Day 38 : Linthal – Elm 18th July 2013

On the way to richetlipass at 6:30am

Bought alpkase in a convenient self service fridge on the way.
Glarner alpkase aus rohmilch mit grunen pfeffer….delicious cheese

8:20am 1970m the open sheeperd hut/shelter expected yesterday is here. Asked 2 hikers coming down yesterday is there was an opened hut near the pass and they did not know/gave me the information….

This open hut have a fire place and wood.Might be occupied by sheeperd sometimes. Richetlipass is less than 700m away from this hut/shelter

8:50am 2261m Richetlipass.100m before spotted 5 alpensteinbock (Bouquetins) with huge horns.Elm marked 3h45

10:45am 1710m Obererbs.Elm marked 2h

11:35am 1640m passed by cool unoccupied hut/shelter with fireplace (great location).Seems easy to open (not locked,only few stones block door access). 200m next another hut/shelter with beds inside but locked…

11:50am 1610m more huts/shelters.some are opened and habitable.no one seems to live here (except one or two houses)

There is more than one way going to Elm.Via alpina is not the shortest.

12:50am 996m Elm. Looking for food and a washing machine…

Beautiful 16th,17th century old traditional wood houses around in Elm.14th century church…

1:30pm been served local dish called “Zigerhornli” (pasta with local Ziger cheese,cream and onions) at Gasthaus Sonne

30CHF for the local dish + beer + laundry cleaning and drying.

Friendly gasthaus owner agreed to do The emergency laundry needed…
A hot shower is programmed later on at the campingplatz on the way to Foopass… Thanks to Heidi at Elm TurismusBuro for all information & recommandation. Just find out that was out Berner oberland for quite some time already.Here it is Glanerland : Glarus county

4pm leaving Elm with clean & dry clothes,dried tent,food…black clouds and thunderstorm noise..looks like it is gonna rain soon…

Still one thing to do : Shower…will it be a hot or cold one?

4:35pm reached Elm campingplatz. Fireplace in the woods, waschraum & toilets but no shower here..no electricity too. They charge 5CHF + tax..

4:45pm 1039m Talstation Nideren.Foopass marked 3h15.Sargans marked 8h45

5:15pm 1280m Stafeliegg.Just found an open warm hut/shelter with fireplace, chainsaw, table, bench,even a mattress inside. Located by the road but should be good to stay in for the night. Foopass is 6,5km away

Distance covered : 27,3km
Walking time : 6h20
Resting time : 4h30
Altitude : 1280m
Weather : hot & sunny most day, thunderstorm clouds late afternoon
Date : thursday 18th July 2013

About 6pm a car came by, looked by the window and saw Tessa walking…invited her in the shack. She laughed out loud when she saw me at the hut window calling her name… 🙂

After a while she went pitch her tent and sleep outside..good luck girl

7pm start the rain

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Hut/shelter spent last night in

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Glarner alpkase + cider self service on the way to richetlipass

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Opened sheeperd house near richetlipass (great location)

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Alpensteinbock at richetlipass

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Panorama at richetlipass

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Richetlipass area

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On the way down to Elm

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View on the way down to Elm

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Cool open hut/shelter near Elm

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Elm old house

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Another Elm old house

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One more cute house in Elm Glarner county

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Elm church (14th century? Really?)

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Local dish : Zigerhornli

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