Hiking along the so called 5-Lake route in the Pizol area, you will certainly not be alone.
We were told that on this partly cloudy, mystical, and cooler Friday only a third of people, who normally hike in the area on weekends, were taking the route. 700 people were more than enough for our liking…
There was a fun side to it, though. The hiking trail often looked like a catwalk for Transa – a Swiss outdoor specialist – as hikers walked in single file with their top quality and colourful gear. Imagine a serpentine of windbreakers and hiking shirts in pink, grass green, orange, yellow, turquoise, red, purple, blue – basically any colour you can think of – making their way up or down a mountain :0).
The landscape, lakes, and views are surely worth a visit. And if you are lucky, you may spot an ibex or two (Deutsch: Steinbock) somewhere in the rocky areas high up.
I brought you some images of the lakes, of course. The first one we saw is actually the second on the route. The first one – Wangsersee – was hidden in misty clouds.
This second lake with the apt name “Wildsee”, which means wild lake, took my breath away. The arena opening before my eyes when reaching the little pass called “Wildseeluggen” made me standing in awe and deeply breathing in the majesty of this landscape.
I tried not to mind the two women who brought their cat (!) in a special cat backpack with them, let it walk around on a leash in this natural habitat, and took pictures of the cat (and themselves) like crazy. I did not believe my eyes as I have never seen something like it before.
Maybe this really is a catwalk…
On we went shaking our heads in disbelief and wondering whether we just found a new species: Homo instagrami.
Downwards to Schottensee.
While the above views are not bad at all, it may well happen that the most beautiful frames come up when nature calls and I am looking for a tree or a rock, in this case, for some privacy ;0). Well, this time around it was my hubby who pointed out the little lake, that does not count for the five on this route and is therefore mostly overlooked.
Look what a little jewel it is, especially with the clouds mirroring so stunningly.
Schwarzsee, lake number four, is a good hour’s walk away from here. Depending on when you started in the morning, lunch break may be appropriate at some stage soon. You can stop on the highest point of this hike and enjoy the views while resting and eating, given there are no clouds. Otherwise, you can just easily watch the changes in the misty clouds and let your imagination run wild.
Now, the next and last lake had its own surprise and sound system. Baschalvasee. See in German by the way means lake in English.
During summer many cows stay and feed on alpine pastures. A shepherd looks after cows of many different farmers. Around Baschalvasee we saw some different breeds and the following ones particularly caught my eyes.
They share a fantastic living room
and wear bells.
One last and steep descent awaits you now and then you arrive at Gaffia where you take the chairlift down to Furt and the gondola back to Wangs.
I hope you enjoyed this hike sitting somewhere comfortably :0). Have a good day!