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2023: Various Hikes / Tours

4 Days Hike Stanserhorn - Melchsee-Frutt - Lungern


4 Days Hike: Stanserhorn - Melchsee-Frutt - Lungern

Wednesday 2023/08/09: Stanserhorn - Storeggpass

After the train arriving in Stans, with a small steep train car to Kalti, and from there via cable car "Cabrio" up to the Stanserhorn 1842m.

Some distances:

  • Stanserhorn - Ennetmoos 3h 10m
  • Stanserhorn - Stans 2h 45m / 3h 35m
  • Stanserhorn - Bueren 4h
  • Stanserhorn - Dallenwil 3h
  • Stanserhorn - Wirzweli 2h 15m / 3h 40m
  • Stanserhorn - Kerns 3h 20m
  • Stanserhorn - Arvigrat 3h 10m
  • Stanserhorn - Graefimattstand 4h 10m

A brief flat before descending to 1500m, when I meet a young couple also hiking toward Melchsee-Frutt, their first hike with the tent.

2023/08/09 10:10
2023/08/09 10:10
◈ Dallenwil, 2023/08/09 10:15
◈ Dallenwil, 2023/08/09 10:15
◈ Dallenwil, 2023/08/09 10:16
◈ Chrinnen, Dallenwil, 2023/08/09 10:43
◈ Chrinnen, Dallenwil, 2023/08/09 10:43
2023/08/09 11:12

Some distances:

  • Ober Holzwang - Stanserhorn 1h 35m (going back again)
  • Ober Holzwang - Storeggpass 4h 40m (our route)
  • Ober Holzwang - Melchsee-Frutt 9h 25m

We hike together, ascending Graefimattnollen 2049m with a great view:

◈ Wildruhegebiet, Kerns, 2023/08/09 12:27
2023/08/09 13:55
◈ Alp Schellenfluh, Wolfenschiessen, 2023/08/09 13:55
◈ Alp Schellenfluh, Wolfenschiessen, 2023/08/09 13:57
◈ Alp Schellenfluh, Wolfenschiessen, 2023/08/09 13:57
◈ Alp Schellenfluh, Wolfenschiessen, 2023/08/09 13:58
◈ Alp Schellenfluh, Wolfenschiessen, 2023/08/09 14:29
◈ Alp Schellenfluh, Wolfenschiessen, 2023/08/09 14:29
◈ Alp Schellenfluh, Wolfenschiessen, 2023/08/09 14:29
◈ Alp Schellenfluh, Wolfenschiessen, 2023/08/09 14:29
◈ Alp Schellenfluh, Wolfenschiessen, 2023/08/09 14:30
◈ Alp Schellenfluh, Wolfenschiessen, 2023/08/09 14:36
◈ Wolfenschiessen, 2023/08/09 15:41

Some distances:

  • Graefimattstand - Kerns 3h 10m
  • Graefimattstand - Stanserhorn 3h 45m (going back again)
  • Graefimattstand - Grafenort 3h 30m
  • Graefimattstand - Storeggpass 1h 45m
  • Graefimattstand - Eggen 2h 25m
  • Graefimattstand - Melchsee-Frutt 6h 25m

Continuing to Schluchberg at 2106m - the highest peak for today, the sky is still overcast and very windy. Eventually reaching Wagenleis, a very difficult passage to hike through, no walking sticks coming into the way, no photos either, but actually using both hands to climb for apprx. 30m - ropes help, but with heavy backpack this is challenging, the backpack hardly allows to go through some steep and narrow passages. Afterwards again easier, and a nice meadow to camp, but we decide to continue together near Storeggpass, where we pitch our tents on the small spot.

