On A Day Like Today

Autumn hiking weekend in Davos: Day 2

On Sunday 14th of October we decided to explore Schatzalp area near Davos. Without a strict plan, we hiked for 7 hours with the cumulative elevation gain of approx 1000m. Weather was changing rapidly, from sunshine to cloudy and very windy conditions, and when we got to the top of Weissfluhjoch (2693m) wind was accompanied by pieces of ice. Winter was coming to Davos, but lucky us – it waited another day! As I found out later, during the night following our hikeĀ entire Davos area had been covered with snow, so the beautiful autumn colors now remained only in the pictures…

Route: Davos Dorf (1560m) – Schatzalp (1861m) – Latschuelfurgga (2409m) – Strelapass (2352m) – Felsenweg – Weissfluhjoch (2693m)

View from the saddle of Latschuelfurgga (2409m)

View over Davos at the beginning of the hike

Trail Schatzalp – Latschuelfurgga, also a popular biking route

Trail Schatzalp – Latschuelfurgga

Our group at Latschuelfurgga (2409m)

Thanks to her cheerful attitude and bright jacket Axela was the focal point of the weekend!

View of the valley leading towards Arosa as seen from Strelapass (2352m)

Felsenweg – the trail that connects Strelapass with Weissfluhjoch. This trail, located at the back side of Schiathorn, was the highlight of the weekend because of the interesting rock formations and the picturesque galleries embedded in the mountain to protect the route from falling rocks

…and the actual size!

Axela on the way to Weissfluhjoch

The last bit!

View from the top of Weissfluhjoch (2693m). You can see Davos Felsenweg which we did on the left side of the tiny hut

Riding the scenic Parsenn Funicular Railway back to Davos and leaving winter behind for a few more weeks

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