Flower Blooming Out of the Snow!
Of all the wildflowers we encountered on the trail from Grutchalp to Murren, this was the most surprising. This tiny flower was growing right out of the edge of a snow bank. I have since learned that the flower actually blooms before it is uncovered by snow, so that when the snow melts to that thickness, there it is! It is called a snow bell.
From the beginning of the trail we got terrific views of the mountains, including the Eiger, Monch and Junfgfrau. They were almost completely snowclad and so bright that you could hardly look at them.
We took about two hours ton the trail to Murren - surely two of the most memorable hours that we have ever spent. There was every variety of mountain scenery - green pastures dotted with flowers, green forest land with patches of snow, rushing streams with snow reaching to their edges, steep cliffs, and always the magnificent white mountain outline to our left across the narrow valley. June 5, 1967