© 2012 Kim A closer view of the group shot

Wildspitz is translated…… “Mud, Snow and Plenty of Laughs with Joel!”

It was a beautiful spring day here in Switzerland. So following church our dear friend Joel asked if we wanted to do something “spontaneous”. We, of course, said ABSOLUTELY. We love spending time with Joel as he shares his homeland adventures with us. Well, this hike did not disappoint on the “adventure” aspect. We were headed to the highest point in canton Zug – Wildspitz (pronounced veal – d – sh – pits). We found slippery mud, uneven and high step terrain, snow that sometimes supported us and other times we sank or fell over, beautiful scenery, a bit of history, a few “challenges” with the kids and Joel, snowball fights, hiking advice, snacks and a whole lot of laughs. Joel would periodically challenge Zach to a race up a portion of the side of the mountain and Katelyn followed right behind. Joel’s advice to me involved “ducks”. At one point, I felt like we might be out for a “Gilligan’s Island” adventure. We set out for a 3 hour hike, that took us 6 hours because of the altitude and at times slippery conditions. We ended the evening with some warm, dry socks and dinner at Joel’s. It was a fantastically exhausting day!! Thanks, Joel!!

 

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  1. By The Cooper Family » 2012 Memories and Reminiscing on December 16, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    […] in Christ and native to Switzerland, Joel. He helped us immerse in the culture, led us on many hikes, taught us Swiss recipes, and shared many stories and experiences. Joel visited us recently at our […]

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