Instant waterfall in Switzerland

This day was one of the relatively few days that the weather failed us while traveling. We had awoken early in the morning and taken the funicular from Lauterbrunnen to Grutschalp, then hiked to Mürren, with plans of taking the cable car up to Schilthorn. Unfortunately, Schilthorn was hidden behind the clouds with the exception of a very brief time when the sun came out, just enough to get our hopes up before the clouds rolled back in. Instead, we continued our hike to Gimmelwald, then down to Stechelberg, a beautiful hike through the Swiss countryside that was for the most part pleasant but at times dampened by the intermittent rain. We arrived in Stechelberg and found the bus stop to take the bus through the valley back to Lauterbrunnen, then made the not so wise decision to walk through the valley, as it did look quite nice and it seemed as though the rain had stopped. Wrong. Fifteen minutes or so later the skies opened up and we were caught in a torrential downpour with no place to take shelter and no choice to continue our walk to Lauterbrunnen soaking wet. The one positive was that the heavy rain caused tons of waterfalls to instantaneously appear on the cliffs on either side of the Lauterbrunnen Valley. I managed to quickly snap this photo of this waterfall without getting my camera too wet.

Waterfall in heavy rain in the Lauterbrunnen Valley in Switzerland

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