We went through the aforementioned Lötschberg Tunnel to Kandersteg for some hiking and running: I took a cablecar up to Sunnbüel and ran the five miles on a plateau from there to the Gemmipass, which connects to the Valais valley of Leuk and Leukerbad, and five miles back, as detailed in the travelogue, while my parents did a hike in the Kandersteg area.
Gallery: July 8 — Kandersteg
My parents had my camera and got this shot of the cablecar I was returning from the run on.
Me, exhausted from the low-oxygen 10-miler.
This Kandersteg church has an interesting steeple roof and clock.
Big ol' Ründi — you can tell we're in Kanton Bern.
A newly renovated building.
New side wing under construction.
Back in Blatten, where, as frequently happens, the weather was a lot clearer than in the Oberland.
These mystery boxes way high up on the mountains caught my eye due to the reflecting sunlight, and I took this binoculars-telephoto shot of them. I still don't know what they are.
A binoculars-wide-angle experiment.
Late twilight, around 10PM.