Itinerary Details

  • July 26: PDX -> Philadephia -> Zurich. Arrive 8:30am on July 27th. "I"nfo @ P2 meet Frank, Zurich.
  • July 27   Region #1: Arrive in Zurich & travel to Appenzell Region
  • July 28 - Hike yet to be determined. And tour Appenzell and/or St. Gallen.
  • BAD WEATHER. Snow on Santis, so decided not to tempt our luck. Checked out a day early and travel to sunnier Engadin.
  • July 29 -  Hiking: Hike Wasserauen -> Santis Summit -> Wildhaus (15 miles)
    • To return back to Wasserauen: either meet car (1 hr drive) or Bus to Oberriet & meet car.


  • Modified plans:
  • July 29   Region #2: : Travel to lower Engadin Valley (Scuol and the Swiss National Park)
    • Travel through Vaduz, Lichtenstein; then down to Davos and over the Fluelpass to Scuol.
    • (confirmed 2 nights) Pension Arina  in Vna (Ramosch, s. of Scuol) info@maryleen.ch 41-81-866-3127.
  • July 30 - Scuol: bus to Val Mingen trail head and thru-hike Swiss Nat. Park  back to Tarasp (castle) and Scuol (long day. 15+ hilly miles)
    • soak in Scuol hot spas afterwards
  • July 31 -  (Sun.) Scuol: car to Zernez (Swiss Nat. Park Headqtrs) -> pick a 1/2 day hike

  • Late July 31:  
    Region #3: travel to upper Engadin Valley
  • (4 nights) Lodging Schalom B&B +41 (0)81 854 12 88
  • Aug  2, 3 -   Day  #1: Es-cha Hut (9-mile loop) or Kesch-Hut to Bergun (through hike, 17 miles; bus home).
  • Day  #2: choose from one of the 4 following hikes:
1) Muragl loop (cog; lake & pass lp back to LaPunt);     
2) Pontresina - Piz Languard (Georgy Hut, summit);  
3) Pontresina - Val Roseg - Coaz Hut; my favorite  
4) St Moritz - Piz Nair (tram) - Suvretta-Bever-LaPunt

  • Aug 4   
    Region #4:  Ehenbichl, Austria  (~ 3 hr drive)
    * fewer people, but nearby Fussen & the castles.
    • (Confirmed) Pension Hohenrainer  43 56 726 2544 120Euro/4  hohenrainer@aon.at
      • (cancelled) email   43-5673-2197 Booking #: 792.757.120  PIN code:  9487
    • Aug 4 arrive Reutte, Austria by noon. 
      • Info for 2 Castles tour. Purchase Online  or phone  +49 (0) 83 62-9 30 83  0  
        • 21.50 Euros (+ booking fees) for the "King's ticket" which includes both Neuschwanstein Castle and Hohenschwangau Castle same day 
        • 2 King tics purchased for 3pm.
      • See July 26-27 for description and pics
    • Aug 5: Hike up to  Ehrenburg castle ruins in morning, then travel to Italy & the Dolomites (~ 2.5 hrs)

  • Aug 5   
    Region #5:   Val Gardena (Selva) - the Dolomites
    • Travel 2 hr 15 minutes from Reutte, Austria
    • (Confirmed 4 nights) Garni Tramans I-39048 Selva +39 04-71-795-071; 37Euro ($57);   info@tramans.com
  • Aug 6, 7, and 8 Hiking in the Dolomites (3 full days)
    • pics from 2007 (second half of album)
      • *** May want to consider 3-day tram pass
    • 2007 -> (P.Sella | ToniDemetzHutte) & (GranCir Dolomiten hohenweg Puez Hutte)


  • Aug 12 -> Frank -> lodging closer to Zurich (Steve flies out 10:45am Aug 13).
    • Group hike in morning. Afternoon: drop Barry & Lee off at Lauterbrunnen
    • (Confirmed) Barry, Lee. cog to Murren.  Pension Sonnenburg (45Chf). +41(0)33 855 11 27  email

  • Aug 13
     (Saturday): Frank drive Steve in to Zurich Airport in early morning
  • Aug 13  Region #8: Griesalp  Frank from Zurich-> Interlachen->Spiez->Kandersteg 2 hrs
    • Park at Rest Rendez-vous (Margrit Dreier) in Kandersteg. We stay their next night
    • Take bus to Kiental (1 hr 20 min) -> hike 7km to Griesalp. Meet @Hotel Golderli.
    • Barry & Lee hike from Murren over to Rotstockhutte, -> Sefinafurgga Pass to Griesalp -> meet @Hotel Golderli  
    • (Confirmed Hotel Golderli): George Jost email & phone call    41-33-676-21-92   mail@golderli.ch
      • 62Chf (inc. dinner & bkfast!)  cancel 3 days (w/o penalty) VISA to hold (3%)
      • new owners (in transition). old owner 033/676-31-32
      • (alternative): berggasthaus bundalp 011-41-92-33-676-11  (up valley)
      • (Confirmed for 14th, BJ -> please cancel:) info@bundalp.ch (55 Chf)
  • Aug 14  Hike (all 3 of us)  from Griesalp over Hohturli Pass to Kandersteg.
    Long, tough, spectacular! We should be in very good shape by now.
    • Pics and log from 2003 trip (Kandersteg, Bern, Murren)
    • Kandersteg (Confirmed 2 nights, Aug 14, 15) -> Rest Rendez-vous, Margrit Dreier, dorm (28/40Chf)
      • 3718 Kandersteg  +41 (33) 675 13 65
    • or Kiental (need to CANCEL confirmed 2 nights. Aug 14, 15).
    • Might want to order a map -> Zusammensetzung 5004
  • Aug 15 Stay in Kandersteg (Rendz-vous) night #2. Hike local ...

  • Aug 16   
    Region #9: Travel to Glarus stay at far end of Klöntalersee lake.
    • Gasthof Vorauen (hostel out-building)  CH8750 Klöntal (Glarus) +41(0)55-640-13-83  info@vorauen.ch
      • (must call 1 wk ahead to reserve. ~50CHF, inc bkfst)
  • Aug 17  Hike/climb up to Vorder Glarnisch (from Klöntalersee). See pics

  • Aug 18  Travel to Zurich (or nearby) to fly out next day. Hostel in downtown Zurich? or St Gallen?
  • Aug 19  Flight back to Oregon leaves at 10:25am. Be at car rental return by 8am.

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