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Swiss hikes - Interlaken Jungfrau area?

Postby Margo » Mon Jul 04, 2011 9:52 pm

Going to Zurich and have a couple of days to take a side trip. Thinking the Jungfrau area would be a good choice. Would like to finde a non technical but vigorous day hike similar to our class 2 14ers in Colorado. Any suggestions?

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Re: Swiss hikes - Interlaken Jungfrau area?

Postby scottfarish » Mon Jul 04, 2011 11:04 pm

sent you a PM. let me know if you need more info.

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Re: Swiss hikes - Interlaken Jungfrau area?

Postby pkripper » Wed Jul 06, 2011 7:51 pm

Was in Interlaken 2 years ago and if you haven't been, it's unbelievable. We stayed in Wilderswil which is 5 min. outside of Interlaken. Pm for more info. It is by far and away my most favorite area ever visited.Willkommen im Hotel Berghof, CH-3812 Wilderswil b. Interlaken
It's a round trip. Getting to the summit is optional, getting down is mandatory.(Ed Viesturs)

Mountains are not fair or unfair, they are just dangerous.(Reinhold Messner)

It's not advisable to drink too much strong liquors while climbing in the Alps. If, however, you are going to fall over a cliff, it's advisable to be thoroughly intoxicated when you do so.(English alpinist)

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Re: Swiss hikes - Interlaken Jungfrau area?

Postby Margo » Wed Jul 06, 2011 8:32 pm

Thx so much. We are excited and will post pix!!!

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Re: Swiss hikes - Interlaken Jungfrau area?

Postby pkripper » Wed Jul 06, 2011 9:00 pm

Just an FYI, but Grindlewald is a nice gateway but alot like Estes Park(no offense) as it is very touristy.Gimmelwald and Murren are a must. Excellent hikes from this area as well as an awsome Via Ferrata setup with amazing views of the big 3. Have a great trip.
It's a round trip. Getting to the summit is optional, getting down is mandatory.(Ed Viesturs)

Mountains are not fair or unfair, they are just dangerous.(Reinhold Messner)

It's not advisable to drink too much strong liquors while climbing in the Alps. If, however, you are going to fall over a cliff, it's advisable to be thoroughly intoxicated when you do so.(English alpinist)

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Re: Swiss hikes - Interlaken Jungfrau area?

Postby bob863 » Wed Jul 06, 2011 9:18 pm

+1 for Gimmelwald...a lot of cool hikes from there...Murren.... if you're interested in "touristy" places, you can't
beat Grindlewald....two VERY different places.....we were pleasantly surprised to find quite a few other people
lodging and exploring the Gimmelwald area thanks to Rick Steve's recommendations...

http://www.ricksteves.com/plan/destinations/switz/gimbd.htm

Enjoy! it is truly a very special place (especially if you hike high enough to see some Eidelweiss up close and personal...
along with the sounds of the cow bells)...

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Re: Swiss hikes - Interlaken Jungfrau area?

Postby bob863 » Wed Jul 06, 2011 9:34 pm

I was stationed in Germany and have traveled in So. Germany, Austria, and Switzerland extensively...please feel free to PM me for some fun places to explore/hike...

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Re: Swiss hikes - Interlaken Jungfrau area?

Postby Margo » Wed Jul 27, 2011 9:24 pm

Had a blast hiking around the Jungfraujoch (Canton of Bern, Switzerland). Google earth it. Very cool. Weather was too rainy and snowy on last day so had to move down to Interlaken. Thanks for the advice.

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