In the Alps #6

The “Into the Alps” photo series are snapshots from various trips we have taken in the Alps. Although the photos are primarily in black and white, they aim to show the natural beauty of the Alps in areas which may be of interest to others. We hope you enjoy this series and that you follow us to be a part of the updates.

This photo was taken just below the Alpine Observatory and Hotel at the top of Gornergrat, high above the town of Zermatt.  The cogwheel train will bring you up to the top of the 3,100m peak for commanding views of the Matterhorn and the Monte Rosa Glacier.  For more photos of the area, visit our other post…

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A quiet place in Switzerland

A recent place we’ve visited in Switzerland, and somewhat off the beaten path is the town of Gruyères.  Made famous by the picturesque hilltop castle dominating the medieval town, it is well known and can be touristy on weekends.  With all it’s charm, it is quite easily a day trip to take it in, but views like this can only best be seen if one ventures out of town for a short hike.

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This post is part of the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Wanderlust

Earth

Nature continues to show us just how small we are, even in the Swiss Alps, on peaks or no peaks, nature and the earth is greater than ourselves; we can only be considered guests.  Here is a view of the Lämmerenhütte (2501m) as viewed from Gemmipass on an early morning sunrise.  The receding Steghorngletscher reminds us of our impact.  We invite you to look here for more views and information about the trail towards Lämmerenhütte and Lämmerensee, additionally, here for an adjacent hike to the infamous Gemmipass.

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Lämmerenhütte

This post is part of the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Earth

In the Alps #5

The “Into the Alps” photo series are snapshots from various trips we have taken in the Alps. Although the photos are primarily in black and white, they aim to show the natural beauty of the Alps in areas which may be of interest to others. We hope you enjoy this series and that you follow us to be a part of the updates.

This photo was taken above the town of Lenk, in the Simmental region of Switzerland.

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A Little Green

We are looking forward to spring, to everything awakening and signaling us to get outside!  It’s time to dust off the cold layers of winter and make our mark on this new, gorgeous weather.  Hello nature…here we come!

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Poppies in a Field

This photo was taken near Mariastein, Switzerland on the boarder with France.  A great place for casual hiking, Castle included… just out side of Basel.

This post is part of the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Green