As Dominique and Joni were making their way across the panorama trail from Männlichen to Kleine Scheidegg, the Fearless Foursome were traversing the other side of the valley from Schynige Platte to First.
Their journey began at 7 am with a taxi to the Grindelwald station, then the train to Wilderswil, followed by the cog train up to Schynige Platte.
Judy’s and the Kens’ favorite pictures from the hike are below.
It was spring at these elevations with many alpine wildflowers in bloom. Dominique is working on plant identification.
More beautiful flowers
Happy hikers on top of Faulhorn; elevation 2681m, 8796’
We’re standing atop a small viewing platform that doubles as helicopter pad. We had a closeup look of one landing – exciting!
We arrived in First at 16:30 with an hour to spare! Total distance: 15km or 9.3 miles. Ken T’s tracker said 17.5km or 11 miles.
We were blessed with good weather, spectacular and diverse scenery, a profusion of wildflowers, cooperative knees and like-minded companions. A fantastic day in the Alps!