**happy new year everyone!**
we are just back from a fantastic snow shoe trail (making use of the fresh snow while it lasts) — this time one that we created ourselves 🙂 (and were joined by a colleague from the SAC Zindelspitz, ms N).
*[SAC Zindelspitz]: Swiss Alpine Club, section Zindelspitz
we took the postbus to trachslau church, walked up through the village to the shooting range, mounted our snow shoes and then followed the hiking trial just past the shooting range and then left the road to climb up a path to the left that joined the main summer hiking trail up to nüsellstock after about 150m. from then on we pretty much follow the summer hiking trail up nüsellstock — which becomes rather steep on the second half, but, rewards us with wonderful views across deep into the swiss alps!
leaving nüsellstock the trail takes us along the ridge south towards haggenegg in an easy up and down. just before we reach haggenegg we make a detour to the southwest and climb up to mount hochstuckli — even more splendid views far across the alps!
from hochstuckli we descend east via haggenegg down to brunni where we catch the postbus back to einsiedeln. a fantastic tour!
* [all the pictures of this tour](http://d2h.net/blog/v/dr_who/2008/2008-01-01-trachslau-hochstuckli-brunni/slideshowapplet.html)
* [the google earth trail with picture links](http://d2h.net/blog/stuff/2008-01-01-trachslau-hochstuckli-brunni.kmz)