Last Sunday I wanted to go to the Alps for a hike to see if the autumn colors have started to appear. Also the summer heat is not the best for doing demanding hikes. Now that temperatures are cooling down, it's perfect time for hiking. Originally I didn't plan to go to Bannalp, but to Maria Rickenbach instead. Fortunately I missed the right train stop (happens even to people who have been living in Switzerland for some time already) and got off at the next stop - Wolfenschiessen (which means wolf shooting). There was a bus waiting at the train station to take people to the cable car, so I just hopped on and that's how I ended up at Bannalp.
|View at the upper cable car station|
|First glance at a lake|
|Goats figuring out who is the strongest|
|Batches of unmelted snow|
From Oberfeld I continued towards Walegg. The path is quite steep and a bit wet and slippery because of a small stream that is running right next to the path. Good hiking shoes are really recommended.
|Walk between Oberfeld and Walegg|
|View down to the lake and Oberfeld farm restaurant|