to Goschenen. FLIMS. 92. Route. 333
background; to the W. is the Vorder-Rheinthal with the Unterhorn
(9180') and the Piz Riein (9029'). The Lavoi, descending on the
right beyond Tamins , forms a fine waterfall after rain. At (2 M.)
Trins (2822'; Post) rises the ruined castle of Hohentrins. At (V2M.)
Digg the road turns suddenly to theN., passes through a cutting
(Porclas), and at the base of the precipitous Flimser Stein (see be¬
low) sweeps round the Seeboden, a nearly circular basin enclosed
by wooded hills. Near(li/2 M.) Mulins (2720'; Inn), picturesquely
situated, are several waterfalls on the right. To the left, farther on,
is the small CrestaLake, surrounded by pines. About 2 farther is —
13'/2 M- Flims (3616'; *Post, at the upper end), Rom. Flem,
an ancient little town with several mansions of the Capaul family,
which afterwards belonged to the Salis.
Excvksions. "Flimserstein (Crap da Flem, 8845'; 5 hrs.; guide 6fr.,
unnecessary), easy and repaying. The path ascends gradually by Fidaz;
then through wood, round the S.E. angle of the mountain, to the (l'/» hr.)
pastures of Bargis. Here we ascend to the left by a good path to the
hilly plateau of the Alp Sura (6896'; milk and bread; '/.i hr. to the S. of
which is a rock aft'ording a good survey of the Oberland Mts. and the
Tiidi). In 2 hrs. more wc ascend to the arete and the summit, where we
obtain a splendid view, especially towards the N., of the Ringelspitz and
Piz l>olf. We may descend to the N.W. towards Segnes, and return to
Flims by the Cassons and Foppa Alps.— -Vorab (9925'; 6'/2-7hrs.; 20 fr.),
a very fine point, also easy (comp. p. 87). From Flims to the brink of
the Biindnerbergfirn, which has receded greatly, 4'/a hrs.; then up the
easy glacier to the (2 hrs.) summit, consisting of fragments of slate. Superb
view, particularly of the neighbouring Tbdi group; also of the Sernfthal
and the liernese Alps from the (20 min.) N. peak, the Elmer Vorab (9911').
— Ringelspitz (10,660'; 8 hrs.; 25 fr.), difficult, only for experts.
Over the Segnes Pass to iJim (8 hrs.; 12 fr.), see p. 64. The Marlinsloch
(p. 64), visible from this side also, may be reached in 4-5 hrs. from Flims
(guide 18 fr.). — A visit to the upper Segnes Glacier (Segnes Sura; guide
10 fr.) hardly repays the fatigue.
The road leads through the valley of the Flembach and crosses
over to the (1 M.) Waldhauser (3615'; *Hot. Segnes, pens. 7 fr. ;
'/•2 M. farther, on a hill a few min. to the right of the road, the
largo and well-situated * Kuranstalt Waldhaus - Flims , with two
'de'pendances', R., L., & A. from S1/?, O. 4, board 7 fr.), a pleas¬
ant summer resort, with beautiful pine and beech woods. Near
it is the Flimser See or Cauma Lake (3280'), embosomed in wood,
without visible outlet. Pleasant swimming and other baths, to
which a path descends in 20 minutes.
Traversing sequestered dales and skirting the deep *Laaxer
Tobel on the left, we next reach. (2 M.) Laax (3356'; *U6t.-Pens.
Seehof, pens. 7-8fr.). (A road to the right ascends in 1/2 hr. to the
lofty village of Fellers, Rom. Fallera, 3997'; splendid view.) We now
descend into the Rhine Valley (passing Sagens far below, to the left)
and reach Schleuis (2507'), with the old chateau of Lowenberg, once
the seat of the De Mont family, now an orphan-asylum. Opposite
lies the large village of Kdstris (see above). Before us, above Ilanz,
rises the Piz Mundaun.
201/2 M. Ilanz, Rom. Glion (2355'; pop. 872; Hot. Oberalp and