Jungfrau Trek - 2
Nov 25, 2012Public
Photo: Fast forward to the cozy town of Grindelwald, where we wait out the storm.
Photo: Two days later, blue skies prevail over the Grindelwald Valley ...
Photo: ... and we are ready to go!
Photo: Heading out of town ...
Photo: ... we make for a narrow defile, and the great wall of snow and ice beyond, the Fiescherwand.
Photo: Up there somewhere, the Baregg mountain hut perches above a vast glacial amphitheater.
Photo: Farm roads soon give way to a trail ...
Photo: ... that climbs steeply through forest ...
Photo: ... before emerging alongside a dramatic gorge.
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Photo: We pass a happy little waterfall ...
Photo: ... that flows entirely from a crack in the cliff above.
Photo: Amazing!
Photo: A series of steps now bring us to ...
Photo: ... a somewhat grander waterfall ...
Photo: ... and a good spot for a snack.
Photo: Penetrating further into the gorge ...
Photo: ... we pass the waterfall ...
Photo: ...  then plunge ahead ...
Photo: for the final push to the hut.
Photo: We leave the gorge on a series of switchbacks ...
Photo: ... and catch our first glimpse of the flag that marks the hut.
Photo: But younger, fitter, hikers are gaining on us, and there's only one room left at the inn!
Photo: Go Marcia, go!