When I don’t travel, daydream of a potential trip or plan an adventure, I spent sunny days in the mountains. My home sweet home is in a fantastic country and I’m surrounded with wonderful trails all year round! A few winters ago, I was an enthusiastic snowboarder (yeah!). Being rubbish at it kinda slowed down my amateur career (oh!). So when I discovered snowshoeing, I happily replaced my board by a pair of snowshoes. Alleluia! It was definitely safer for the people I was sharing the slopes with and my butt was highly grateful.
Once I accepted the fact that giving up snowboarding was probably saving lives (drama queen effect, check!), I focused on my new hobby and it became a passion. Ever since, I have looked for new trails (thanks globaltrail) and so far every winter I have happily discovered new wonderlands.
Today we decided to enjoy the gorgeous weather we had been granted and jumped on a train to Brienz. From there, we caught the 152 post bus to Axalp Sportbahnen. We followed the Totzweg trail that started directly at the bus stop. It was very nice: we hiked through forests, snowy meadows, filled up our cells with Vitamin D, picnicked with a lovely view and were granted fantastic sights of the Brienz lake. What more does a girl need to be happy?
- Difficulty level: red
- Distance: 6.4 km
- Walking time: 3 hours
- Happy snowshoers: 3 (perfect group size for this trail, 1 more would have also been ok)
- Bonus point: We hardly saw any other hikers! Bliss!
Happy trails and remember: Carpe Diem!