Mountain walk


From Einsiedeln this morning I began my gradual climb, on a path parallel to the road, towards the mountain pass of Haggenegg. The mountains in the distance were wetting my appetite for a tough climb ahead:

Walk from Einsiedeln to Haggenegg

The cows really don't like it if you trash in the countryside here!

The cows really don’t like it if you trash in the countryside here!

I caught sight of this garden gnome on my gradual ascent.

I caught sight of this garden gnome on my gradual ascent.

The gradual ascent soon turned into a steep climb upwards.

The gradual ascent soon turned into a steep climb upwards.

From the top of the mountain there was a beautiful view of the surrounding mountains (post photo) and also of the town of Schwyz below: only a 1km drop in altitude before I walk into the town centre there.

Haggenegg

View from Haggenegg to Schwyz

On the way down the path at times was quite difficult and I really would not recommend undergoing this walk in the middle of winter.

On the way down the path at times was quite difficult and I really would not recommend undergoing this walk in the middle of winter.

Almost there.

Almost there.

I arrived to the town of Schwyz about an hour ago and in a short while I will continue on to the town of Brunnen. I am looking forward to some lake ambience again and the road ahead to Interlaken and Thun. In Schwyz I popped into the church and laughed at this:

Pilgerstempel

Categories: Walking into Spring and Summer [My 3,109km walk from Prague to Finisterre | 2014]Tags: , , ,

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