As winter begins to set in, here's a look back to our hike up the iconic Furstensteig trail on an unseasonably warm November day in Liechtenstein, a tiny mountainous country sandwiched between Austria and Switzerland. The front section of this trail was largely just a narrow ledge carved into the side of straight up and down cliff face, which made for some exciting hiking.
A look back towards Vaduz, the capital of Liechtenstein.
From the trailhead, looking up towards Alpenspitz, the peak we would eventually summit.
Anita mimicks the wide expanse of our view.
A panoramic view of Liechtenstein. I'm only mildly exaggerating when I describe this as the entire length of the country. It's only 24km in length N to S.
While the trail is well maintained, a fall would be fatal.
After rounding the backside of the mountain, we extended our day by traversing across to summit another adjacent peak.
Post hike, we celebrated with a local craft brew, a delicious dunkel by Prinzenbrau.
And then we walked over a covered bridge crossing the border into Switzerland (Schweiz), because we could.