Feb 25, 2014 - 4:54 PM
Fabulous post, thank so much jackdebear!
We think September is the best time for ambitious hiking. Typically the weather is the best of the year, with cooler temps (highs in low 70s F) and very little rain. We did the Via Alpina from Sargans to Montreux a couple years ago. Took a leisurely 3 weeks with a 3-4 day on, one day off algorithm. Last week August, first two of September. Only one day did it mist, not rain really, and was cool. That was Klausenpasshöhe day so for sure we had all our gear on by the time we got up top. But perfect, really. And all the inns/huts are still open then.