Again the views were just stunning! When we left the hut it was cold and windy. I was wearing a lot of different layers that I later had to peel off as the temperatures quickly increased as we left the top peak.
The powerful glacier covering the top part of the mountain.
So many pretty flowers in full bloom. It felt like spring up here. As we reached the grassier slopes they were covered in all kinds of beautiful and colorful flowers.
The sun was shining again. It did not take long before we had to start taking off layers of clothes again. The temperature rose quickly once we left the top peak. Important not to forget sunscreen on a warm and sunny day like this.
There were so many beautiful waterfalls a long this trail cascading down the mountain.
The trail took us through grassy slopes, exposed ridges, stony parts. On the most exposed parts there is always some kind of extra security such as a rope or chain to hold on to.
Eventually we saw the crystal clear lake with it's turquoise water that greeted us. We were to walk to the shore of the lake where there would be a restaurant where we would have lunch.
Lilli taking a break to admire the beauty of the lake. This little girl is only 10 years old and I am so impressed by her. She did the hike with us without any kind of complaining or whining. She is so strong doing this and carrying that big backpack of hers. I am in total awe of her performance. She is also to stay in Switzerland for one whole month going to camp to keep up her German while her parents fly back to the San Francisco.
This just looks like a stunning postcard, right?
Finally we reached the shore of the lake and Lilli went for a nice refreshing swim. Just as pretty as the water looks just as icy cold it was. Glacial water lake. But on a hot summer day like this it was very refreshing. I did not bring any swim gear but I dipped my feet and legs in, which was very nice for tired and warm feet.
We had lunch here by the lake before returning to Grisalp by train to pick up our car and drive back to Basel. Arriving home tired but happy. The best when arriving home was to take a nice long shower and get really clean. A challenging hike but so rewarding in so many ways. I absolutely want to do more hiking. I am hooked.