◈ Wolfenschiessen, 2023/08/09 15:42
2023/08/09 17:04
◈ Wolfenschiessen, 2023/08/09 17:04
◈ Wolfenschiessen, 2023/08/09 20:06
◈ Wolfenschiessen, 2023/08/09 20:06

Thursday 2023/08/10: Storeggpass - Melchsee-Frutt

Yesterday was a long day, and more demanding than expected, so a good sleep was required; my hiking comrades didn't sleep so well, but we decided to continue. Blue sky and almost no clouds anymore - ideal hiking weather.

Some distances:

  • Storeggpass - Grafenort 2h 20m
  • Storeggpass - Oberalp 3h 15m
  • Storeggpass - Wizweli 4h 10m
  • Storeggpass - Stanserhorn 5h 45m
  • Storeggpass - Wiesenberg 5h 20m
  • Storeggpass - Melchsee-Frutt 4h 40m

After apprx. 1hr hike, the couple decided to pitch their tent and insert a restday, whereas I continued. The route was slow, meaning, uneven path, either big stones or soft underground from the cow herdes, eventually reached Unter- and then Oberstaffel, and a bit further I found a nice spot to pitch the tent.

2023/08/10 08:39
◈ Storeggpass, Wolfenschiessen, 2023/08/10 08:40
◈ Storeggpass, Wolfenschiessen, 2023/08/10 08:40
◈ Storeggpass, Wolfenschiessen, 2023/08/10 08:41
◈ Storeggpass, Wolfenschiessen, 2023/08/10 08:41
◈ Kerns, 2023/08/10 09:14
◈ Kerns, 2023/08/10 12:20
◈ Kerns, 2023/08/10 12:20
◈ Kerns, 2023/08/10 12:47
◈ Kerns, 2023/08/10 12:47
◈ Kerns, 2023/08/10 12:47
◈ Kerns, 2023/08/10 12:48
◈ Stöckalp, Kerns, 2023/08/10 14:20
◈ Stöckalp, Kerns, 2023/08/10 14:20
◈ Stöckalp, Kerns, 2023/08/10 14:20
◈ Stöckalp, Kerns, 2023/08/10 15:36
◈ Kerns, 2023/08/10 15:47

Some distances:

  • Ober Bettenalp - Storeggpass 3h 45m
  • Ober Bettenalp - Stanserhorn 9h 30m
  • Ober Bettenalp - Stoeckalp 3h 30m
  • Ober Bettenalp - Melchsee-Frutt 55m

◈ Stöckalp, Kerns, 2023/08/10 16:29
◈ Stöckalp, Kerns, 2023/08/10 16:30

Friday 2023/08/11: Melchsee-Frutt - Huettstett

After a good sleep, further reaching touristic Melchsee-Frutt, almost like a village with hotels and shops.

◈ Kerns, 2023/08/11 09:55
◈ Kerns, 2023/08/11 10:05
2023/08/11 10:19
2023/08/11 10:19
2023/08/11 10:19
◈ Melchsee-Frutt, 2023/08/11 10:35

Some distances:

  • Melchsee-Frutt - Tannalp 3h
  • Melchsee-Frutt - Abgeschuetz 1h 30m
  • Melchsee-Frutt - Aelggi 2h 50m
  • Melchsee-Frutt - Kaeserstatt 4h 10m
  • Melchsee-Frutt - Lungern 5h 15m
  • Melchsee-Frutt - Hasliberg 5h 10m
  • Melchsee-Frutt - Chlisterli 4h 15m
  • Melchsee-Frutt - Stoeckalp 4h 50m

I continued ascending to Abgschuetz 2229m, and was greeted with an incredible view west- and east-ward. A steep descending to Rainhuette, and a mild ascend Huettstett at 1739m, I continued further to Schild and its meadow Schildboden 1582m, where I found a nice spot again surrounded by small and big yellow boletus / porcinis (Steinpilze).

