A Day Under the Larches

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.


6 Replies to “A Day Under the Larches”

  1. Aunt Gail says: Reply

    Oh Juliana, what I wouldn’t give to have been on this adventure with you. All the photos were so beautiful so I can imagine what it must have looked like in person. It seems like you had all that beauty to yourself. Was this a day trip and how many miles did you put on? Thank you for sharing this heavenly place.

  2. Meradeth says: Reply

    How beautiful! The pops of fall colors is such great accents to the amazing scenery. It looks so peaceful and a rejuvenating hike!

  3. sooo schön! und diese spiegelungen im see! ich liebe das!

    1. Danke!

  4. You are so fortunate to be able to go to Pontresina any time of the year. It’s such a wonderful place. Your photos are beautiful, and I never cease to marvel at the larches with their autumnal golden needles. What a great place to go for a peaceful autumn walk. And, I love the goats!

    1. It is such a beautiful place, and I love returning time and time again.

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