May 24, 2016 - 7:05 PM
My wife and I are planning a trip in early June, and would like opinions on if a couple of passes will be passable. My concerns are Surenenpass (2289m) and Jochpass (2208m). Will these passes by safe the first week of June?
We're experienced hikers planning to bring light snow gear (microspikes, trekking poles, gaiters) but not snowshoes. Hiking in knee deep snow for a couple km is no problem, hiking in chest deep for several km is a problem.
Here is our rough itinerary:
04JUN: start Altdorf UR, cable car Attinghausen to Brüsti, cross Surenenpass to Spannorthütte SAC (~6 km east of Engelberg)
05JUN: Hike Spannorthütte SAC to Engstlenalp. (cable cars not running)
06JUN: Hike Engstlenalp to Meiringen (via Planplatten if possible, otherwise along the Gental)
07JUN: Hike Meiringen to Grindelwald
08JUN: Hike Grindelwald to Lobhornhütte (~3km NW of Lauterbrunnen)
Thanks you for any opinions-