May 28: hike through Tarasp Chaposch + Valatscha
Along the way I encountered two more hamlets of Tarasp, Chaposch and Vallatscha. I forget where it was along this route that I realized there was a fairly lean amount of time to get back to Ardez before the last train of the day left for Zernez. But I'm pretty sure I'd realized it by this point, and I was in a major rush.
A streetlamp photobombing of the view to Ftan-Grond.
Both Ftans and the railroad bridge, and an inexplicable covered something-or-other in this field.
A most scenic of barns.
Well look at that, one last bit of Fontana along with the Chastè.
At Chaposch right nearby: wow is that vibrant!
Especially in the sun! I love it. That's one of my favorite warm colors.
Just like that, back at the city limits.
This is a rather soft and inviting tableau.
There's Chaposch. All of it.
Across the way, the Hotel Paradies on the outskirts of Ftan.
These li'l guys can make a start of it anywhere!
Well there's Vallatscha, pretty close by if I had an ultralight at this particular time.
But as that was not the case, I had to take this sharp turn to ride the contour of the Aval Plavna ravine.
Happy rock is happy to see you.
The crossing of the Plavna.
Right after that was a gabion wall with vividly lichened rocks.
A fuller view of the gabion.
After a while I made it back uphill to Val(l)atscha. That's still the Hotel Paradies up in back there.
A look back to Chaposch. Guess it's good I didn't try to bushwhack the direct route. (I think it might have been a pretty similar distance as the road actually, given the magnitude of the drop.)
It looks kind of like this street-cut corner was chamfered out after the sgraffito quoins were applied. On the other hand, the edge of the quoins seems to align exactly with the edge of the chamfer, so maybe not. Hmm.
This house looks like it's sniffing a house-scale bouquet of lilacs. I also really like the triangles of all sizes and patterns above the windows.
One last house before charging back out into the wilds.