Hiking around Waldisee and Salisee

The heat wave in Switzerland is still going on, and the best way to escape it is to go up to the mountains and higher lakes. This hike is going up to the Waldisee: a lake high at the end of the Bisistal, Canton Schwyz, Switzerland.

Waldisee

Waldisee

The Waldisee is a small lake at 1404 meter. The lake is used for electricity production and nearby there is a beautiful waterfall feeding the lower Salisee

The map below shows our hike counter-clockwise: starting at 1088 meter, going up the Schlänggen and the Rinderplang, reaching the Hütten and Steinhütten and then passing by the Waldisee. Descending down the Spitzäch creek and then up again to the Milchbüelen (1359 m), going through the Eigeli and reaching Feldmoos, then descending the Schmallauiblätz down to the Sali Lake and finally returning to our starting point:

Waldisee Wanderung

Waldisee Wanderung

From the starting point it goes up on the trail, with the Waldistöck high above us:

Waldistöck

Waldistöck

Alp Stäflen

Alp Stäflen

We were able to watch multiple marmots while going higher and higher.

Bärenloch

View to Bärenloch

Reaching Rinderplangg:

Rinderplangg

Hütten

Rinderplangg

Rinderplangg

Road to the Steinhütte:

Hüttenweg

Hüttenweg

Approaching Hütten:

Hütten

Reaching Steinhütte

Hütten

Hütte

Steinhütte

Steinhütte

View back to Steinhütte:

View back to Steinhütte

View back to Steinhütte

Cross at Alpwirtschaft Waldi Alp:

Cross at Waldi Alp

Cross at Waldi Alp

Then we reached the West end of Waldisee:

Waldisee

Waldisee

Waldisee

Waldisee (click to enlarge)

Bänkli

Bänkli

Waldisee

Waldisee

Waldisee

Waldisee (clickto enlarge)

Heading down to the Bisistal again:

Ruosalper Bach

Ruosalper Bach

Butterfly

Butterfly

Gwalpetenbach

Gwalpetenbach

At the sign post, taking the trail up to the Glattalp and Milchbüelen:

Signpost to Glattalp

Signpost to Glattalp

View down to the Salisee:

Salisee

Salisee

Road to Milchbüelen

Road to Milchbüelen

Waldisee Fall

Waldisee Fall

Milchbüelen with the cable car we took on our previous hike (“Hiking the Grossbodenkreuz and around the Glattalpsee“).

Milchbüelen

Milchbüelen

Flora and Fauna

Flora and Fauna

Hiking Trail

Hiking Trail

View over to the Waldisee where we came from:

Waldisee Fall

Waldisee Fall

Butterfly

Butterfly

Approaching Feldmoos:

Feldmoos

Feldmoos

Feldmoos

Feldmoos

Signpost at Feldmoos

Signpost at Feldmoos

After Feldmoos, we took the trail down to Schmalaui. That trail goes down on Alpine meadow:

Schmalaui

Schmalaui

Distel

Distel

Peppermint

Peppermint

View to the other side and Rinderplangg which was our first ascend on this tour:

Rinderblangg

Rinderblangg (click to enlarge)

A road takes as down to the valley and Salisee:

Road to Salisee

Road to Salisee

Salisee

Salisee

Salisee

Salisee

From here it was a short walk back to our starting point.

I hope this is an inspiration for you to explore that beautiful area.

Happy Hiking 🙂

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