Huts and Trails

The Karwendel Transverse: Hut-to-Hut Trekking in the Alps at its Best

The Karwendel Transverse: Hut-to-Hut Trekking in the Alps at its Best

The next hut-to-hut trek we wanted to explore was the Karwendel Transverse in Tirol, Austria. The weather held, and so a few days after we got back from our hut to hut trek along the Gosaukamm, we decided to set out on our next hiking adventure. Karwendel – I have loved that name from the time […]

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Along the Gosaukamm – An Overview of the 2014 Hut-to-Hut Trek

Along the Gosaukamm – An Overview of the 2014 Hut-to-Hut Trek

The Gosaukamm Hut-to-Hut Trek of 2014  We are putting this trek on a shelf . Some of its segments can be treacherous when wet. It’s a wonderful trek, as I previously described, and it’s well worth doing. But  for this trek to be safe and enjoyable for the perhaps not so experienced hiker, we need […]

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Alpine Huts and Cottages

Alpine Huts and Cottages

What’s a hut, anyhow? Or more to the point, what’s an alpine hut? In German, the word “Hütte” (hut) is a general term for just about any building you might encounter in the Alps, from a simple hay shed to an alpine lodge with more than 100 bed spaces. The alps are populated with huts; in […]

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