tougher one. I think we are up for it. But now, I have to get my bum into the kitchen. My day to cook dinner!