Tag Archives: Hiking


Tales from the Trail: Ed Muckerman

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You meet some people in this life that you will always think of with fondness and appreciation.  Hopefully you’re able to cross paths with them again and share another trail together, but, either way, their remarkable kindness and tenacity continue to inspire you long after you’re back home from your shared adventure.  Ed is one   Continue Reading →

Hiking the Tour de Monte Rosa

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Learn about the historic roots of the Tour de Monte Rosa hiking route, a gorgeous and wild loop from Zermatt through Italy around Switzerland’s tallest mountain. Multi-Country hut-to-hut hiking on the Tour de Monte Rosa Walking the Tour de Monte Rosa (TMR) route through Italy and Switzerland, an unfolding gallery of panoramic mountains, quaint villages,   Continue Reading →

How to Make Casunziei: an Unexpected Pasta Delight from the Dolomites

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While hiking the Alps in the summer months, I’ve often found myself in what feels like an unending walk uphill, where – as much as I love hiking – the more I pick up my feet, the taller the mountain seems to get. Although my logical brain is happy enough to take a breath, look   Continue Reading →

Go Ahead, Put Your Feet Up

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Tired, sore legs after a long day on the trail? Put your legs up the wall.  I distinctly remember a thought occurring to me during a particularly long day out on the trail. My feet hurt, my ankles were swollen and I had some hot spots. I was ready to kick my shoes off, but   Continue Reading →

Introducing New England with a Self-Guided Sea to Summit

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Although it’s a little outside Alpinehikers’ normal range, Gloucester, Massachusetts has too much summertime appeal to pass up on your way to the best trails in the northeast.  This small city, forty-five minutes north of Boston, boasts over 4,000 acres of conservation land dotted with trails that lead to hidden ocean views and pre-colonial building   Continue Reading →

Sunrise in Tahoe

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“Early morning is the sweetest time of day, any day. That’s when your senses are keenest, your mind liveliest, your heart most alive and hopeful” – Edward Abbey No matter what you think of Ed Abbey, he got some things right. Early morning is the best, most enriching part of the day. Plus, you get   Continue Reading →

It’s hard to be bored in Colorado

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Colorado is a state with a hiking problem. Or maybe it’s an outdoor activity problem in general, though hiking is the main draw to this recreational capital. But whether it’s hiking, biking, skiing, river rafting, horses, or another of the many highlights of this landlocked headwaters state, it’s likely some type of outdoor pursuit that   Continue Reading →

Travel With All 5 Senses

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Everyone has a different reason for visiting the mountains. Maybe you want to take an active vacation. Perhaps you want to create lasting memories with family and friends. Or possibly it’s been on your bucket list for years and you’re finally ready to set dates and book your tour. Whatever your reason, you know you’ll   Continue Reading →

5 Key Components to Preparing for a Post-Injury Hiking Trip

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We understand the importance of physical and mental preparedness when it comes to enjoying your adventures in the Alps.  To put some resources at your fingertips, we’ve teamed up with Becki Rupp from Trailblazer Wellness to explore how a personal trainer can help you get trail ready. In this series, we’ll explore a number of   Continue Reading →

Hotel Schwarzwaldalp: Home is Where the Heart Is

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There are many elements of a hotel that make it a good one, and there are certainly plenty of good ones to be found in the Alps.  It might be the gourmet restaurant, the superb wine selection, the panoramic view, etc… Whatever it is, combine a few of these elements in the same place and   Continue Reading →