The first hike in Lauterbrunnen had not only left an indelible mark on us (in a good way) but had also left our bodies severly sore. We woke up late the next morning and decided to take a break and just walk around the town. By 2pm, we were itching. We visited the grocery store multiple times, tried to kill time gazing at swiss cheeses at the local cheese shop, and wondered what people do all day in this town if they are not hiking or skiing. Although our bodies revolted, we decided to torture them further by doing another hike.. It was going to be a mere 3600+ ft elevation gain with 5 hours of sunlight….nothing that our already destroyed quads couldn’t handle!
Town of Wengen across the valley. We were there a day earlier.
Latest update on abandoned cabins/barns: Recently we saw Rick Steve’s Travel show on PBS when he was in Switzerland. They mentioned that over 15,000 seemingly abandoned cabins in the Swiss Alps contained hidden military supplies and weapons like long range anti-aircraft guns. Some still do today. In some cases, what looks like wood is actually concrete made to look like wood. (Not kidding!) So much for being a neutral country! and we were wondering why we see so many cabins but no people in the mountains.
The empty chairlifts..