Jan 2, 2017 - 10:31 PM
in reply to kim11
I have some older Leki poles that are short enough to fit in my large duffel bag. I've worn out one in 30 years and am down to one, but it still goes in my checked luggage. I think it is still possible to get ones that collapse short enought to fit in a large duffel bag, but certainly not in a carry on.
As I said to Katie a bit earlier...I like to travel light, but once I take my hiking gear, it is not easy. I am also blessed or cursed with large feet and wear US size 15 Lowas. Good for walking on water, perhaps, but a pair of those goes along way toward filling a carryon. ;-(
By the way, I stopped at the Schönegg in Wengen on the night of the 17th of December. Caroline Ogi was nice, and the staff were very helpful and pleasant, but it was only he second night of the season, and their systems were not working well. Meal service was variable. I ate early. When it got busy, the service became erratic. Food was good. English version of menus did not match German; I needed help with a translation on one description and the English did not say the same thing. I usually need no help. I usually read the German...kein Problem. The operation needed a little fine tuning. I'll try them again in the Spring. They open June 8th.