This Trip didn’t really go as planed. I was prepared with some mud, snow or a combination of the two, but I was not prepared for a hiking path, that was actually a field with some snow and a lot of mud. I did try to go up but all 2-3m I would slide down and ended more times on my knees than actually getting anywhere. With my planned hike already out of the way I followed it as far as I could and then just followed the other path, that you actually could walk on.
From Gais I walked toward Stoss, where you find a monument commemoration the battle between the Appenzellers and Habsbugrgers in 1405. When you follow the Gäbristour a bit to the next farmhouse but instead of going up you follow the path to the right that goes to Altsätten you will find a really nice path. That part from Stoss until I decided to go back was my favorite part.
I will be back to do the Gäbristour, the area is really nice and I am full of hope that the weather will be better in the next 2-3 weeks. I got a little glimpse of the view and landscape that you can get there and I can’t wait to actually see it. The same goes for the hike to the Sämtissersee, that will be done by the end of april or beginning of may.
Tomorrow Easter Monday, there should be sunshine in Lauterbrunnen and Mürren. And the best thing is, I will meet up with my sister and we will do the hike together. I will see how that goes.
From: Gais roundtrip
Distance: 14.5km up: 320m down: 320m
Walking Time: 3h 30min
How to get there by Public Transport:
from Zurich HB: 2 h
Max elevation: 1001 m
Min elevation: 908 m
Total climbing: 339 m
Total descent: -419 m