Rietstöckli dominates the view south from Braunwald.
Mountain views on the outskirts of Braunwald.
Winter hiking in t-shirt weather, from Braunwald to Schwanden.
Mountain views from Braunwald.
First view of Oblerblegisee, the white depression on opposite slope. Note avalanches to its left.
Old tracks lead the way across deep snow, while valley towns enjoy spring.
The valley below Gassenstock peak.
Entering the valley of peaks (L to R) of Eggstock, Gassenstock, and Bösbächistock.
Bösbächibach brook and the peaks (L to R) of Eggstock, Gassenstock, and Bösbächistock.
Bösbächibach brook and the peaks Gassenstock(L) and Bösbächistock (middle).
Earlier, I crossed the opposite hill at approx mid-point of the large white patch.
Most of my hike involved post-holing in deep snow, from Braunwald to Schwanden.
A teeny (and old) avalanche crosses the trail below Mittelstafel.
An outbuilding of an alpine hut, above Schwanden.
A cascading stream on the descent to Schwanden.
Wildflowers burst forth on the trail down to Schwanden.
A weathervane in Schwanden.
A cat in Schwanden; Puss and Boots.
A pretty public fountain in Schwanden.
A decorative firewood pile on the streets of Schwanden.