So we prepared a hiking trip the day before. The weather forecast said “mostly sunny”. Only to find out that the weather was not that great in the morning. Yes, true: Technically the sun is shining, at least above the clouds:
But hey, we planned for a hike! A few clouds could would not change that, right? In Switzerland we even do a hike when it is raining :-). Below is the route we took: from the Ibergeregg (1406m) summit to the Spirstock (Hoch-Ybrig) (1770m) on the red line route and back again on the blue line route: The way up is about 2.5 hours and back around 2 hours:
The hike started with clouds. But soon afterwards it started raining.
There are different kind of rain. It started slowly, and then with more and more rain. When it rains, it pours! But there is no bad weather, only bad equipment ;-). Luckily, the trails were not so muddy and sloppy, and we found a small shelter to eat something for lunch.
💡 Actually we planned for a different hiking trip which would be dangerous on such a rainy day. So we hope we can do that one a next time.
The good thing was that we were able to test our rain gear. And yes, it showed some weak spots, good to know and fix for the next time. No worries about getting sun burned. The other good thing: no issue with overcrowed places and trails, we were the only ones :-).
The other positive thing: no distraction by a great panorama. The trail is known as ‘Panorama Trail’, and that panorama only could be guessed. The picture below is one of the better ones, as I did not want to ruin my camera in the rain.
Quoting my wife: “instead taking pictures, we can focus on the hike”. Oh, well…. 😉
Luckily, after 2 hours things started to clear up:
The Spirstock speak comes out of the clouds:
A chair lift ends up on the Spirstock, but it was shut down because of the bad weather:
Returning from the Spirstock, the sky cleared up even more:
Local fauna, still wet, most likely happy about the weather change too:
Laucheren (St. Wendelin) Chapelle on the way back:
Me sitting in front of the chapelle, smiling because of the blue sky :-).
The views on a way back are always different. But this time obviously it is a huge difference: view down to the Äbnenmatt were we came from:
On the way back, we took a different route though the Ober Altberg, and returned to the Ibergeregg summit.
Hiking on a cloudy and rainy day is fun too, especially if it clears up in the afternoon. So the weather forecast was not wrong, it was indeed ‘mostly sunny’. Much less than half of the day, but I guess this all depends on what the definition of ‘mostly’ would be ;-).
Happy Sunshining 🙂