hiking: männlichen (2343m)

After today's morning session, the workshop scheduled a hiking/site seeing break, so Derek and I walked up to Männlichen (2343m) across to Kleine Scheidegg (2061m) and back down. All together a nearly 20 mile loop. First, up the steep roads of the rolling fields, through the woods, and following under the cable car route.

When we reached Männlichen, we could peak over the other side at Brienzersee, along the Lauterbrunnen valley, and down onto Wengen, perched on its cliff. Yikes, this will be the marathon route, less than two weeks away.


At Kleine Scheidegg, we see preparations being made for the marathon finish...and storm clouds coming closer.

The rain reaches us as we make our way down to Grindelwald, the route is not too steep, and the thunder echoing through the mountains is beautiful. A little ways before reaching town, we discovered a sheep tangled in electric fencing. Derek was able to free her from the repeated shocks, but she did not seem to be in good shape. I hated to leave her, but after we found a neighbor of the owner, we had to continue down, as it was still raining, nearly dark, and my feet were exhausted.