Tag Archive: backpacking

Westweg Day 11: Kendern – Basel

Last day of a trek is almost always bitter sweet. No matter if or how much your aching body wants to be done, no matter how much your brain tells you to celebrate… Continue reading

Westweg Day 10: Hut Kinney – Kendern

The rain came unexpected. I was glad we put the tent fly on. We did it out of concern for condensation which we got none of but it saved us from jumping up… Continue reading

Westweg Day 9: Hotel Am Bach, Hinterzanten – Hut Kinney

Summer is fading. The colors slowly started to turn. The change was most visible in the open meadows bellow Feldberg, the highest mountain in Germany North of the Alps where the grasses were… Continue reading

Westweg Day 7: Büchereck – Gasthaus Hirschen

Day seven in the Black Forest. I think we are getting a feel of what hiking the Appalachian Trail might be like as the path leads mostly through wooded areas with an occasional… Continue reading

Westweg Day 5: Ruhestein – Hark

It was another day of pleasant walking, mix of forest and ridge lines with views. Similar scenery we saw during previews days on the trail but the terrain around us was now progressively… Continue reading

Westweg Day 3: Dobel – Wegscheid Hütte

The forest was fragrant today. As the moisture of yesterday’s rain evaporated, it lifted the scent of dump wood which mixed with the scent of freshly cut logs, piled neatly along the path… Continue reading

Westweg Day 2: Birkenfeld – Dobel

After a lazy morning, we enjoyed a lazy day of trekking. The terrain wasn’t challenging and so we had plenty of opportunities to notice small things in our surroundings. First of all we… Continue reading

TMB – Day 10: Refuge Elena – Champex

The wind we thought would blow forever. There was no relief whatsoever during the night or in the morning. A thought occurred to me when we were packing the tent, carefully holding onto… Continue reading

TMB – Day 9: Refuge Le Randonneur – Refuge Elena

Courmayeur was a very nice town, clean with lovely houses spread through the valley. We stopped at a grocery store to pick up more bread and sausage, and in the pharmacy to get… Continue reading

TMB – Day 8: Refuge des Mottets – Refuge Le Randonneur

“Should be take the ski lift down to town?” Dave asked. We were just about an hour of walking away from Italian town called Courmayeur which we though would be our final destination… Continue reading