Saga Trail Flumserberg
On our hiking day, the weather is not on our side – we sit on the chairlift to Prodalp and it’s raining cats and dogs. So, we decide to have hot cocoa before setting of for the Saga Trail. We barely start drinking our hot beverage when the sun decides to show up. We are ready for our adventure! Well, the kids are ready, we adults anxiously observe the sky that truly seems to show us all its tempers.
The kids, however, couldn’t care less. They are eager to start their adventure and read the information panels, follow all the instructions, and try to solve the puzzles. They are up for the challenge and want to help the «Wilde Mannli» who caused so much mischief that he was banished into the world of legends. Now he is sorry for the trouble he caused and wants to make up for his past mistakes.
Despite the fast-changing weather, we are ready to tackle the tasks at hand in order to help the «Wilde Mannli» get back to the real world. We try to assign the right names to the mountain peaks in front of us and imagine how the monumental Sichelkamm mountain fold in the mountain massif opposite was formed about 30 million years ago.
A windy picnic
It’s cold and windy, but my children don’t seem to be bothered. The king of the dwarfs, aka my oldest son, leads the way and my nine-year-old enchanted fairy together with my five-year-old prince of the lights follow dutifully – as if a hike in this weather was the most normal thing.
So, it comes as no surprise that they chose the windiest place for their picnic. But wind wasn’t the reason, we couldn’t build a fire – I forgot the matches at home. Fortunately, some good souls built a shelter for the fire wood, big enough for us to sit in it and enjoy our lunch. We happily eat the curry we brought from home and cold Cervelat sausage. And with the alphabet cookies we play desert scrabble. Finally, grandma spots a little bit of blue sky between the trees and we are rewarded with sunshine and a beautiful rainbow.
The clouds are clearing and we continue our hike, following the play stations and information panels. I’m glad it’s not raining, it’s so much easier to write the solutions on dry paper. Since post number two, I’ve been the official secretary to my kids since they have much more important things to do in this fascinating alpine world.