It’s my last day in Switzerland!
So, what did I go do?
Hike, of course!
Unfortunately, it started as one of those days. I woke up at 5:26, the very last alarm I’d set in order to make my 5:43 tram. However, even that didn’t work as I watched the tram pass me. I then tried to walk/run to the train station to make the 6:03 train. I made it to the station at 6:04.
However, after waiting 20 minutes, we embarked. We planned to do the 6 hour long hike I was prepared to do for Wednesday. However, because of the excess of cold rain here…. it had snowed a lot in the mountains. The Panaroma Weg, the ticket guy assured us, was good to go, so long as we had hiking shoes.
And that’s what we did. Me, a Marine, and a friend took the 50 minute, 12 kilometer an hour cogwheel train up and up and up until we were surrounded by the Alps. We then embarked on a two hour hike that gained just a bit of elevation in the slowly melting slush. It was essentially muddy hiking surrounded by a winter wonderland and the snow covered alps. The infamous Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau were in our view for the entire hike.
And, as is customary at the end of any Swiss hike, we ended it with a rest and a drink at the restaurant on the mountain. It’s the best views I’ve ever had while dinning.
All in all, a great last hurrah. Thank you Switzerland for being beautiful, welcoming, and photogenic! :)