treubold writes, “Now I know how Frodo feels.
Over 12 grueling miles Veronika and I hiked through a Lord of the Rings-like landscape filled with boulder fields, alpine lakes, shards of rock, mossy outcroppings and melting glaciers. We didn’t find the ring, but it was one of the best days. Ever.
Our journey started out in the Swiss town of Grindelwald. The village sits at the base of the world-famous Eiger Mountain. All around are 13,000-foot peaks, sheer rock walls and hanging glaciers. In other words, just about the coolest place on the planet.
You know how some people feel more at home in a forest or on the plains or in a city? Me? I’m most at home in the mountains. I love the spectacular views and all the possibilities for hiking and skiing.
We left Grindelwald around 8AM and took a short ride up the First chairlift to the start of our hike. The lift takes you a short ways above the village to where the serious hiking begins. It’s funny, but on my first ever trip to Europe 24 years ago, we visited Grindelwald and rode this very same chairlift. Talk about coming full circle.
Wow, coming full circle for sure. Looks gorgeous there!
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