Up on the Hohenalpenstrasse, the high alpine road, part of
which shoots over to the Grossglockner; looking back
The Kaiser Franz Josef high place--visitor center,
restaurants, cafes, a 5-story parking garage
Us at the RV parking lot; the weather steadily improved for
a couple hours
The Grossglockner's major glacier, one of the largest in
And, finally, a good look at the summit
I took one of the trails, the Gambrubeweg, I think, which
went through six tunnels before emerging on the side of
the adjacent mountain, the Fuchserl, I think; this is a water
chime...drops of water from above create a random sort of
Complete view of the glacer and the summit, and also the
wand; although only 12,000 feet or so, it's a serious
Love the signage
Click to enlarge and see people on the glacier below...
probably not very smart people
Anyhow, we finally got to see the Grossglockner. Did I mention that the temperatures were in the high 30s and it was snowing the whole time we were up there. What happened to summer?!
We drove on, through nearly the worst white-out I have seen, and then through more torrential rain, into the Salzkammergut, and stopped at an aire near Bad Aussee. G'day, mate!