While staying in Gadenstattli, we drove down the mountain to hike along the Dischma Valley, one of the three valleys in Davos that run into the Engadin. Beautiful Alpine wildflowers, fast-flowing waters, fir-covered slopes and even a mini-avalanche were some of the beauties we encountered.
The trail was easy, with the Dischma on one side and little streams rushing downhill on the other.
We did come across our own little avalanche, where snow had clearly tumbled down the mountainside and left debris behind. We picked our way over it.
The wildflowers were spectacular – Mom would have loved it. Judy did point out that at least I took photos rather than looking them up in a guidebook the way Mom had to – much quicker, though still a tad tedious for my fellow hikers.
This is a wild and groovy flower.
Shockingly, Silla said we could pick the wildflowers, so we did. Some, especially the yellow anemones, she took back to place on her mother’s grave in the Waldfriedhof, a post-World War I cemetery that is also a national monument.This beautiful cemetery was heavily planted with huge, serene larches.A truly beautiful place.