Gornergrat hike
Nov 15, 2010Public
Photo: The next day Stuart, Debbi, Marcia and I take the cogwheel railway up to Gornergrat (10,134 ft 3089 m).
Photo: At the top we find a hotel ...
Photo: ... shops ...
Photo: ... and a Japanese wedding!
Photo: However, we're more interested in the multiple glaciers pouring off Monte Rosa.
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Photo: Stuart maps out today's route.
Photo: It's all downhill!
Photo: And we're off ...
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Photo: Can't get enough of those amazing glacier views!
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Photo: Our immediate goal is the Riffelsee, the small lake below that is said to reflect the Matterhorn.
Photo: To our right, two strange lenticular clouds hover ominously ...
Photo: Arriving at the lake ...
Photo: ... it amply fulfills its promise ...
Photo: ... and more.
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Photo: Lunchtime ...
Photo: ... and then a nap.
Photo: Time to get going ...
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Photo: A side trail leads to one last glimpse of the glacier.