Tons of snow, closed trails, great hot chocolate, few tourists, and beautiful views.
It was rainy for the entire month of May in Switzerland, so we really couldn't complain about the 2 days of bad weather when we arrived. By the third day, the rain stopped, the sun came out, the sky turned blue, and the weather turned gorgeous. All that rain translates into snow in the mountains and we saw the most snow that we have ever seen in June. The locals were telling us that it is the most snow they have seen in 30 years. Our favorite trails were closed, but the restaurants were open and the view points at the top of the lift stations provided some spectacular views of the snowy peaks. We enjoyed the views, the great hot chocolate, the lack of tourists, and had some great wildlife sightings. The best was the very large fox that was crossing a snow field below our gondola as we were leaving First (the name of one of the high peaks). The lower trails are open and the boats are running on Lake Brienz and Lake Thun. So all is good.
Our disappointing news is the situation in Turkey. We have been watching the news and feel it is a
Too much snow for us
bit risky to enter the country at this time. So once again, Cappadocia is cancelled. We will head to the Greek Islands a week early and play it safe.
'Til then, we'll be playing in the snow in the high peaks.
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