◈ Melchsee-Frutt, 2023/08/11 10:41
2023/08/11 10:44
◈ Stöckalp, Kerns, 2023/08/11 10:52
◈ Stöckalp, Kerns, 2023/08/11 10:53
◈ Stöckalp, Kerns, 2023/08/11 10:55
◈ Stöckalp, Kerns, 2023/08/11 10:55
◈ Stöckalp, Kerns, 2023/08/11 10:55
◈ Stöckalp, Kerns, 2023/08/11 11:00
◈ Stöckalp, Kerns, 2023/08/11 11:00
◈ Kerns, 2023/08/11 11:10
◈ Kerns, 2023/08/11 11:11
◈ Kerns, 2023/08/11 11:11
2023/08/11 11:24
◈ Stöckalp, Kerns, 2023/08/11 11:49
2023/08/11 11:51
2023/08/11 11:52
◈ Stöckalp, Kerns, 2023/08/11 11:52
◈ Stöckalp, Kerns, 2023/08/11 11:52
◈ Stöckalp, Kerns, 2023/08/11 11:52
◈ Stöckalp, Kerns, 2023/08/11 11:52
◈ Stöckalp, Kerns, 2023/08/11 11:52
2023/08/11 12:56
2023/08/11 12:57
◈ Stöckalp, Kerns, 2023/08/11 12:58
◈ Stöckalp, Kerns, 2023/08/11 12:58
Bernese alps with glaciers
◈ Stöckalp, Kerns, 2023/08/11 13:03
◈ Stöckalp, Kerns, 2023/08/11 13:25
◈ Lungern, 2023/08/11 13:45
◈ Lungern, 2023/08/11 13:52
◈ Lungern, 2023/08/11 13:52
◈ Lungern, 2023/08/11 14:30
◈ Lungern, 2023/08/11 14:30
◈ Sonnentag, Lungern, 2023/08/11 15:20
◈ Sonnentag, Lungern, 2023/08/11 15:24
◈ Sonnentag, Lungern, 2023/08/11 15:25
◈ Sonnentag, Lungern, 2023/08/11 15:25
2023/08/11 15:35
2023/08/11 15:35
2023/08/11 15:47
◈ Lungern, 2023/08/11 15:57
◈ Lungern, 2023/08/11 16:42
◈ Lungern, 2023/08/11 16:42
◈ Lungern, 2023/08/11 16:42

Saturday 2023/08/12: Huettstett (Restday)

I inserted a restday, also to plan next hike as a follow-up of this one, but the weather situation changed to south-west winds and thunderstorm, and this morning I was greeted by rain until ~10:00. Thunderstorms approached late afternoon, with dark almost black clouds, early night the thunder was only to be heard from the distance.

◈ Lungern, 2023/08/12 14:30
◈ Lungern, 2023/08/12 14:30
◈ Lungern, 2023/08/12 14:35
◈ Lungern, 2023/08/12 14:36

Sunday 2023/08/13: Huettstett - Lungern

The restday was good, and I decided to end the hike here, and descend to Bruenig or Lungern, and eventually went to Lungern, through shadowy, moist forest - arriving at Lungern trainstation 12:00 where this hike ends.

2023/08/13 10:14
◈ Lungern, 2023/08/13 10:15
◈ Lungern, 2023/08/13 10:15
Bernese alps with glaciers
◈ Lungern, 2023/08/13 10:15
2023/08/13 10:28
◈ Lungern, 2023/08/13 10:50
◈ Lungern, 2023/08/13 10:51
◈ Lungern, 2023/08/13 10:54
◈ Lungern, 2023/08/13 11:06
Trees growing on top of rock
◈ Lungern, 2023/08/13 11:24
Trees growing on top of rock (closeup)
◈ Lungern, 2023/08/13 11:24
◈ Lungern, 2023/08/13 11:27
Lake of Lungern
2023/08/13 11:30
◈ Lungern, 2023/08/13 11:46

While descending to Lungern, I noticed a passage where trees were growing on rocks, and in a way one could see the roots on top of the rock which otherwise would be in the ground - an incredible sight of adaption to circumstances or the ground (to be).

That's it.


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