Andreas, my host, has been a great source of good ideas of places to visit. He recommended that I visit Isenfluh to see a nice little town and have a nice hike. To get there you catch a small bus that leaves from Lauterbrunnen. It is only about 15 minutes away. On the way the little bus enters a narrow tunnel, the tunnels spirals up and up. It probably made three 360 circles. The road was very narrow I’m not sure what would happen if you came to a person coming down, luckily we didn’t find out.
Once in Isenfluh there was a cable car up the mountain. This was a very small cable car supposedly it holds 6 people or 1 cow. It is so small that there is no operator. There are instructions (luckily in English) telling you which buttons to push. I loaded in (alone) pushed the button and started up.
The car quickly climbed above the little village offering a great view.
From the top I took a hike to Grutschalp. The signs are always in time not distance. I have found that in general my times are longer that the ones listed. Probably because I feel obliged to rest at every bench that I come to on the trail.
At one point the trail went down through a small farm. The cows all had on their bells that were ringing in harmony making for a very nice sound.
The trail continued down and past a nice waterfall.
It was a really nice hike. I am in debt to Andreas for the great suggestions that he made, I definitely saw things I would have missed otherwise.