It still amazes us that we can get from Bern to high in the mountains in just two hours! Each train meets the next like Swiss clockwork, and if you have to wait more than ten minutes for a train or a connecting bus you are NOT in Switzerland! Likewise, if you can't find a sign to the glacier you are probably not in Switzerland either!
|Darrell at the Monte Rosa trail sign|
|Cairns help mark the route to the hut|
|Where's the hut?|
|Getting closer to the space-age hut|
|Darrell on the crest of one of the moraines|
|Approach to the "hut"|
|The windows follow the staircase on the inside.|
Here is the view from the dining area where we had dinner.
|Recognize the view?|
Our room that night held enough bunks for 10 people, but only six were filled and only one person snored so we did pretty well getting a night's rest.
|The view from our bunk|
|Darrell in front of a perched boulder|
|The hut mimics the peak of the Matterhorn from this angle|
|Focusing on every step|
|Preview of our holiday photo?|
|Glacially grooved roche moutenee|
|The serpentine pattern in the lower ice is from the meltwater running down|
|Black and white shaggy herbivores|
|Exquisite little plant|