Hiking in the Alps - summer 2009

1:04 p.m. on January 30, 2010 (EST)
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Hi All,

I just found this forum and thought some of you might enjoy looking at some sunny pictures. I dunno where you are, but it is cloudy and cold here in Seattle! We went on the trip last summer and spent three weeks walking in France, Italy, and Switzerland.

I already post in another forum so here are links to the trip reports. Enjoy!

Tour of Mont Blanc http://www.nwhikers.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=7978415&highlight=

Day hikes around the Matterhorn http://www.nwhikers.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=7978459&highlight=

3:06 p.m. on January 30, 2010 (EST)
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Awesome photos ... and amazing weather.

If you have more trip reports, even older ones, please post!

6:00 p.m. on January 30, 2010 (EST)
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Several years ago a Swiss friend suggested going to Saas Fee a valley or so over from St.Moritz and Zermat. There is a wonderful hiking trail that connects the valley's. It was like hiking through one of those Swiss calendars. There a plenty of day hikes out of there, too, including on glaciers where summer skiing is available. There are no cars allowed in the town.
http://www.saas-fee.ch/en/welcome.cfm

There is a system of huts in the swiss and Austrian alps,too. "Hut hopping" is a great way to hike similar to the hut system in the NH Whites..meals and clean bunk rooms.

Hey, silly traveler, you could make your own Swiss calendar with those wonderful photos!

12:49 p.m. on February 12, 2010 (EST)
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Nice. I did the TMB with my wife and two daughters in 2006, mostly the same route with a few minor variations, but we stayed mostly in different places. We just bought a little guide book and went free-form, had one refuge or gite d'etappe call the next to reserve a place every day. Fell in with a Belgian and an Australian couple for the last week or so. Only one wet day. Here's the first of a few web pages on the trip and a follow-up hike in the Aravis.

http://web.mac.com/rstrimbe/2006%3A_Summer_in_France/Chamonix.html

In the menu bar at the top there's also a link to slide show with more pictures from the trip and others from that year.

Also, since Rambler plugged the AMC huts in NH (my wife worked for them for 5 years), I'll put in yet another plug for our huts here in Norway -- some of the nicest and least crowded huts i have seen anywhere. Read all about them here:

http://www.norwayhut2hut.com/Home.html

Enjoy!

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