Mountains from the Hike – Switzerland

You might have noticed that I’m not much of a landscape photographer. I have nothing against landscapes, but two things conspire to limit this genre. First, I’ve never been much of an outdoor person — I’ve never been camping, for example. Second, there aren’t a lot of compelling landscapes close to Austin. People might point out the Texas Hill Country as a destination. Perhaps. But they don’t look like the Swiss Alps.

Surrounded by these glorious structures, I couldn’t help but be in awe. However, I had limited time. My wife and I were walking from one train station to another, and I only stopped occasionally to capture the scenery.

Matterhorn from the Trail - Switzerland

I’ve featured many Matterhorn pictures in recent posts, and you might be bored with the subject. I have a lot more, but I consciously tried to limit coverage of this most photogenic subject. However, the unique shape stands out so dramatically, and it continued to draw my attention. I should’ve tried harder to find other non-Matterhorn compositions.

Halfway through our hike, I became concerned that it was taking longer than expected. I also wondered about the train schedule. If we missed the last train, it would take a long time to get back to Zermatt in the dark. We picked up the pace, but it still took an hour and a half to reach the next station.

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