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Switzerland from a moving train

Out the moving train window between Grütschalp and Mürren

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View from Murren, Switzerland

#Mürren #Switzerland @Murrenlover

This was the view out of our hotel room window in Mürren, Switzerland a couple months ago.

Alpine cow

Holy Cow

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Today’s photo comes from our Mountain View Trail hike from Mürren, Switzerland a couple months ago.

Going down?

Gondola from Birg

@SchilthornPiz

Hiking the Swiss Alps

North Face Trail

Today’s photo comes from three weeks ago today. It was our last full day in the Swiss Alps so we tried to make the most of it by doing not one but two hikes. The first was the Mountain View Trail–awesome hike, be sure to start at the top of the Allmendhubel (Standseilbahn) funicular and end at the Grütschalp station. Those going the other way (Grütschalp to Allmendhubel) didn’t look too happy (as it’s mostly uphill in that direction).

We were beat after that but thought we’d be good to go on another hike if we rested in the Alpine Spa (Alpines Sportzentrum Mürren). After a soak we went to Gimmelwald on the gondola to hike to the Sprutz Waterfall, supposedly an “easy” 30-minute walk. Maybe it wouldn’t have been so bad if it was our first hike of the day, but it’s straight up for more than 30 minutes followed by another 15 of up and down to get to the waterfall.

Everyone we passed along the way were coming in the opposite direction from the North Face Trail and recommended the North Face Trail. After the waterfall we took the North Face Trail back to Mürren from which this photo was taken. The North Face Trail (like the Mountain View Trail and Bluemental Panaroma Trail) was excellent and not to be missed. Be careful if you plan to eat at the restaurant along the way (Pension Spielbodenalp) as it may not be open. For us, Pension Spielbodenalp was closed, even before 5 p.m. on a Tuesday.

Swiss Alps in the moonlight

Full moon rising over the Swiss Alps

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I’m not very good at sleeping. So when a full moon rose over the mountains out my hotel room window I figured my time was better spent trying to set up my camera for this shot than laying in bed trying to get back to sleep. This was the view from the bed though.

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