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The Art of Photography

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This is the first in a series of blog posts exploring the art (and fun!) of photography. We hope to help you take better pictures whether you’re using a camera phone or a professional DSLR. From exploring your own backyard to travelling to far-off destinations, photography is a great way to observe, record, and connect   Continue Reading →

Swiss Alps Flower Primer Part 2

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If you missed Part 1 of our Alps wildflower primer, be sure to check it out too.  Summer in the Swiss Alps seems to burst forth daily with new flowers.  Here are some of the most recent gems. Koch’s Gentian: Gentiana acaulis is endemic to Europe and found in mountain areas in Central and southern Europe.  It   Continue Reading →

Swiss Flower Primer Part 1

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The flowers in the Alps are beyond compare.  It seems that every few days new varieties pop up.  Early June is a great time to visit to see full meadows of color, and after that, the cows start to eat them, and farmers start to cut the lower fields for hay.  But there are tons   Continue Reading →

First Impressions of Switzerland: a hike to Rotstockhutte

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As a new guide for Alpinehikers I arrived in Switzerland with eyes wide and feet ready to move. What would I learn this summer? Where would I go? Who would I meet? Only one way to find out . . . by hitting the trail. On my first morning in Switzerland I awake to clear   Continue Reading →