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New Meetup: Pizöl- walk around 5 lakes

From: Patrick
Sent on: Sunday, September 27, 2009 7:13 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Zurich Hike & Outdoor!

What: Piz?l- walk around 5 lakes

When: October 3,[masked]:00 AM

Z?rich Hauptbahnhof

Dear All,

The 5 lakes hike is one of the more beautiful hikes in Switzerland and as the name says it passes by 5 mountain lakes. The swiss SBB is having a promotion on this destination. Group discounts only apply for people who do not have half tax or do not have GA abonnements so I suggest everyone to buy their ticket directly. I suggest to meet between 6.50 am and 7am.

The suggested itinerary is:

Zurich HB: departure: 7.12 am
Arrival: Bad Ragaz: 8.26 AM

Here we need to take a bus to cable car station. The cable car takes us from Bad Ragaz (510 meters)-> Pardiel (1633 meters) and from Pardiel to Laufboden (2226 meters). I estimate we start walking around 9.30 am. From Laufboden we start walking to the Piz?lhutte (2297 meters)-> Wildsee -> Schollensee-> Schwarzsee-> Bashalvasee-> Gafia (1861 meters). The walk is estimated to be around 6 hours. The walk is not difficult as it is even recommended for children. There is a restaurant at Pizolhutte- almost at the start of the hike and at Gafia (end of the hike); there are no restaurants in between.

From Gafia we need to take a cable car back to Piz?lhutte-> walk back to Laufboden and here go back by cable car to Bad ragaz. It is important to note that the last cable car from Gafia to Piz?lhutte leaves at 4pm!!!

Please be aware that we are above 2,000 meters and if it starts raining this could mean snow at this altitude. So please make sure that you have appropriate clothing with you in case the weather changes.

To bring along:

* good shoes
* lots of energy
* smile/positive attitude
* rainjacket, bonnet, gloves etc.
* snacks, water

Please be aware that in case the weather is really bad (lots of wind) then the cable car will NOT operate and of course we can't get to the top.

There is a train in bad ragaz at 17.32 arriving in zurich HB on 18.47 or we'll take the next one in bad ragaz departure: 18.11 zurich HB arrival: 7.23 pm.

kind regards

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