April 19, 2017

hiking is surprising

also over easter, we went on a quickly planned hike. joel and his brother a put their heads together and came up with a kind of a short hike, but still interesting and full of surprises. great views above the rhine valley near fläsch.

a steep incline up the mozentobel and we were blown away how great the view was. of course one could have expected, but i was just hopping along, not thinking really what i would encounter. i just asked them, if there will be some snow fields, which was a clear no. so i put my sneakers on and felt like speedy concalez, compared to the two men and their mountain shoes...
well i was fine, but had to take the long rout once, while they climbed up a very steep grassy area, i would not have been able to get a good grip, so i ran a big "zig and zag" on the steady increase of a trail. no big deal, fine with me, they didn't have to wait long for me to catch up and i felt safe this way.
of course being on the trail with joel means, being off the trail and finding interesting paths or no paths to climb or even hang on to your life. i forget this, every time we set out. he has his gps and likes to go off the beaten path...
we got kind of lost for 20 minutes, of course we knew exactly where we were, but just could not find that "off the trail, trail". i had to smile and his brother was a good sport too. it is extremely fun with joel out there in the wild. and yes i will go again this summer!!!

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