Saturday, July 18, 2009

Aborted trip to Calancatal

We had planned a three-day trip along the Sentiero Alpino Calanca in Graubünden. The weather forecast on Friday called for snow down to 1600m, but we didn't really believe that, so we set off early Saturday morning anyway.

On the bus from Chur to S. Bernandino village we discovered that it really had snowed. Crap.

A call to the hut for the second night revealed that they had 10cm of fresh snow. Double crap.

Of course the path is tricky; particularly when wet; double particularly when snow covered. Triple crap.

We discussed the situation over a cup of coffee and then did the sensible thing and caught the next bus back to Chur.

Net travel for the day: about 8 hours.

This is not our first aborted trip in Graubünden. If there's going to be a region that won't let us hike it, it sure would be nice if weren't quite so far away.

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