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Aug 27, 2016 - The Lotschen Pass, or "Nobody told me there'd be rock climbing..."

Aug.27, 2016 So... A few days ago I did the most difficult thing I've ever done right?.... Correction- TODAY happened. Today we are hiking to the Lotschen pass. This is the highest point of our hike, and our route description sounds delightful, as we're about to cross the Lotschen glacier too. Having done this trail now, it strikes me that our hiking company somehow looked deep into my psyche and determined that this being our penultimate hike,that the less said about this trail to me the better. The description was charmingly deceptive,...

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Aug 26, 2016 - Gasterntal Valley or "a little slice of Canada"

Aug.26,2016 We have the greatest hike today out of Kandersteg and up to the Gasterntal Valley. First we climb along a trail high along the sheer rock walls of the Klus river gorge, with the river roiling and churning below us as we do some cliff stairs and narrow bridges above over it. It's very cool, like being along the Hell's Gate gorge. Then we go through a high meadow, where Doug befriends some goats that are hanging out with cows, and then ascend into the Gasterntal Valley. This is a remote quite hidden valley high up at 5000 ft. that...

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Aug 25, 2016 - On our 32nd anniversary let's hike to an alpine lake!

Aug.25,2016 Today is our 32nd anniversary. In honour of the fact that we are STILL MARRIED after our 8 hr adventure yesterday, and in light of the baby toe blisters that the descent gave me, we decide to have an easier day today- our tour info gives us great suggestions for these options. So we forego the 8 hr climb over the Horturli pass with its 4500 ft descent today. The only thing we will miss is some high vistas again, one of which is a view of the Wildefrau or Wild Woman peak- too bad...that name would have given Doug enough material...

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Jul 26, 2016 - Oeschinensee Pamoramic trail

Today we headed back to Kandersteg to go up to Oeschinensee. This time there was no problem parking although it was relatively busy. When we got to the top we decided we would walk the Panoramic trail taking us away from the vast majority of the visitors who were heading to the lake. The trail took us high above the lake, traversing ravines and streams up to Heuberg at 1,950m. The walk gave breath-taking views down to the Oeschinensee as well as views of the nearby Blümlisalp group of mountains. As we neared the far end of the lake we got...

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