Aug 15, 2015 - 3:53 PM
in reply to bally
<<"PS we are 3 hiking newbies;fit;willing but no experience. have been walking 4 miles 3x per week on CX trails with lots of hills but nothing like I'm seeing in the pix.">>
You should be good to go. Good hiking boots are desirtable. Just keep in mind that you are at relatively high altitude. which may slow you down or cause you to pant a bit. Maybe allow a few extra minutes.
Once you are there inSwitzerlasnd, you will realize that -"Walking is a legitimate form of public transportation". ;-)
And, that a few hills don't slow the Swiss down very much.. Consider the trail signs given in times to be reasonable estimates for people who walk just as fast up and down hills as on level ground. ;-(