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Ascending the Swiss Alps

December 19, 2016.  For our last full day in Switzerland, we decided to hit the slopes.  Not skiing, but hiking, since the weather hadn’t cooperated by giving us some snow.  Our choice for an Alpine adventure?  Mt. Rigi, which sits across the lake from Luzern and hosts the oldest mountain railways in Europe.  Although it’s not the highest nearby peak (that’s Mt. Pilatus, which isn’t easily reachable from Luzern this time of year), Mt. Rigi supposedly offers the best views out over the Alps, down across the flatlands of the Swiss Plateau, and into Germany and France.  (By the way, that’s me up top, waving my arms from the summit of Mt. Rigi.)

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