Well whatever bad luck we had with weather (rain fog) all turned around on day 3 (July 3), as we were treated with blue skies and outstanding views of the mountains. I felt that I was “owed” one totally good weather day (though I was reminded that we actually has ok weather the whole time). Also – it can be argued on the difficult up and down hike days, a sun beating down on you might actually be worse.
Anyways, this day was glorious from start to finish. From the initial start and the views from the hut, to the steep hike down being not as bad as we thought it would be, to a nice detour to the huge waterfall at the end of the valley, to being chased by goats (not as fun), to the long trek down to the cable car. It was all awesome.. with “sound of music views” the whole time. it could not have been better, event including the last 100 yards back in Murren, where Roger of Hotel Alpina took pity on us and put us on floor 1 (less stairs), with a great wraparound deck. When I set out to hike in the Alps, it was days like day 3 I had in mind (again, except for the goats) .