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Travel Blogs from Andermatt
... our picnics at the top of the mountain for an hour or so before heading back down the mountain.
Our afternoon was spent at Trummelbach falls - 10 amazing waterfalls inside the rock walls, all stunningly lit, and flowing at a rate of 22, 000 Litres per second. What force!
A big thank you to AnneMarie, our Swiss tour leader, ...
... getting colder by the minute and soon the temp gauge is showing a freezing 2.3 Celsius.
As we get higher and higher it starts to rain and there is masses of snow all around. Up at the summit there are simply massive walls of snow each side of the road. Not only is it blowing a freezing gale up here but it’s now snowing too. We took shelter in a large cutting between two large lumps of snow which made for some good photos. The lake at the summit is still ...
... ploughs have just about cleared the road up to this point but looking ahead it’s just impossible to clear.
After a few photos and a walk around the surrounding area it’s time to head back down the pass and back onto the main route 6.
As it was just about all downhill I switched off the engine and simply let the bike roll most of the way. It seemed so wonderful and quiet and all that could be heard were the sounds of singing birds and the occasional ...
... favourite roads that has a little bit of everything. Just when you think you have reached the top and the valley opens out into a wide plain - with hundreds and hundreds of cows and cow pies to avoid - it begins to climb again through another series of hairpins. On the south side of the pass, the road just clings to the side of the mountain with the valley far far below - and only a psychological safety barrier.
Another excellent day!
And I came home on the motorway.
This was probably just one of my favorite times. I'm not hiking to get to a mountain or to some goal, just to another town. That is one of the things that I love about the Swiss, is that they just take pure joy in walking with the family, to pack a lunch, enjoy the sites and spend time together.
We start on a trail with just an arrow pointing toward Andermatt. The gravel beneath our feet crunch and the grass brushes against my legs, itching me. ...