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Peak hikes; suggestions?

Hi everyone,

First time posting on the forums here. I'm pretty new to Switzerland; I just moved here to Zürich in January.

I'm looking for a peak hike this weekend, somewhere easily accessible from Zürich. The past two weekends I hiked Grosser Mythen and Bockmattli. Both of those hikes were accessible within about 1.5 hours by train/Post bus.

I'm not ready yet for anything technical (no climbing, just hiking). Can anyone suggest some good places to go this time of year? I'd appreciate any tips.

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-Lars
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HI Lars
sorry to be a pedant but you could look at www.myswitzerland.com

they have lots of ideas..
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HI Lars
sorry to be a pedant but you could look at www.myswitzerland.com

they have lots of ideas..
....but that site doesn't give personal tips. Loads of high and relatively easy hikes where I live on Flumserberg. Take the train to Untertezen and get the cable car up. Map on this link.

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Re: Peak hikes; suggestions?

Maybe walk up to one of the SAC huts, check if there is one open near you,
sometimes you can walk over a sadlle and down into another valley,

http://www.sac-cas.ch/index.php?id=1&L=3
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Re: Peak hikes; suggestions?

Hi Lars,

I am even newer here (since a month) and also looking for hikes around as warm up for the summer. If you'll find good destinations for the weekend and wouldn't mind a companion I'd be happy to join in.

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....but that site doesn't give personal tips. Loads of high and relatively easy hikes where I live on Flumserberg. Take the train to Untertezen and get the cable car up. Map on this link.

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Hey, thanks for the tip! Looks like plenty of options there. What would you recommend for a non-technical peak in that little range? Local knowledge is my favorite. =)

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Maybe walk up to one of the SAC huts, check if there is one open near you,
sometimes you can walk over a sadlle and down into another valley,

http://www.sac-cas.ch/index.php?id=1&L=3
Oh, that's a good idea. I usually go hiking in Saturday, so I could find one these and just hang out Friday night. I like the sound of that.

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Hi Lars,

I am even newer here (since a month) and also looking for hikes around as warm up for the summer. If you'll find good destinations for the weekend and wouldn't mind a companion I'd be happy to join in.

Best,
Radu.
Sure, I'd be up for that. PM me your contact info and we can set something up.

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-Lars
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Re: Peak hikes; suggestions?

After you check it out, let me know... maybe I can get hubby to try with me, after I return from Victoria BC. Finally got my D visa
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After you check it out, let me know... maybe I can get hubby to try with me, after I return from Victoria BC. Finally got my D visa
Haha, hey Lauren! Congrats on the visa, looking forward to your return.

-Lars
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Re: Peak hikes; suggestions?

Have you checked this thread?

http://www.englishforum.ch/sports-fi...h-walking.html
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Re: Peak hikes; suggestions?

If you're looking for something local, try the Einsiedeln area -- lots of hikes with good elevation gains but no technical skill required.

Also Glarus has some great hikes that are remote, but only an hour train ride away from Zurich....one of my favorites is the Foopass: http://www.wandersite.ch/Tageswander...%20Glarus.html

One last suggestion would be to head to Appenzell/Toggenburg. The Santis in Appenzell tends to be pretty filled, but if you go Toggenburg and the Churfirsten, they are excellent and offer great views:
http://www.toggenburg.org/de/
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