Dec 6, 2018 - 10:29 PM
in reply to TonyAlfson
I think yours is a great idea. You will discover areas of Switzerland not too much visited by foreign tourists. But you must absolutely consider Slowpoke's and Lucas' remarks, they make sense. March is absolutely too early to go to Moleson. And, indeed, practice camping with all involved friends in advance. And what is exactly your hiking experience? It should be on 6-hour hikes in a mountaineous area, if possible by bad weather. Not just from the car park to Cucumber Falls (this is a 10-minute hike that was advised to me when I wanted to hike in Pennsylvania...)
Don't search the appropriate backpack on the internet, get the advice from a professional salesman. 55 liters should be appropriate. Bächli, in Lausanne ( www.baechli-bergsport.ch/fr/filial e/lausanne.htm ), is a good outdoor sports shop. Your boots will be as important as your backpack, but you should wear them before this hike.
I have hiked in the area, from Montreux to Col de Jaman, and from there to Montbovon. Based on that, I would say that from Montreux to Moleson you would need three to four days.