Hiking trails in BO from June 5 - June 11

Hiking trails in BO from June 5 - June 11

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newhorizons
newhorizons
4 posts
new member
May 19, 2015 - 1:31 PM

Greetings to All,

We are a family of 4 including 2 children of ages 10 & 6. We were looking for some hikes, and came up with below.

1. männlichen to kleine scheidegg

2. First to lake bachalpsee

3. Grutschalp to Allmendhubel

4. Allmendhubel to Murren (Children's Adventure Trail)

5. Alpiglen to Griendelwald

Our concern now is, what if there is snow at high altitudes. From the early look right now, we think, there will be snow and some of this may not even be open. Can someone pls suggest alternative hikes incase if we found above ones closed.

Arno
Arno
7722 posts
expert &
moderator
May 20, 2015 - 1:34 PM

Hello newhorizons,

My guess is that 4 and 5 should be fine, the others may or may not be accessible. You can ask the tourist agency about the trail conditions. If there's snow, then don't go. There are plenty of lower trails to choose from in that case. Please find suggestions, with maps and altitudes, here: myswissalps.com/ jungfrauregion/activities.

newhorizons
newhorizons
4 posts
new member
May 20, 2015 - 1:43 PM in reply to Arno

Thanks Arno for our response.

Assume if the trails are open, but if there's snow, is it safe to go, with children ?

Arno
Arno
7722 posts
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May 20, 2015 - 2:55 PM

If it's more than a bit of snow here and there I would not do that, unless you've done it before and have proper hiking shoes and poles. On wide trails it's no so much of a problem, but narrow/steep sections can be. The tourist agency will be able to advice.

Last modified on May 20, 2015 - 5:49 PM by Annika
Slowpoke
Slowpoke
2657 posts
expert
May 21, 2015 - 2:11 AM in reply to newhorizons

If you cannot see the surface under the snow, you may find your self sliding when you want to be walking.

If you slide in the wrong direction, you might have a long journey.

If you have good boots with lugged soles, preferably Vibram soles, hiking staffs, and experience on slippery mountain trails, please disregard my very conservative comments. As I get older, ​I get more cautious.

There are indeed some stunning trails at lower altitudes. The key at that time of year is just how far down the snow line has descended below 2200 meters, or below 2000 meters. At altitudes above where you are considering, it can still be snowing into late June.

Last modified on May 21, 2015 - 2:12 AM by Slowpoke
newhorizons
newhorizons
4 posts
new member
May 21, 2015 - 12:24 PM in reply to Slowpoke

Hello Slowpoke,

Thanks for your comments ! If possible, can you pls give me a few lower altitude trails that you think are worth doing.

Thanks again for your help.

msra7hm2
msra7hm2
63 posts
active member
May 21, 2015 - 12:26 PM in reply to newhorizons

What is Allmendhubel to Murren?

Is it the same as Grutschalp to Murren?? Can someone please share a link explaining this hike.

Thanks

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
2657 posts
expert
May 21, 2015 - 1:10 PM in reply to msra7hm2

<<" 23posts: new memberMay 21, 2015 - 12:26 PMin reply to newhorizonsWhat is Allmendhubel to Murren? Is it the same as Grutschalp to Murren?? ">>

No

map.geo.admin.ch/?X=15 8655.26&Y=633991.13&zo om=6&lang=en&topic=swi sstopo&bgLayer=ch.swisstopo.pixelkarte-farbe

and

www.myswissalps.com/fo rum/topic/tips-about-wengen-and-the-jungfrau-region-by-kim

Look toward the end of Kim's report​​

newhorizons
newhorizons
4 posts
new member
May 21, 2015 - 3:05 PM in reply to Slowpoke

Hello,

Try this book.

www.amazon.com/Swiss-Bernese-Oberland-Specific-Mountains/dp/096322 3577

I found lots of good info from this book, its only a 100 pages or so. Definitely not worth $80 USD. But when I bought it was around $15.​

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