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after an early morning start from Wassen, sun hits Titlis and other peaks north of Sustenpass
 

road climbing east side of Sustenpass is up on the north slope (see left), so there are
pleasant views of the valley below with its stream + farms + alternate road
 

peaks south from Sustenpass, another reward for the long climb
 

After descending west to Innertkirchen, our loop route climbs south to Grimselpass.
Cars use the new tunnel; bikes use the old road.
 

the Grimsel hospice is built on a knob between two dams
 

looking back down over two lakes north of Grimselpass
 

after crossing Grimselpass, a sweeping view of the descent south to the village of Gletsch,
and the next climb east to Furkapass on center horizon. (see Rhone glacier high left)
 

procession of sheep on the main street of the village of Gletsch
 

over the Furka pass, partway down the east side looking back up-valley to the pass
-- the road is high to right (not down in the valley by the stream)
 

on the lower descent east toward Realp -- and beyond to Andermatt,
 where my loop route turned left to continue descending north back to Wassen.
 


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