4/11/1878 - 9/3/1879
Return to Baden-BadenSat Aug 10, 1878
August 10 Saturday – In the morning the men explored Dilsburg Castle. Sam and Joe started back to Baden Baden by train.
Baden-Baden to Lucerne, SwitzerlandMon Aug 12, 1878
August 12 Monday – The men left Baden Baden by rail and arrived at Lucerne, Switzerland.
Excursion to Rigi-KulmThu Aug 15, 1878
August 15 Thursday – The entire Clemens party took a two-day excursion to the Rigi-Kulm. They spent the night in a hotel on the Rigi to watch the sunset and sunrise.
Carriage Ride to InterlakenWed Aug 21, 1878
August 21 Wednesday – Sam hired a carriage and the group continued on to Interlaken, Switzerland.
Jungfrau Hotel, InterlakenThu Aug 22, 1878
August 22 Thursday – At Jungfrau Hotel, Interlaken—Superb view of the Jungfrau.
To KanderstegFri Aug 23, 1878
August 23 Friday – Sam and Twichell said goodbye to the family and left Interlaken. They ate lunch at an inn in the village of Frutigen, then reached Kandersteg, Switzerland about sundown.
To the village of LeukSat Aug 24, 1878
The pair set off with an old guide and climbed on foot up through the pass, coming down a precipitous trail to the village of Leuk. The pair rested from their hike in Leuk, then drove a buggy a few miles to Leukerbad.
Train to Visp. Hike to St. NicklausMon Aug 26, 1878
August 26 Monday – Sam and Joe took a train to Locchi-Suste (Visp). From Visp the two hiked “6 hours through mud & rain” the ten miles to St. Nicklaus, Switzerland
Tramp to ZermattTue Aug 27, 1878
Left St. Nicholas at 9.15, 27th. Sam and Joe tramped twelve miles up the gorge to Zermatt.
Tramp to RiffleWed Aug 28, 1878
August 28 Wednesday – Sam and Joe walked six hours from Zermatt to Riffle and took rooms in a hotel there.