Jun 1, 2015 - 8:20 PM
This July, I will be hiking the Swiss national route 1/via alpina/Alpenpassroute: www.via-alpina.org/en/page/246 /the-green-trail
I've got good hiking and camping experience and I have been hiking a little bit in Switzerland before but never more than day hikes. I know that there is, of course, an excellent system of mountain huts in Switzerland. However, I'd really prefer to camp when I can since I prefer the solitude and it's just more enjoyable to me that way.
I already know that Switzerland has pretty strict regulations on camping. From this SAC brochure, it seems like it's fine to camp above the tree line in the meadows: www.sac-cas.ch/nc/umwelt/natur vertraeglicher-bergsport/campieren-biwakieren.html?cid=1094&did=1011757&s echash=04c90579
I know it will be quite chilly at night and I'm definitely prepared for that in terms of gear/clothing. I just have some questions about the camping:
1) If there is a mountain hut nearby, how far would I generally have to camp away from it? Will the hut managers get annoyed if they see my tent from a distance? I'm obviously not planning to use any of the hut facilities, but I've heard that the hut managers may frown upon it
2) If anyone has ever hiked all or part of the trail, can you comment on feasibility of camping along the different stages of the trail? In terms of terrain, are there particular sections/stages that would be too rugged to consider camping on?
Much thanks for any help you guys can provide!
Last modified on Jun 1, 2015 - 9:43 PM by jdongg