Category: Europe

Europe Hikes

Week 16 – 1000 Mile Challenge

Do it for the Mountains! Another low mileage week, but did get two pretty good 6 mile runs in at the gym this past week. I took Monday and Tuesday off because I was so sore from the 25 mile backpacking trip we did…

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Silvretta-Stausee to Wiesbadenerhutte – Austria

An Austrian Alps Snowshoe Adventure Location: Silvretta Alps, Austria Elevation Gain: 2,250 feet Mileage: 17.2 miles Difficulty: Moderately Difficult Type: Snowshoe Background Berggasthof Hotel Piz Buin and Wiesbadenerhutte are high alpine mountain huts. Mountain huts are generally in the mountains and are only accessible…

Ratikon Tour

Where: Switzerland Mileage: ~40 miles Difficulty: Strenuous Hut to Hut Ratikon Tour See video of trip below. The Rätikon is a mountain range situated on the borders of Austria, Switzerland and Liechtenstein. The highest peak is under 3000 meters, the advantage to this range is…

Rustic Canyon Loop – Will Rogers State Park

Where: Will Rogers State Park Mileage: 5.0 miles Difficulty: Easy Elevation gain: 200 feet Recommended: Water, picnic stuff To get to the trailhead: Take Sunset Boulevard at the light turn north Will Rogers State Park Road. Drive about 3/4 of a mile up the…

Grindelwald – Lauterbrunnen (Kleine Scheidegg)

Where: Grindelwald, Kleine Scheidegg, Lauterbrunnen: Bernese Alps Mileage: 11.25 miles Difficulty: Medium Recommended: Lots of water Our hike began in the valley at the foot of the Bernese Alps from the town of Gringelwald. The town sits at 1034m. Before we dive into the…

Hochleckenhaus via Klienklause: Austrian Alps

6:30 pm.  hits and we still decide to climb up to Hochleckenhaus (1572 meters). In the beginning we stood next to a picturesque lake. The first part of this hike was fairly easy for only 15 minutes. Then the challenge was on; going through…