Monthly Archives: September 2014

Zinal to Zermatt then onto Zürich

We end our trip with towns that start with Z.

We lucked out with sun, sun, sun and a short day of on and off sprinkles on our day hike in Zermatt.

Good to be back in Zermatt. The town seems so big compared to all the other villages (or single huts) we stayed in along the way.

After two day in Zermatt we went to Zürich to stay with Daniel, our friend from language school. We toured all our hot spots in Zürich, bought all our favorite candy and chocolates, ate at the wiener stand, got ice cream at Mövenpick and saw Tobias and his growing family. A great end to a great trip.

One of the Best Hikes of the Trip – Cabane de Moiry to Zinal

A long hike contouring the mountain with a view of the lake and crazy-assed para-sailors. More up and down the mountain to Zinal. We stayed a Hotel de la Post. Great little town with amazing skiing and hiking. Two thumbs up.

Les Haudères to the One and Only Cabane de Moiry

Detour to a sporting goods store in Siere due to Beaucoup Marche. Looking for new boots for Beverly, plasters for the blisters and meds for the pain.

Success on all fronts and onward and upward to Cabane de Moiry. A trip highlight for sure. An amazing hike up, up and up. Crazy view of the glacier with a couple mini avalanches and a beautiful cabin to rest our weary heads and feet.

A Little R&R – Arolla to Les Haudères by Bus

Yet another hair raising bus trip. These drivers deserve hazard pay. After our heart rates came down we chilled in the little village of Les Haudères. Darn, another night of Raclette this time serenaded by our host playing the accordion.

Beverly got hiking poles so now Josh is the only person in Switzerland hiking without “sticks”. Let’s hope the sticks help the feet!