A Hike with Ice and Snow
In fall 2011, we didn’t get snow for a long time. This means, we had some great hiking weather in November. On one November weekend, I decided to walk up to some lakes on 2450 msl. The ground was frozen, the streams coming from the springs where frozen. This made for a different experience then when I previously did this hike in summer, where one had to walk over marsh and be cautious not to get wet feet.
Thanks to the late time in the year, I was completely alone. No other hikers could be seen, and the cows have left long before.
When I reached the small lakes, there was some snow. And it was quite cold up there, I had to put my gloves and my cap on. What I knew from summer was that there is always a wind up there, and it was also like that in November.
The lakes started to freeze over.
This hike stayed very positively in my memories, I still remember it fondly. And I hoped that I could do another hike like that last fall, but the weather unfortunaely never matched my free time, and at the end of November the skiing season started.