LEGLERHÜTTE, GLARUS SÜD
7TH AUGUST, 2016.
Destination: Leglerhütte SAC 2273 m – Starting point: Mettmenalp – Elevation: est 920m – Distance: est. 12 km – Duration: est. hours
Leglerhütte is my favourite hiking destination. I am not sure what’s the mountain called but Leglerhütte is actually a little cabin on the peak of that mountain. The cabin serves as a restaurant and also rooms for rent. It is the most beautiful hiking spot. Back in 2015, Leglerhütte was my first hiking trip. I remember it clearly as the way up was bearable for a first timer and the last est. 300 meter towards the cabin felt like forever. During that hike, we had lunch behind the cabin because the restaurant was full. We found a hidden spot overlooking the most beautiful lake eating lunch and watching hikers. On the way back, we took a different killing route. It was vigorous. I felt the mountains were deceiving and playing a prank on us. We were going downhill and uphill several times and it did not seem like we were any nearer to the end. That week after the hike, my legs hurt so much I hardly could walk especially the stairs. I am not exaggerating. Herr Hallo could testify.
Ironically, Leglerhütte remains fondly in my heart. Even though it tried to defeat me the first time, I wanted to conquer it again and again. So, in 2016 I suggested to father-in-law and my husband that we should go hike there again. So we did.