Aug 22, 2018 - 3:48 PM
in reply to Debra
<<"ease of transportation to and from trailheads. You don’t have to worry
about getting back to your camp at the end of a hike, there’s always a
train or bus not too far get you back">>
Some popular trailheads in the Emmental used to have 3 or 4 buses in and out on a Saturday and Sunday, just for hikers.
Now, when you go to those trailheads, there are lots of parked cars. And they are fown to one bus in/out in the AM and one in the PM. Still there enough to help create circular routes.
The place that I really like that kind of "transportation to and from trailheads" is the ridge hikes. Getting a train or cableway up and down at the start and finish really helps my sore knees and lack of fitness for climbing at high altitudes, so I can still enjoy the ridge walks.