Home again

I have just spent a few days in the Stubai region of Austria. My friend and I had signed up for two weeks of hiking in the Alps, but sadly, we had to cut our trip short and return to the US.

Here are a few images from our time there.


This is the Maria Waldrast abbey, which we were told, is the highest in the Tirol region at 1,640 meters.

These were the views as we hiked up the mountain. Nothing like the Alps. So imposing.


Everywhere we climbed, we heard cow bells and saw the cows they were attached to. These two seemed so chill.


This is Neustift, the village where we stayed. It was small and pretty, with a fabulous bakery.


Here’s one of the alpine huts where we stopped for lunch. One of their specialties is buttermilk with wild blueberries floating in it. I found it surprisingly delicious and refreshing.


And that, my friends, is my vacation in a nutshell. Back to work in a couple of days.

About dirtynailz

Writer for a daily newspaper, Master Gardener, tree hugger, orchid-grower, photographer, animal lover, hiker, wilderness seeker. Proponent of clover in the lawn and compost in the soil.
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6 Responses to Home again

  1. CJ Wright says:

    Welcome home, dn! Your photos are spectacular, as always. What a fantastic place to vacation.


  2. Kathy says:

    So pretty! Welcome back, and hope that all is well with you and your hiking partner!


  3. Austria? That is wonderful. It looks like an amazing place. Your photos are fantastic. Sorry to hear that you had to cut your trip short. I hope there’s nothing really serious going on.


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