It was supposed to be just a travel day, but Roger chose our route carefully. We went from Gadman over the Susten Pass to Andermatt, then then the Gotthard Pass to Arolla, then the Nufenen Pass to Ulrichen, where we caught a train to Randa just north of Zermatt. We covered much of this route by train in 2009 but didn’t particularly remember it because there were a lot of tunnels. Today, we went by bus and were awe-struck.
First, we learned that we erred yesterday by stopping short of the Susten Pass. Beyond the pass, the bus descended about 45 minutes without a hint of ascent. The scenery was wild and beautiful. We came upon more deciduous vegetation, and thus more fall color than we had seen.
Arolla is in the Italian Ticino region of Switzerland. It was interesting to see the Italianate architecture suddenly appear and then disappear as we returned to the Germanic region.
Reflections and glare made photos difficult, but we clicked anyway. It was difficult to decide which to include, but here are a few:
Another view of the waterfall tunnel