The upper section of the Rhone river valley, known as Obergoms, offers countless hiking options. The Mannlibode loop from the town of Gluringen is scenic but strenuous; four-paw drive is highly recommended.
Do you see me in the photo below, making my way up the mountain with Mom?
We walked all the way up from the valley floor. Can you see how far down it is? Over 3700 vertical feet (1100 vertical meters)! I am mighty!
There is something so satisfying about looking down to where you've been -- and where you are going again. It makes me feel as if there might be continuity in the life of a sausage.
There are many avalanche barriers on the mountainside, and we got to walk right in between them.
And here I am, making my way down the mountain. Do you know what I'm thinking about?