Ballon Ride Zürcher Oberland

These pictures were taken during a balloon ride with Heissluft Ballonclub ürichsee on 26 October 2003. We started from Guldenen at Forch and the wind blew us into Toggenburg. Hint for the next balloon ride in winter: wear warm pants and shoes. The head gets heated by the burner and the feet start freezing. Unfortunately I forgot to take pictures of the balloon itself. Sunday, October 26, 2003, 13 photos.

Forest at Guldenen: The forest nearby Guldenen (Forch) with early snow as seen from a rising hot air balloon with Heissluft Ballonclub Zürichsee. — Minolta XD-7, 26 October 2003

Lake Zurich and the Alps: View from a hot air balloon with Heissluft Ballonclub Zürichsee above the highlands of canton Zurich. Here's the Lake Zurich with the ferries between Horgen and Meilen. In the background rising from the mist are the Swiss Alps. — Minolta XD-7, 26 October 2003

Iserig-Hof: The farmhouse and shop Iserig-Hof nearby the villages Egg and Mönchaltorf. The road is Iserig Strasse. — Minolta XD-7, 26 October 2003

Mönchaltorf: Nearby Lake Greifen lies the village Mönchaltorf in the Zurich highlands. — Minolta XD-7, 26 October 2003

Farmhouses: The farmhouses "Im Chislig" (left) and "Im Heiwinkel" (right). The trees in the middle of the image are on the shore of the small creek Mönchaltorfer Aa which flows into Lake Greifen. — Minolta XD-7, 26 October 2003

Gravel Pit Gossau: The gravel pit nearby the village Gossau/ZH on the right hand side. On the upper edge of the image one sees the village Grüt. — Minolta XD-7, 26 October 2003

Lake Pfäffikon: Lake Pfäffikon with Pfäffikon/ZH on the left hand side and the lido Strandbad Auslikon on the right hand side. The village Seegräben with the now famous Juckerfarm is visible in the foreground. On the hills in the background lies the village Hittnau. — Minolta XD-7, 26 October 2003

KEZO Hinwil: The waste incineration plant KEZO (Kehrichtverbrennungsanlage Zürcher Oberland) at Hinwil. — Minolta XD-7, 26 October 2003

Upper Wetzikon: The district in upper Wetzikon where my parents and my sister lived. My mother didn't know that we were in a hot air balloon. I called her on the mobile phone and told her to step out and look for a hot air ballon. If you see a white dot on a terrace, that's her waving a blanket. — Minolta XD-7, 26 October 2003

Gravel Pit Bäretswil: Yet another gravel pit. This time nearby the village Bäretswil. — Minolta XD-7, 26 October 2003

Bachtel, Lake Zurich and the Alps: View from a hot air ballon. The hill in the foreground is the Bachte. Behind you can see Lake Zurich and the dam between Rapperswil and Pfäffikon/SZ. The two islands are Lützelau and Ufenau. On the horizon the Swiss Alps. — Minolta XD-7, 26 October 2003

Forest with snow: View from a hot air ballon to a farm house in a snow-covered forest, somewhere in the area of the Töss valley. — Minolta XD-7, 26 October 2003

Swiss Alps: View from a hot air ballon above Töss valley towards Swiss Alps.