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5-Seen-Wanderung

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Mountain walk with unequalled panoramas. High above the tree line, an extensive mountain path passes through an ever-changing alpine landscape. Main features are 5 crystal-clear mountain lakes and views over the UNESCO site of Sardona.
moderate
10 km
5:12 h
540 m
880 m
From Wangs, the Pizol railway travels, in three sections, to the Pizolhütte (2227m) on the Wangersee. During the climb that lasts roughly one hour, a broad view opens up over the East Swiss, Grison and Austrian Alps. From behind the Wildseelücke (2493m above sea level), the Wildsee appears. Enjoy encaptivating views of the Pizol glavier, with the 2844m high Pizol summit and the Graue Hörner.

This is followed by a brief descent to the deep-blue Schottensee. On the gentle rise over the Schwarzplangg, the view extends back over the Sardona heritage site, with the Pizol glacier, Ringelspitz, Piz Sardona and Glarus Alps. You now descend to the dark Scharzsee (2368m), where ibex, chamois and eagles can be seen.

Passing the legendary Steinmannlis, you reach the final descent over the east face of the Gamidaur, which leads to the fifth and final lake, the green Baschalvasee (2174m). Next is the descent to Station Gaffia; the mountain railway returns to Wangs in two sections from here.
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Author
Cordula Seiler
Updated: January 08, 2014
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
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Highest point
2507 m
Lowest point
1845 m
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Start

Wangs (2215 m)
Coordinates:
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46.978512, 9.415761
DMS
46°58'42.6"N 9°24'56.7"E
UTM
32T 531621 5202860
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Destination

Graffia

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 Hint
 
Round-trip ticket for the 5-lake walk available from Pizol railway.
Season
 
Alpine tour: Snow possible up to early July, bring good mountain equipment.
Signalization
 
Laufböden – Wangsersee/Pizolhütte – Wildseelugge/Wildsee - Schottensee – Schwarzsee – Baschalvasee – Gaffia – Pizolhütte – Laufböden

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Coordinates

DD
46.978512, 9.415761
DMS
46°58'42.6"N 9°24'56.7"E
UTM
32T 531621 5202860
w3w 
///revised.covertly.crossing
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Michael Coors 
July 31, 2020 · Community
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
10 km
Duration
5:12h
Ascent
540 m
Descent
880 m
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