Mara spent a week in Zurich with her friend Alexis.
From New Years 2017-18
Zoomed version of Hiking map of the Alpenzeller region, to focus on Wasserauen and Seealpsee.
Hiking map of the Alpenzeller region.
Zurich at night - in black & white.
The brook exiting Seealpsee is verdant at lower elevations.
The road down from Seealpsee to Wasserauen is carved out of a steep hillside.
Curious trailside artwork around the shores of Seealpsee.
Seealpsee, a pretty glacial tarn in this alpine valley.
The high meadows include several seasonal homes - perhaps for farmers who summer their livestock here.
The trails are generally well-marked.
The trail climbs steeply beside a brook, with many beautiful waterfalls.
Looking back at the valley and the tiny village of Wasserauen.
Too late! The Ebenalp tram is closed - as are all the restaurants in the valley.
Wasserauen train station and, indeed, pretty much the whole village. Note the fresh snow on the hills above town.
Pretty views from the train window as we pass through small villages in the Appenzeller valley.
Villa Hatt - an ETH guest house in Zurich.