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Maia
(maia) - MLife

Locale: Rocky Mountains
In 10 Days across Switzerland on 10/15/2013 13:30:01 MDT Print View

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In 10 Days across Switzerland

John Myers
(dallas) - F - MLife

Locale: North Texas
Re: Re: In 10 Days across Switzerland on 10/16/2013 13:41:11 MDT Print View

Good report and photos.

The scenery there is spectacular!

HK Newman
(hknewman) - MLife

Locale: Western US
Re: In 10 Days across Switzerland on 10/16/2013 14:32:00 MDT Print View

If only I had the time off...

jason quick
(jase)

Locale: A tent in my backyard - Melbourne
10 days of awesomeness on 10/16/2013 15:02:33 MDT Print View

Stunning....inspiring....envious.

Michael Ray
(topshot) - MLife

Locale: Midwest
Re: In 10 Days across Switzerland on 10/16/2013 20:19:24 MDT Print View

I'm curious why camping is prohibited along a 230 mile trail. Are there many gasthaus along the way?

always weekend
(alwaysweekend) - MLife
In 10 Days across Switzerland on 10/18/2013 11:26:38 MDT Print View

Most people do it anyway and I never heard of somebody having trouble.
And yes there are alot of mountainhuts and hostels down in the valleys

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: Re: In 10 Days across Switzerland on 10/18/2013 15:00:32 MDT Print View

> why camping is prohibited along a 230 mile trail.
Well, there's a huge amount of tourist traffic which could be damaging in very popular areas.

But really the problem is not someone with a small tarp stopping for one night. The problem is the millions of car campers. They tend to stay for several days in one spot and really trash an area. Yes, I know, not all are like that, but enough are. So 'camping' is forbidden.
But in this case, 'camping' really means 'car camping'. What we do is called 'bivouac'. Technically illegal, but often tolerated if you are very discrete and are only there for the evening. Very often you can ask the farmer and he will say 'over there'. At altitude (say >2,500 m) you would normally be ignored.

> Are there many gasthaus along the way?
Huts and gasthaus. That's what we had to learn the first time. We were doubtful that they would want us in their nice little gasthaus, all wet and muddy, but it turned out that >3/4 of the people staying were also walkers. We were told where to put our wet gear. It helps (a lot) if you carry some sort of UL hut slippers.

Cheers

always weekend
(alwaysweekend) - MLife
In 10 Days across Switzerland on 10/19/2013 12:27:20 MDT Print View

I can only agree. You seem to know europe and switzerland pretty well.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: In 10 Days across Switzerland on 10/20/2013 20:52:54 MDT Print View

So. Like I posted before. And Ryan deletes.

You don't need to be a member to read this article. It was posted in Post Trip Reports last month.

Here it is. Enjoy.

http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=81936







Ryan. please feel free to communicate with me about you deleting my posts. Or just keep doing it without ever giving a reason, like you have been. Your call there Chief.

Peter S (masc. ├╝ber linear logical club)
(prse) - MLife

Locale: Denmark
Post deleted on 10/21/2013 02:22:55 MDT Print View

Thank you Ken for keeping us updated on what's going on behind the curtains. I'm depressed..

Nic Steel
(Leets) - F - M
Way cool on 10/21/2013 10:11:36 MDT Print View

Thanks good read great pics