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Hiking: Maloja – Lägh da Cavloc – Lägh da Bitabergh

In the beginning of June last year, we did a small hike during one afternoon in Maloja. We started on the parking space and walked from there on a small road towards Lägh da Cavloc.

It was not clear if the weather would decide to be sunny, or if it would turn bad every moment. In the mountains, there was still a lot of sun; while the beginning of June can feel like summer in the lowlands, it’s definitely spring in the mountains.

Lägh da Cavloc looks like there would be many people in summer, there a many benches around the lake, and there is a restaurant as well. While we where there, we were alone.

After Lägh da Cavloc, the path which would lead us to Lägh da Bitabergh got rougher. Up and down on rocky steps.

And then we arrived on Lägh da Bitabergh. This lake was wilder than Lägh da Cavloc, and here we also met some other people. Two families were picknicking there.


Towards the parking, we walked over the Orden dam, built to protect the valley Bregaglia from floods.

Snowfall (more snowshoeing pictures)

I have even more snowshoeing pictues. These ones here are from a day when it was lightly snowing, in big beautiful flakes. The atmosphere was special, it felt totally still, and one could see the blue sky peeking through the clouds. And I even managed to capture the snowflakes on picture.

More Snowshoeing (and very old pictures)

I took the time over the Christmas holiday break to switch on my old computer and continue working on some of the pictures which are stored on its HD. They are from a snowshoe walk almost two years ago. I did then one of the tours I do quite often (and because I used to take many, many pictures during those, I now often leave my camera at home, so most of the pictures I have from snowshoeing are older).

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Winter

I’ve been absent for a while (again). Life was busy, I was not taking many pictures and I was even less editing them or writing about them. But now, there are the holidays, and instead of just spending all the time while the bad weather lasts reading, I actually do some work on pictures!
The ones which I show today are from my first snowshoe walk this year. It was at the end of November, and there we actually had snow (not like now; I went skiing recently and it was hard on my skis… too many stones). The weather was also not very inviting, but I think because of that we actually saw some deer and a chamois. The deer were too fast running into the woods so that I could not photograph them, but the chamois actually stood still to pose.

Winter

It’s a grey and foggy Sunday, and I’m trying to beat a cold (right now it looks like I’m winning), so I spent some time working on very old pictures. Old even by my standards, the pictures I’m showing today are from a snowshoeing tour at the end of December 2011.

But winter pictures do fit, yesterday we drove through the snow. And slowly I’m getting used to the idea again to go snowshoeing and skiing.

Spuren im Schnee

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... und doch noch etwas Winter

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Rainy Day

(in spring)

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More Rain
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And some sheep
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Quite a wordless post, but I’m too lazy right now to put any words here.

Lake Marmorera – Almost Empty

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This spring, barrier lake Marmorera was uncommonly empty. They had to do some work, so the lake was almost empty for some time. We took a walk in the eerie landscape. It had a moon-like feeling, and I loved the stumps of the fellt trees, which are normally hidden by water.

Some other people took the opportunity to go fishing, so there was quite some traffic on the road in the lake.

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Snowshoeing way in the past

First Snow

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These pictures are from a day in December, when I went snowshoeing in the first snow that intended to stay for the winter. One could argue that there was barely enough snow to take out the snowshoes, but it was easier to walk with the snowshoes strapped on than without.

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The pictures of the houses are from a settlement that is only inhabitated in summer. In winter, it’s dead quiet there. I did not stay there long, but hiked up higher.

It could be sand if it was not snow

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In the end, I walked up to a fallen stable I have taken already many pictures of. But I just like the position and look of it that much.

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Swimming in Walensee

Yey, it’s a post about summer! Now that summer is reaching its end (for me, it could stay for another couple of month. I like winter, but there is something about the long days of summer that no other season can achieve for me), I manage to finally write a post about summer.

Swimming in Walensee is one of the discoveries of my summer. Going for a swim in the clear blue water on the way up to the mountains or on the way back is just wonderful. The water in Walensee is colder than in Zürichsee, and looks incredibly clean. I took the pictures when we were going for a swim in the public swimming area (Badi) Walenstadt.

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And now, I make myself some gooseberry crumble. It is still summer, after all.

Snowshoeing

It’s summer here, and a real one! It’s sunny, hot (around 30°C), and I’d love to spend my whole days at or better in the water (can be a lake, a river…). But instead, I looked at some winter pictures… pictures from our last snowshoeing tour this winter. We took the cable car up Furtschellas and walked from there towards Corvatsch. It was a marked path, and for me it could have gone longer… in quite a short walk, we arrived at our aim way too soon. There, we had coffee and walked back to Furtschellas. But the view was gorgeous, towards the mountains as well as over the valley.

The marked path and the view over the Engadin:
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