Itinerary: Schlappin – Carnäira Joch – Hinterberg, 2682 m – Valzifenzer Joch – Schlappiner Joch – Schlappin
Distance: 22,3 km
Time: 6 hours 55 minutes (plus 1 hour 35 for the stops)
Vertical distance: 1610 m uphill and downhill
I left the very nice Berggasthaus Erika in Schlappin at 5 past 8 a.m. The start was some 6 km of a gravel road up the valley. I did not want to do this in mountain boots so walked in running shoes and put the boots and spare socks in my rucksack. In the end this worked well – the shoes got wet in a grassy meadow and I was able to put on dry socks with the boots at the first col. The Hinterberg was the only summit in the area I could do safely, going up steep grass and scree on the south side. All other summits were either too rocky or only accessible up steep snow slopes,
Weather: more cloud than sun, some cold wind (the forecast was sunny).
Before supper, I collected Christoph Brändle from Klosters Dorf station. He accompanied me for day last year and will now be a good companion for the next few days.
1. Kübliser Alp
2. Selfie at Col Carnäira
3. and 4. Conversion of a path into a mountain bike highway