The hike up to the Trift suspension bridge that overlooks the lake and glacier of the same name is one that I’ve been wanting to do for a while now. It starts off pretty steep, but after that, it’s a wonderful hike up the valley before you reach the breathtaking after a final incline. I would’ve loved some more neutral light, but it was still amazing up there and the landscape much more impressive than the photos might suggest. The one thing that definitely dampens the mood is seeing how much the glacier retreated over the last few years. 10 years ago, it still ended in the lake and 60 years ago, it filled the whole valley where the lake is now up to the bridge.
On the way home, we took the scenic route over Susten Pass, which is one of my favorite passes in the Alps. At the top, you have great view of Stein Glacier (1st photo) and its glacial lake across the valley. The clouds finally showed up and made for some really epic and moody pictures. All in all, we were extremely happy with what we saw that day and returned home with a big smile on our faces.