Apr 29, 2012 - 9:57 AM
Long hikes, yes. Less than a week doesn't feel right. I don't have a month to spare. So 2 to 3 weeks is what I'm thinking.
I'm just starting to look into this adventure. To some degree I have a romantic notion of rucksacks and William Tell hats. And of course everyone wants to avoid crowds. So the Walserweg area sounds good. But I'm not focused on the area. To some degree I will settle on a trail for which I can get good info.
I've been to the site you suggested. There are some bits from them in the muddled mass of info I have. http://activityworkshop.net has been about the best source so far. In fact their section on the Via Alpina has me on a hook. If anyone has anything to offer re that trail.....
I must sound silly. Just getting into it. Looked at the Monte Rosa and the Haute Route. For various reasons, not least the info I've stumbled into so far, the Via Aplina comes to the surface.
Just to be conversational, I'm astounded by the preponderance of people doing day hikes. It's not that i don't understand. My wife isn't up to long hikes and she's planning some hub walks. Lots of info around for her plan. Mine is taking a little more digging.
Thanks for you input.