May 28, 2010 - 9:45 AM
Hello aktode, and welcome to this forum!
The snow is indeed something to watch out for. That goes for any time of the year by the way. Even in mid-July, snow may cover high altitude trails for a couple of days when bad weather sets in. So please be sure to check the local conditions the evening before you leave (the tourist office can help), or, if possible, the morning you leave. For now, a way to prepare and find a suitable route could be to find a not too high hut first, and then construct a route to and from that hut.
The Swiss Alpine Club
has an excellent website to find (and book) huts. You can first select your preferred region and then start looking for huts located at lower altitudes which are catered in June. For example: the Glärnischhütte
is located at 1,990 m and catered in weekends in June. The nearby Bockmattlihütte
is opened during weekends as well and located at 1,500 m. Just an example of two huts that are less likely to be covered in snow in June, and in the same region so you could combine them into one long route.
I hope this helps. Hut to hut hiking is not my speciality. Perhaps other forum visitors can provide some tips as well. It would be great if you could post your final planning here!