Gornerschlucht is an extraordinary natural canyon. It is very unconventional and exciting.
There is a small path; parts are on ground, some are made out of wood including a bridge and stairs. Several turnings make it varied.
On a short afternoon stroll we took the cable-car the short distance form Zermatt - Furi (cos we're lazy) and walked to the tiny hamlet of Zum See. Just a handful of barns and a tiny restaurant and loads of Geraniums!
You could stopover on the way back or to Zermatt,at Stalden and enjoy the view and the quaint looking station.the italian restaurant at the station is great.
Many trails just like this, off the beaten track away from the touristic crowds down in Zermatt's main street.
This is some where above Furi, meandering around the little moutain hamlets.
Is this a 6th lake I found..hehee, no its actually a puddle!...but its the closest I got to a decent reflection - just managed to get the tip of the Matterhorn in!
Winklemattern is another little village just above the town centre of Zermatt....this house had some unusual decorations.
You will also see small huts that are probably used by the shepards in the area. What a beautiful area to be a sheep herder!
A walk through the cemetary in Zermatt is interesting as it pays hommage to those climbers that did not make it. A beautiful place for some outstanding photography especially in black and white.
When skiing down from Gornergratt there are many places that serve as a perfect drop for capturing your own Kodak Ski Moment.
On the way back from Gornerschlucht one may see how steep and difficult the stairs were for my aunt, but it was easy for my friend.
See the Gletschers and the Mountains south of Zermatt. We took the Gornergratbahn to the Monta Rosa. The next day we explored the Gorner Gletscher and had a wonderful view at the BREITHORN mountains.
This was our last challenge: The Matterhorn mountain. Take a good look and discover the Hörnlihütte.