Fly into Innsbruck, Austria, drive about 1 hour to Neustift. From there, many options exist to access the mountains huts along the Stubai Rucksack Route. I elected to do a multiday trip that hit 6 of the huts.
Winter conditions can be expected in the fall when I traveled, so be prepared. The rewards of fresh snow on this landscape make it worth the effort to hike during the shoulder seasons. A foot of snow fell one, but most of it quickly melted.
I came upon this alpine tarn during a trek in the Stubai Alps of Austria during the afternoon and saw the potential for a great evening shot if the lighting and weather held. From a compostional standpoint, the FG rocks, reflection, and surrounding peaks seemed to fall into place perfectly. I sat for almost 2 hours watching the lighting change and captured this moment shortly before sunset. I stitched 2 horizontal images vertically to take in the entire scene. A third images was taken to hold the brightest highlights in the sky.