Grand Hotel Zermatterhof
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... a tourist destination and the town is
filled with tourists ooooing and aaaaahing and taking pictures of absolutely
everything. Watching tourists from all over the world is an experience all on
its own. Of course the town is dominated by the Matterhorn which towers over a
town filled with chalets, hotels, tourist shops and flowers. The Flowers are
absolutely everywhere and makes ...
... ht down for a 1000 meter
vertical descent. Eina. Sore knees and toes were in order and to round it all
off the path was full of stinging nettles and the temperature must have been
close to 30 degrees. Oh well, one has to do these things as well in order to
appreciate life to the full.
So at last, back to our “house on wheels” and off to our
camp where we washed away our aches and pains with a few cold ones and a Swiss “Boerie”
... of the mountain reflected in a small lake called the Rifflesee. At first glimpse the Matterhorn was impressive but largely shrouded in clouds; but the surrounding snow-capped ranges around it were far more appealing and magnificent. They were so picture perfect with the contrasting green of the hillsides in the foreground. Once sated with those views we walked the short way down to the Rifflesee and waited for the clouds to move away from the top ...
... br> village called Salvan. The building in these villages are original old and
typical Swiss chalet type. The roads are very narrow and all the buildings are
adorned with Geraniums and other flowers. Truly a very pretty sight.
From Salvan he began our descent which took us past an old
waterwheel driven mill that is still in action and then onto a very steep path
that has been paved with steps built out of the local rock. The path winds down
through a pine ...
Today was a rainy day in Zinal, a tiny ski town here in the Alps and almost to the Matterhorn. We hiked to the top of the Col de Sorbois and were able to intermittently see the glacier blue Lac de Moiry but we never got to see the grand ...