to Schuls. FLUELA PASS. 90. Route. 327
To the Montavon over the Schlappinerjoch (8 hrs. to Gallenkirch),
see p. 3S9.
The high-road to Davos (one-horse carr. to Davos-Platz, 8y2 M.,
in 2^2 hrs., 10 fr.) quits the Landquart, and in a long bend (which
walkers cut off) ascends the Klostersche Stiitz, a wooded hill separat¬
ing the Pratigau from the district of Davos. At (3 M.) Unter-Laret
(5017'; Inn), a group of chalets in a meadow, is the small Schwarz-
see; (1 M.) Ober-Laret; (3/4M.) St. Wolfgang(*S.6t. Davos-Kulm,
pens. 5 fr.), at the top of the pass (5357'). The road then descends
through wood, passes (3/4 M.) the chalets Ob dem See and a new
Kurhaus, and skirts the bank of the Davoser See (5125'; 1 M. long),
a lake abounding in fish, and drained by the Davoser Landwasser.
About l/t M. beyond the S. end of the lake, is —
271/., M. Davos-Dorfli (p. 328), where diligence-passengers dine.
To Davos-Platz, see p. 328.
The Fluela road crosses the Landwasser. (To the right, at the
head of the Dischma Valley, rises the beautiful Piz Vadret, 10,507'.)
We ascend the sequestered Fluela Valley, on the right bank of the
Fluela, traversing wood, and passing the (4 M.) inn Zur Alpenrose
(6004') and (li/2 M.) the Tschuggen Inn (6370'), to the bleak
upper part of the valley, bounded by barren slopes. (The old bridle¬
path cuts off the windings of the road.) On the (4 M.) —
38 M. Fluela Pass (7835'; *Fluela Hospice, R. 2, D. 4 fr.) the
road passes between two lakes, the first of which (Sehottensee), on
the right, contains greenish-white glacier-water, the other on the left
(Schwarzsee) clear spring-water. To the N. rises the Weisshorn
(10,131'), to the S. the Schwarzhorn (10,338').
The 'Schwarzhorn (10,338'; 3-3>/2 hrs., guide 8 fr), an admirable point,
is not difficult. We descend the road to the E. for 1 M., and then ascend
the Radiinthal by a path to the right, over stony and grassy slopes, to the
(V/z hr.) glacier. This we cross to the (20 min.) base of the peak, and
ase.eud its steep S. arete to the (J/i hr.) top. Imposing panorama: most con¬
spicuous from S. to W. are the Piz Vadret, and beyond it the Bernina, Pi/.
Dosde, etc.; the Piz Kesch, Piz d'Aela, Tinzenhorn, Piz St. Michel (and,
farther off, the Valaisian and Bernese Alps); Lenzerhorn, Tbdi, Glarnisch,
Sentis, Scesaplana, in the foreground the Silvretta, the Oetzthaler Ferncr,
Piz Lischanna, Pisoc, Ortler; then the valleys of Fluela, Dischma, Davos,
and the Lower Engadine with Ardetz and the chateau of Tarasp.
The road descends the rock-strewn valley in windings, and cross¬
es the Susasca by a road-menders' hut (7143'). To the right opens
the dreary Val Grialetsch, at the head of which rises the jagged Piz
Vadret (10,567'), with the great Grialetsch Glacier. To the right,
farther on, are the slopes of the Piz Murterbl (9816') and Piz del
Has (9961'). The road crosses a torrent from the Val Fless (p. 326)
on the left. Fine retrospect of the glacier-girt Schwarzhorn. Farther
down, we cross to the right side of the valley and pass through a
gallery, beyond which Siis, with its ruined castle on a larch-clad
hill, becomes visible in the valley, with the threepeaked Piz Mezdi
(p. 374) above it. Then a descent in windings to (7 M.) ■—
44 M. Siis (p. 374); thence to (57 M.) Schuls, see R. 102.