Aug 9, 2010 - 1:59 AM
I am an American yogini focused on healing our world this lifetime. I am about to embark on my first journey to Europe, landing in the Black Forest in Germany for a little work, then I would like to spend a week hiking in the Alps. I need some advice on where to go if this is my only chance to hike in the Alps this lifetime.
I am 44, in good shape (it's the yoga, silly!) but I have a slight injury in one knee that slows me down a bit. I have been a technical rock climber in years past and done a fair bit of mountain hiking (several peaks, 13,000 ft.). I love to get up high, take a challenge to reach a peak or a view, rough it, hike where the crowds don't go. I love to be alone in nature. Maybe that is not possible here but I don't mind taking a difficult route to get away from the crowds. I love water -- waterfalls, lakes and mountain meadows full of wildflowers. I wouldn't mind hiking in some snow (have good boots) to reach a peak but don't want to spend the whole week in snow. I don't mind sheep, I love animals but getting away from human structures is a goal. I'd love to hike 2 solid days, set up camp, and spend 1 1/2 to 2 days day hiking a high-ish remote-ish area and then return.
Any ideas of where to go?
Thanks for your help.