There was a knock on the door at 6:00 a.m. It was pouring rain, a decision was made that we would catch the bus to Domodossola instead of making the hike in the rain. It wouldn't be fun having to travel back to the states with wet gear. I had the window over my bed open...Read more
The morning found me sleep deprived, but I was getting use to it. The anticipation and excitement of the days adventure, and the sheer beauty of every mile is what got me out of bed each morning. I didn't know what the day would hold, but I knew we would be crossing back into Italy.
Tuesday, July 28, was to be a layover day, a down day. The hike over Grimselpass was long and a little tough, we needed a day to re-energize. The village of Ulrichen was a perfect place for us to do just that. We arrived in...Read more
I know why it's called Sheep Mountain. Only mountain sheep can prance around on an incline like this. (Is there such a thing as mountain sheep?) Sheep Mountain is part of the Round Mountain trail, and has an elevation gain of 3000' over a 5-mile stretch. I knew the hike up would be a non stop...Read more