From the Into The Wild series

Murgsee, Glarus

October, 2015


Given my imminent moving from Zurich to lovely Sopot scheduled for later this autumn, I’m doing all I can to make the most out of my very last moments as a Swiss resident. As such—and this should suprise no-one at this stage—whenever the weather is good enough, I’m off to the Alps! And last weekend was no exception.

Following a hike that I went on the week before—which I may post an album from in the upcoming days—I once again hit the lovely canton of Glarus. The idea was to stay low enough to be able to enjoy autumn at its best through the wonderfully colourful flora. I also wanted to pass by at least a couple of lakes because, well… I just dig the mountain & water combo. Having actually spent a couple of hours researching some options, I opted for this spectacular 25km-long trek from Filzbach to Ennenda with an overnighter in Murgseehütte (still open this time of year!) at the beautiful Murgsee (1820m). GPS track here if you’re into these kind of things.

Weather forecasts were promising and the hut where I wanted to stay for the night was still taking reservations so I made my booking on Friday evening and left the next morning.

It was suppose to be an epic weekend trek dedicated to all things photography. And it would’ve been. If not for the ever present fog. On day 1 I enjoyed maybe an hour of sun in total. Same on the second day actually which brought my merry morale down a bit, but—on the other hand—did give me a couple of chances to awe at some spectacular views over the valleys and mountain passes I hiked through as I was being chased, caught up and left behind by that glorious mist. And I hope some of the following pictures give you a sense of how it felt, hiking through the lovely canton of Glarus on that misty weekend sometime in early October, 2015.


  • Starting up my hike in the misty Filzbach

  • Forest path just before reaching Talalpsee

  • View from the northern side of Talalpsee

  • Leaving Talalpsee behind

  • View over Spaneggsee and Färistock

  • Fronalpstock (2124m)

  • Getting misty again at Spanenggsee

  • View over Färistock (2016m) in the distance

  • Ober Murgsee

  • Murgseehütte

  • Murgseehütte

  • Ober Murgsee

  • Ober Murgsee

  • Ober Murgsee

  • Ober Murgsee

  • Schwarzstockli (2293m)

  • West mountain range and the gathering of clouds as seen from Schwarzstockli (2293m)

  • West mountain range and the gathering of clouds as seen from Schwarzstockli (2293m)

  • Fronalpstock and the gathering of clouds as seen from Schwarzstockli (2293m)

  • Lunch break at Schwarzstockli (2293m)


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