Siren call of the Matterhorn...

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FLhobbit
FLhobbit
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Feb 13, 2016 - 1:35 AM

Hey there. My family's itinerary has us squeezing Zermatt into one day (actually less than a day since we will arrive there around 11am and leave first thing the following morning to drive into Italy)...in your opinion,am I making the wrong call stuffing in Zermatt simply to lay eyes on the Matterhorn...especially when it may not even be visible...and when I could use that day for better balance on our Italy side of the road trip? What would you do?

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
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Feb 13, 2016 - 7:14 AM in reply to FLhobbit

Hi FLhobbit-

You did not specify a date in this thread or the first one for your time in Zermatt.

Its altitude is 1616 meters, half way between Wengen's 1274 and Kleine Scheidegg's 2061. I wonder if you plan any hikes in the short time that you are there?

Slowpoke

Arno
Arno
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Feb 13, 2016 - 8:48 AM in reply to FLhobbit

The weather is indeed a risk. If you have a beautiful day and take the ride up to Gornergrat it will be great though.

FLhobbit
FLhobbit
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Feb 13, 2016 - 1:26 PM in reply to Slowpoke

It will be June 12. We will only have 6 hours of daylight there. I figured we would do the Gornergrat.

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
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Feb 13, 2016 - 2:38 PM in reply to FLhobbit

Sunset is at 1750.

Civil twilight at 1821.

Don't know how the mountains interfere.

Slowpoke

FLhobbit
FLhobbit
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Feb 13, 2016 - 3:54 PM in reply to Slowpoke

Have you been to Cinque Terre? If we omit our chancy Matterhorn try, we will be able to hike the trails in Cinque Terre? Seem like a good trade?

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
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Feb 13, 2016 - 4:34 PM in reply to FLhobbit

<<"Have you been to Cinque Terre? If we omit our chancy Matterhorn try, we will be able to hike the trails in Cinque Terre? Seem like a good trade?">>

Have not been there. Vaguely recall some concerns about the trail safety, but that is an unreliable fragment of memory. You might check....8 year olds.....

Surely a lot less snow. ;-)

Slowpoke

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