The night before, in a Brazilian bar, some friends spontaneously decided to join us for the hike. Maybe the alcohol makes it easier to say yes to anything you would normally decline.
So, in the early morning, we stuffed our bags with glorious coffees, breads and sandwiches from Rischart and hopped in a train for a 1.5 hours ride to Mittenwald from the main train station in Munich.
We arrived in the small town amid the Alpine peaks of Bavaria, Germany. Its colorful painted houses, sitting at the foot of the mountains, depict its violin-making history.
Walking through the forest reminded me a lot of my home in Canada, with the color-changing trees and the clear blue lake.
The hike was still a bit of a challenge for me because of the steep trail in the beginning.
But good vibes and laughters with good friends always make it easier.
The view is absolutely stunning from every part of the trail.
Walking back to the train station felt very gratifying. But, of course, before that, we rewarded ourselves with hot chocolates and cakes. We got back on the train, exhausted, but very happy.