Solden, Otztal

We reached Solden about 10:30. It is very beautifully located in the valley on both sides of the small river. For a tourist trap, I found it rather nice. We enquired about the chairlift to Hochsolden and found to our surprise that it only cost about a dollar for the round trip, about 60 for the ride up. After having a snack and packing my rucksack with our lunch and my camera equipment, we caught the chairlift up. It was really an exhilirating experience - we just sat in the gently swaying chairs in the warm sunlight and were swung up through a green forest and before a beautiful valley and mountain scene. June 17, 1967

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Hochsolden, Austria

Brenda is in the chair of the ski lift from the village of Solden to Hochsolden above it on the mountain. The ride cost was 60 apiece. At right, Brenda has a view of the Otztal mountains and valley. June 17, 1967

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Mountainside Below Hochsolden

These are some of the buildings perched on the mountainside just below Hochsolden. After taking the chair lift up, we were walking back down. Brenda is examining wildflowers over by the rail fence.

We had reached Solden about 10:30 after a drive down the Otztal. It is very beautifully located in the valley on both sides of the small river. For a tourist trap, I found it rather nice. We enquired about the chairlift to Hochsolden and found to our surprise that it only cost about a dollar for the round trip, about 60 for the ride up. After having a snack and packing my rucksack with our lunch and my camera equipment, we caught the chairlift up. It was really an exhilirating experience - we just sat in the gently swaying chairs in the warm sunlight and were swung up through a green forest and before a beautiful valley and mountain scene.

Hochsolden was not too impressive itself - it was about at the snowline and we have noted that the snow is much more spectacular if you are below it, looking up. The view of the valley was nice, but somewhat blocked by the side of the mountain. Thus we started walking back down. June 17, 1967 Below, Rod is taking a picture of some wildflowers over by the rail fence.

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Brenda on Hillside Near Solden, Austria

June 17, 1967

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Brenda on Hillside Near Solden, Austria

Having taken a skilift up from Solden, Austria to Hochsolden, we walked in the high meadows below the village. We found this spectacular field of yellow flowers just below Hochsolden. June 17, 1967

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Solden and the River Otz

This is the view we got of the village of Solden on the way down from the mountaintop. This is the Otztal, with the Otz River flowing through the center of Solden.

We had reached Solden about 10:30 after a drive down the Otztal. It is very beautifully located in the valley on both sides of the small river. For a tourist trap, I found it rather nice. We enquired about the chairlift to Hochsolden and found to our surprise that it only cost about a dollar for the round trip, about 60 for the ride up. After having a snack and packing my rucksack with our lunch and my camera equipment, we caught the chairlift up. It was really an exhilirating experience - we just sat in the gently swaying chairs in the warm sunlight and were swung up through a green forest and before a beautiful valley and mountain scene.

We decided to walk down and got good views of Solden and the valley on the way . We passed a woman carrying a sythe, a rake and a huge basket on her back - evidently on her way to cut some hay. We have seen a lot of women working in the hay in Austria.

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Solden, Austria

View of Solden from the outskirts. You can see the cut of the ski lift which we took up to Hochsolden. June 17, 1967

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Goatjam on the Way to Obergurgl

A large number of brown goats had just about stopped traffic on the mountain road to Obergurgl. They were really cute and at the same time comical looking. There were several milchgoats with their strange-looking two-teated udders hanging almost to the ground. Brenda got out to feed them and soon had a whole herd standing around her, staring up at her with their fixed-looking eyes. June 17, 1967

Imst and Innsbruck
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