Snowshoe hiking near Rothenthurm
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February 3rd, 2008 – by: ashishrb
After tea and breakfast at Rothenthurm, we set off in the direction of Morgarten. We were supposed to climb about 300 meters. There was loads of fresh snow from the previous night, and initially the pathway was totally paved.
Climbing about 100 m, the paved trail ended at a barn and from there it got steeper. From here the Kleiner Mythen peaks were visible. Wit the paved part ending, it was time to put snowshoes back on. It was still not much cold, so I didn't use my jacket then, and not during the entire trek after that. The wooded section began, and as we walked through the forest path we could catch glimpses of Aegerisee far below, all surrounded in white and tiny looking white houses in small groups around the lake.
Perfect place to take a break and eat some grub, have some tea. The climb down was a bit tricky, being steep and not much snow. The snow had gotten wetter as well with the sun shining, making for some slippery descending. That too, we didn't follow the standard trail, and ended up going through someone's fields, over and under barbed wire fences, till we reached a paved road. It was about 14:00 by that time, when we packed up all the snow equipment and made our way down to Biberegg. At Biberegg, we had some more tea and snacks at a restaurant Linde. There, was the smallest Swiss railway station I had seen to date! Just one platform, had to press a button within 5 minutes before the train arrived to request a train stop.
It all worked out fine with the train, and changing again at Arth-Goldau, and a little nap on the way to Zurich, reached back late afternoon to the main station. I took the tram home with the american couple, and thats that!
-- Ashish Bhambhani.
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