Jul 17

The Via Alpina is a Hidden Gem!


Here’s a little update from the Via Alpina Uno:
The Via Alpina is a hidden gem! We met up in the town of Weistannen, tucked far up the valley from the city of Sargans, surrounded by massive peaks and waterfalls everywhere. Rain overnight dusted the peaks with snow and the contrast from the green alps and white summits was astonishing.

We climbed through the morning until we crossed over the Foopass and descended into Elm, a small but artsy little village that sits on the valley floor. We ended the day with a few Appenzeller beers on the patio and watched as the sun set up for a evening alpenglow show. 
Today we left Elm with our sights set on Braunwald. A big day of passes, high alpine meadows, and the threat of rain (but only a threat) kept us busy as we descended into Linthal and hopped a cable car to the carless town of Braunwald. 
The trip so far has been stunning and we only hope our luck with views and weather will hold! 

Tschüss,
Mike Thurk, RW Trip Leader and Bon Vivant

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    Anonymous
    July 18, 2012 at 5:36 pm ·

    Amazing views and the altitude dizzying. Thanks for sharing amazing photos.

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