Summer in the Austrian Alps

The best thing about the Alps, well, one of many things, is the color of the lakes. Clear turquoise green, which scream summer. Jump in!

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The ice cream below means it’s summer. Yes, it does.

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We spent a weekend at the Wolfgangsee in Austria last summer. Though the Alps weren’t all that high surrounding the lake, we still managed a hike up the Scharfberg with an elevation gain of over 3,000 feet in a few hours. To be honest, I was beat! Unlike in the U.S., where, when hiking, most peaks are barren of people and wilderness is the rule, the Alps often have a ‘hut’ atop them. Aka, a full fledged hotel and restaurant. This means you can get schnitzel and beer and cake. Calories burned on a heart pounding run up a mountain are instantly restored. I would say both situations have pros and cons.

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The two chaps above were wearing matching outfits with Lederhosen. Because Austria!

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Look how happy this cow is. So happy! If you lived here, you would be too.

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