336 Route 9'2. TRUNS. From ('oire
Schlans. Before reaching Rinkcnbcrg we observe on the left the
stony chaos formed by the inundations of the Zignauer Bach des¬
cending from the Zavragia Ravine. By the bridge we enjoy a de¬
lightful view, embracing numerous villages, chapels, and ruined
castles on the richly clothed slopes.
Wc next pass (l'/2 M.) the Chapel of St. Anna, on the right,
marking the spot where the 'Upper' or 'Gray League' (p. 321) was
founded in March, 1424. The solemn oath of the League was after¬
wards renewed at intervals of ten years down to 1778. The ceiling
of the porch is adorned with frescoes, Latin texts, and doggerel
verses, renewed in 1836. A few paces farther is —
32 M. Truns (2822'; *Krone; Zum Tbdi). The hall of the old
Statthaltcrei of the abbey of Disentis is adorned with the arms of the
members of the Gray League, and of the magistrates since 1424.
The Val Funtaiglas, ascending rapidly to the N., ends in the Puntai-
glas Glacier. Ascent of 2 hrs. from Truns to the Alp Puntaiglas (about.
£K0), with a line view of the Brigelser Horn, Piz Mut, Piz Ner, etc. The
S. peaks of the Tiidi group, Piz Urlaiin (11,060'), Biindner Tiidi 1111,226'J,
and Brigelser Horn (or Kaveslrau Grond, 10,663'; very difficult), may be
ascended hence. Ascent of the Todi-Rusein by the Gliemspforte, see p. &•.).
Beyond (13/4 M.) Rabius (3133') we obtain a glimpse, to the
left, of the grand Piz Gaglianera (10,243'), with its glaciers, at the
head of the Val Somvix. Then (l'/2 M-) Somvix C-summus virus';
3458'), conspicuously situated on a height, as its name intimates.
The Somvixer Thai, which here opens to the S., deserves a visit.
We cross the Rhine to C/4 hr.) Surrhein, and ascend by a good bridle¬
path on the left side of the valley, through wood and pastures, to Val and
the (lV2hr.) Somvixer or Teniger Bad (4176'; unpretending I. Farther up
C/2 hr.), wc pass II Run (4252'; refuge-hut), where the glaciers of the Pi:
Vial (10,387') are revealed, the Alp Valtenigia, and the mouth of the Vul
Lavaz, and reach (lhr.) the rock-girt head of Ibc valley, where the Grcinn
forms a fine waterfall on the left. The path ascends steeply on the K.
side of the valley to the rocky defile of La Fronscha, and divides higher
up: to the left to the Diesrut Pass (p. 335), and to the right to the Greina
Pass (p. 335). — Passes. From Run (see above) over the Cavel-Joch (S3201)
to Vrin, 5 hrs., not difficult. From the pass the Piz Caret (9659'; tine
view) may be ascended in I1/2 hr. — Over the Valgronda-Joch (9121') to
Tacituasa or Maierhof, 7-8 hrs.; with guide. — Ovkb the Lavaz-.Toch to
Cukaolia, 7-8 hrs., with guide, a very fine route. From the Teniger Had
(see above) we ascend on the left side of the valley, through wood and
Alpine roses, to the Alp Rentiert, where from the heap of stones (6610')
wc get a splendid view of the Tbdi. Wc may now either cross the Fuor¬
cla de Stiirelatsch (8376') to the, right, or turn to the left and skirt Ibc E.
slopes of Piz Rentiert (keeping to the right on the hill, by the chalet of
Renliert-Dadens), to the (2 hrs.) chalet of Stavclatsch (7682') in the Val La-
i-az. Opposite are the two glaciers descending from the Piz Vial and Piz
Gaglianera (10,243') and the Lavaz Glacier. Then to the Lavazjoch (S2321)
an easy ascent of 3/\ hr.; the ridge to the N. of the pass commands a
line survey of the Medelser Glacier and of the liernese Alps to the W.
Steep descent over grassy slopes to the Alp Sura (6526'), and through Val
Plattas to (2 hrs.) Curaglia (p. 340).
The road between Somvix and Disentis is very boldly constructed.
A lofty wooden bridge [Vft M.) carries it over the profound Ruseiner
Tobel. (Below, to the right, a linger-post indicates the path to the
Sandalp Pass ; sec below.) Above the (3/4 M.) Stalusa Bridge is a