10 on 10 in July – An Epic 2 Day Hike
We are still home in Switzerland. And we are still discovering new places. The 10 on 10 in July actually features the second day of a 2 day hike. The kids and I decided to escape the stifling heat (95ºF is a bit unusual here) and head to the mountains. This hike was a bit different, since our destination was the Rugghubel Hütte – one of 152 Swiss Alpine Club Huts way up in the mountains. Some are a bit more “comfortable” than others, and some are certainly on a safer route for kids than others. To say that it was an amazing experience, would be a severe understatement. The only thing I’d change? For it to be cooler. Even though the hut was at a respectable altitude of 2290 m, it was still really warm (did I mention there had been a heat wave going on?)
Here are just a few of the many pictures I took on the second day. We capped it off with a jump in the lake in Ennetbürgen – one of the colder lakes – the Vierwaldstädtersee (Lake Lucerne).
Down there is where we started out the previous day (Engelberg). Though, full disclosure we took the cable car and chair lift up, so that our hike would be cut in half drastically (did I mention how hot it was?). If you look hard enough you might be able to see our car.
I rose early to capture some sunrise images. Sadly, it wasn’t crystal clear, so I had to enjoy the sunrise without freaking out about pictures. Tough life, isn’t it? This was where we slept. The Rugghubel Hütte.This was the view out the back of the hut.Before we headed down. The SAC Flag The SAC hut as we were leaving.Can’t beat this view!
You just can’t beat this view!!!Our constant companions as we hiked around the area.
They got very good at reading the hiking trail markings. For this hike, they were red and white. (Not orange walking trails, and not high altitude trails (blue and white), but read and white: pretty strenuous hikes). The cable car we took to the car. We cut out the chair lift on the way down. The lake where we cooled off!
Find out what Christine was up to for her 10 on 10 in July.
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