Wengen to Murren and Murren Hike

Wengen to Murren and Murren Hike

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Slowpoke
Slowpoke
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May 23, 2015 - 11:59 PM in reply to Wandermann

<<"I'm curious, will you be in Switzerland early or late October?">>

Here is a quote from one of her earlier posts:

<<"Please help me choose the best hotel in Wengen for 4 nights from 2 October to 6 October for a honeymoon couple out of these or any other.">>

Seems like "early."

msra7hm2
msra7hm2
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May 24, 2015 - 7:13 AM in reply to Slowpoke

//Do you have any reasons that you would not do it in that order?//

Slowpoke: The reason I am keeping my options open is that if we spend too much time while hiking Mannlichen to KS, the afternoon might set in and we might lose the views of JFJ. Because I have heard the views of JFJ are best in the morning.

What are your views on this? Apart from doing a reverse hike from KS to Mann, is there another hike I can do on my way back?

Thank you for all the help.

P.S. the discussion on boots is very enlightening. I need to buy them :)

Arno
Arno
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May 24, 2015 - 8:22 AM

Hi msra7hm2,

I think all the options have been discussed in detail here. Now it's up to you to make a choice. I would recommend to make your final decisions based on the weather of the day.

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
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May 24, 2015 - 1:07 PM in reply to msra7hm2

<<"P.S. the discussion on boots is very enlightening. I need to buy them :) ">>

I think you can rent them in Wengen, or nearby, but I like have my own

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Slowpoke
Slowpoke
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May 24, 2015 - 1:10 PM in reply to msra7hm2

<<"What are your views on this? "> I agree with Arno.

Watch the weather and talk to your innkeeper and Wengen tourist info each day.

And, once you are there, and actually see what the terrain looks like, you may have stronger opinions about one or the other.

Last modified on May 24, 2015 - 1:10 PM by Slowpoke
msra7hm2
msra7hm2
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May 25, 2015 - 8:58 AM in reply to Slowpoke

Where can I rent them in Wengen?

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
4696 posts
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May 25, 2015 - 11:30 AM in reply to msra7hm2

Google search for -

Renting hiking boots in Wengen.

Also, in in Grindelwad.

You'll get a lot of information.

Many places that rent ski equipment rent boots, but they mean ski boots. Make sure to check hiking boots.

skibill
skibill
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May 25, 2015 - 12:28 PM in reply to Wandermann

Interesting to read the banter further down this thread on whether to wear boots or not! I always wear my boots when going into any mountains for hiking without a 2nd thought!

Anyways, my question for this post concerns the photo of Mannlichen to KS from Wandermann. I understand it is a stroller friendly trail. This trail must not be as narrow then as it appears in this photo?? Planning on doing it with a stroller in July

Wandermann
Wandermann
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May 25, 2015 - 12:50 PM in reply to skibill

Hi skibill,I agree, it looks a bit narrow in the photo, but that is just because of the angle and distance. This trail is indeed stroller friendly... don't worry! You'll enjoy it.

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
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May 25, 2015 - 1:33 PM in reply to Wandermann

<<"Hi skibill,I agree, it looks a bit narrow in the photo, but that is justbecause of the angle and distance. This trail is indeed stroller friendly... don't worry! You'll enjoy it">

I think I'd do it downhill, from M to KS..... ;-) The altitude difference from one end to the other is about 170 meters.

Some parts are wider, a few get narrow. Here is the beginning. See attached.

If you look at a map, you'll see that Männlichen Gipfel is the summit at Männlichen. It is reached by a short steep walk in the opposite direction from the walk to Kleine Scheidegg. The views from up there are nice. The climb is definitely not stroller friendly. ;-)

I'll see if i can find a few more from where it is narrow and attach them.

Last modified on May 25, 2015 - 2:19 PM by Slowpoke
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Slowpoke
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May 25, 2015 - 2:05 PM in reply to Slowpoke

Here are a couple more shots of the trail.

Nearing Tschuggen, it bears to the left.

Further along it goes down hill a bit more. The gravel on those sections can sometimes slow you down as you walk downhill. Lugged soles on your boots or hiking shoes help. A hiking staff helps , too.

Shots from two different angles give an idea of how the trail can look narrow from some angles.

If you are an experienced local runner, you can do this trail in light shoes, and you may see that. I like the ankle support of boots, myself.

Last modified on May 25, 2015 - 2:27 PM by Slowpoke
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