May 31, 2019 - 12:08 PM
in reply to Mark
Hi Mark -
<<"I would opine that June is a cruel month for mountain hikers.">>
Many, many years ago, when there was some kind of date based complexity with using frequent flyer miles on Swiss Air, we would go over in June. At the end of that month, the wildflowers would be spectacular. But, in mid-June, once we ran into 2 meter high snow on the trail as it left Kleine Scheidegg for Männlichen. And, once we had two weeks of solid rain everywhere but in the Ticino.
So, these days, late May and early June is reserved for the Mittelland....the Emmental, Dreiseenland, Luzern, the Bodensee........and, the Alps get early September.
One June we did fit in a climb to Chinzig Kulm, following Suvorov's route. Took the cableway from Bürglen, then climbed. Free of other tourist, and some nice views down to the Muotathal and the Uri Alps.