I love the time of the year when the leaves turn from green to yellow, orange and red. In order to make sure I didn’t miss fall foliage this year, I booked a weekend in Pontresina. One of my favorite times to visit Engadin is in Autumn. This year I was about a week or two too early for peak foliage, but it still didn’t disappoint. Maybe I can go back for a day trip at the end of the month.
I was up early and was rewarded not only with hoarfrost but also with being alone at Lej da Staz, a very popular place to take pictures.
From Lej de Staz I walked to St. Moritz where I caught the bus to Maloja.
In Maloja, I began walking back towards St. Moritz along the lakes which dominate the Upper Engadin Valley. Some of you will recognize the area from a similar hike five years ago. The area is beautiful, and I took many pictures along Lake Sils on my way to Sils, where I stopped for some cake at the Hotel Waldhaus (a Swiss Historic Hotel).
In Sils, it was cold, a stiff breeze blowing off the lake, and I was very happy to be able to warm up with a pot of tea while enjoying a fantastic peace of blueberry tart. The sun actually came out after that, and the colors changed again as I walked along Lake Silvaplana to Silvaplauna. By the time I reached Silvaplauna, the clouds had rolled in again and a storm was brewing. From there, I took the bus back to Pontresina.