All the time we were surrounded by huge snow capped peaks. The trail varied from good to very muddy and stoney with both steep ascents and descents. It was reasonably well signposted too compared to yesterday when we did get a bit lost. Thankfully my trusty companion has good map reading skills and brought a compass. All in all today we covered about 15 kms. The weather was brilliant sunshine with a slight cooling breeze.
At our mid morning break we tried a mug of buttermilk, the beverage of choice for hikers here. And of course cake was involved - a beautiful and huge slice of apricot kuchen with a snowball sized dollop of cream !!