We left Saturday morning to rain and the prospects of a dreary day.
But a few hours later when we got to the mountains, things were not looking too bad.
Driving one of the windy road on the way to Filzmoos.
From the start of the hike in Hofalm, it was still looking like it may rain.
The hike started in the below a large cirque on the south side of the Dachsteingebirge Mountains.
The clouds hiking the top of the mountains.
Hiking through Sulzenalm. We are heading for the saddle in the middle of the photo.
Peaks sticking up behind the ridge.
Rebecca is one happy hiker :-) At the Sulzenalm Hut.
The clouds starting to clear on the peaks.
Leaving the hut and heading up again.
At the Sulzenhals (saddle).
A quick rest.
Onwards and upwards.
The trail actually got fairly steep through these dwaft pines.
Almost to the high point of the day.
The weather cleared making it a perfect day with awesome views.
Clouds spilling through the gaps in the mountains.
Looking back down at the saddle from where we came with Rotelstein behind.
The descent required some snow sliding.
One tired pup.
It was hard not to take a lot of pictures of this mountain. It is called Bischofsmütze.
Enjoying a brief break.
Still lots of snow and we were only at around 6,000 feet.
On the way back to the car.
The next day we went to Hallstatt. I ran around the Hallstätter See and Rebecca took the ferry and meet me on the other side.
The slopes get too steep, so they made these walkways over the water.
View of Hallstatt from the ferry landing. There is a large salt mine in Hallstatt.
The town is built on a fairly steep hillside.
I like that there are these spring all over the place where you can get water.
Great way to end a long run.
All the building were cool looing with flower and other stuff decorating them.
Hiking above the town required lots of steps.
The guide book stated that Hallstatt was one of the prettiest towns in the Austrian Alps and it was super scenic.