All tagged hiking

Misadventures in Gimmelwald, Switzerland

We stood staring for several long minutes, trying to catch our breath – a joke in the oxygen-thin air. The contrast of white and green hurt our eyes, the shock of cold air hurt our overworked lungs. We tracked the melting glacial ice from the mountaintops down into the swollen valley streams, trying to comprehend the great distance we had covered on foot.

That Time I Hiked to France

Lessons learned? Honestly, you can prepare as much as you want (and as a cautious, nerdy traveler I highly recommend it) but sometimes you can still literally end up in the wrong country. It may not be the hike you planned, but it can still be lovely.