May 28: hike down to En
At this point I definitely broke out into an intermittent run to try to make the train not too much under the wire. I had about an hour left after Vallatscha and needed to cover three fairly steep miles. I think I left my camera on for long stretches to be able to snap with as little breaking of pace as possible.
Gray white blue, black green tan.
After I ascended another rise, both Vallatscha and Chaposch were in view, along with the Chastè.
To my dismay, I came along freshly logged land.
I wonder if these were all destined for firewood, given how small most of the trunks are.
A brief glimpse down to the highway and the En.
On through the mossy depths of the forest.
Out of nowhere, in a little glade, another apiary!
But then another settlement appeared, the hamletlet of Aschèra. One of the things I find fascinating about Swiss villages is that, as far as compact settlements go, there's a continuum of scale from city down to lone farmstead, with a named place like Aschèra almost at the small end of the scale.
A secluded chapel.
This farmhouse looks very old indeed.
Its door also appears quite aged.
There's not just one house to Aschèra though! There are at least three.
Still a long road ahead.
There's Aschèra. All of it.
This tree looks like it's fully enjoying its ability to spread out.
A nicely insolated bench. Too bad I had no time to take a break there >:[
Then the road continued (or maybe terminated) right next to this farmhouse, visible in the distance in the photos above, labeled as Hof on Google Maps. This is the only close view I have of it.
Finally, after a great descent, I reached the En itself.