After five years of living in Luzern, this has been, by far, one of the best days up atop Mount Pilatus. Perfectly clear with views near and far.
This is the mountain I will be walking up today. Mt. Pilatus stands at 2057 meters. Alpnachstadt, the starting point of my hike is at 447 meters. They classify this as a medium skill hike and recommend it being completed in five hours, on average. My time: 7 km, 1610 meters in vertical elevation in […]
On the cogwheel train going up to the kulm of Mt. Pilatus. I have lost track of how many times we have been to the top, and this trip just adds to the consecutive visits without a clear view. Socked in with clouds, yet again. The newly rebuilt visitor center and cafe was the highlight! […]
A shot of the Racketlon tournament before it cranked up. This was my second time competing and it was awful. My fault. I did not realize it then, I guess I was trying to ignore my symptoms, but I found out three days later that I had strep throat. I felt awful throughout my matches […]
A friend of mine introduced me to this sport/competition and I am hooked. Racketlon is totally for people who have just way too much energy and love to compete. The tournament I played in was held in Kriens from 3pm to 11pm. Even though I had home court advantage considering, that this is the same […]
Innerschweizer Meisterschaft: Squash tournament in Kriens. I lost in the semi-finals to someone more than 20 years my junior. Ah, to have young legs again.
I am losing track. This may be our third or fourth trip up to Pilatus Kulm. As you can see, another not so visible view. Lots of snow, though, and it was beautiful nonetheless. We rode the cogwheel train both directions because the cable cars were being serviced and the line was nonoperational. It’s amazing […]
We were out for a family bike ride on this gorgeous Sunday afternoon and came across this housing project just outside of Kriens. Everywhere we looked, throughout the afternoon, the majority of terraces were occupied and active. We have had a typical spring week of intermittent showers so a full day of sun was a […]