The Swiss Alps

Although this is the second time my husband and I have been to the Swiss Alps, we are still in awe. The beauty of Switzerland just never gets old. A Swiss story-book hero, who is now in his 80s, was asked where he had travelled and where beyond Switzerland did he like to visit. His response was that he lived in the most beautiful place on earth, so there was never a need to travel. I can completely understand that.

John and I hiked for three days, taking in an alpine meadow, a glacial lake, and a mountain plateau. All three were amazing, complete with cows and cow bells, wildflowers and breathtaking views of the mountains. The cable car rides alone were thrilling. By the end of our time in Kandersteg, we were happily exhausted.

I cannot surpass the pictures, so I will just let them tell the story. Just one last thought- the last time we were in Switzerland was 1997, and we travelled to the top of the Jungfrau with my sister, Kate. At that time, I remember a rather significant glacier to view. Sadly the glaciers here in Switzerland are quickly disappearing. I doubt there will be any to view in another twenty years. The glacial lake we hiked around used to be half its size 30 years ago- the glacial run-off has dramatically increased in the last few decades. As a result, the Swiss have quite the environmental awareness campaign in place. They don’t seem to have any doubts about global warming being real. 

2 thoughts on “The Swiss Alps

  1. Mary, phil and I were in Kandersteg and know of the places you visited. We stayed at an apartment there for a week. Fell in love with Switzerland there.

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