Switzerland, St Moritz alps. At 2456 m. we started our hike at Muottas Muragl – a panorama walk filled with majestic views and stunning flowers.
A very easy walk with no steep climbing, but still 24 degrees C…I met some wise elderly people who just walked for maybe half a mile to see the views and the flowers.
Alp clover and hikers – we all tried to stay in the shade as much as possible. Not easy in an open landscape.
Soon the views were opening up, and the valleys revealing all their secrets. And we could see St Moritz down there.
Leaving the morning dew and lovely coolness for beating sun as it rose higher in the sky.
Drinking water – fresh and clear. But also for putting our feet in. Not many degrees in glacier water – hardly for bathing. Every brook or flow offers a welcome break.
Majestic mountains and some rest in the shadows…when possible. My hat was very useful.
As this is an easy walk, many families had a delightful day out. Holding hands is a good idea when it is too steep.
Crossing an area where water had undermined the path and falling stones and mud slides made it dangerous to hike, we had to pass through a tunnel of corrugated sheet metal. Some holes were made in it for the view.
And we were richly rewarded in the end. Alp Languard in all its beauty – and cows! The end of a spectacular walk
On our way down with the lift (15 minutes), we met this lovely family…(Can you spot the dog?)
Some of the many flowers on the road…a feast to the eye. I found it rather difficult to focus my shots as the heat made drops fall onto the camera as well – but when we arrived at 1800 meters, the heat was 30 degrees C and more. So the day was well spent. I hope you enjoyed the trip too.
Can you feel the heat?
Can you feel the coolness in the shadow?
Doronicum grandiflorum – Vårkrage