Tag Archive: mountains

Westweg Day 8: Gasthaus Hirschen – Hotel Am Bach, Hinterzanten

From the first morning steps, we knew we would sweat. Even at 8:30 a.m. the air was already warm. And still. Windmills on a hill near the trail did not move an inch… 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 6: Hark – Büchereck

I have never seen more mushrooms in my life. Boletes. Shaggy parousels. More boletes. Hundreds of boletes. Do Germans ever go mushrooming? Seriously. I though I died and went to mycological heaven. We… 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

HR – Day 1: Champex-Lac to Le Châble

“You really live up to your trail name,” Dave said as we packed today. We have just finished Tour du Mont Blanc yesterday afternoon and he was hoping for a rest day while… 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

TMB – Day 7: Les Contamines-Montjoie – Refuge des Mottets

The feeling of guilt for taking a day off melted away as soon as I looked up and saw beautiful peaks perched against perfectly blue sky. The moody feel of yesterday would have… Continue reading