Category Archives: Hiking Europe

Murren, Sunday morning 18 Aug

What a gorgeous morning in this quiet car free village… We have been so fortunate with the weather. A 7-8 hour hike ahead. It’s gonna be a great day in the mountains!

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Obersteinberg to Murren to Thun (13th August)

Murren is a small, car-free village with unbelievable views of the Bernese Alps. It is surrounded by fields laced with hiking trails and it is a wonderfully quiet place. From here we took the train over to the cable car, down to Lauterbrunnen, train to Interlaken Ost changing to train to Thun, where we are tonight.

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Wengen to Obersteinberg (12 Aug)

The valley was originally settled during a period known as the Walser migrations during the 13th and 14th centuries. Farmers from the canton of Wallis came from the south, over the mountains, and built a number of small communitites high above the flood-prone river. These year-round settlements do not exist anymore (the valley is covered in snow and prone to avalanches in the winter), but a handful of small farms, and some small inns remain. Obersteinberg is a simple and remote mountain inn stting on a sunny slope just above the treeline. It has been an inn since the late […]

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Recovery! (we think)

Great news from the Zurich airport today; a plastic bag containing (at least some of) our missing items was sent to Lost and Found. My butterfly jacket is in there!! (Not sure about Scott`s one missing flip flop; he would really like to have it… putting his hiking boots back on after the end of a long day and a shower is not too fun..) They are shipping the bag to Thun, where we rent motorcycles Wednesday morning…holding thumbs!

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Grindelwald to Eigergletscher; train to Wengen

Took the train from Grindelwald up to Alpiglen, leaving the development and (most of) the tourists behind… Grindelwald was hopping! (height of tourist season, Sunday, big mountain bike race, etc.) We would meet up with lots of tourists again at the base of the Eiger glacier (it`s also where the Jungfraujoch train takes people up to the `Top of Europe` just below Jungfrau peak…a very popular day trip) There were especially loads of tourists from India to Japan… like 80% (of the people we saw; not of Asia) We opted for the higher Eiger Trail since we decided to skip […]

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Mark & Shauna Trieb

We’re Mark and Shauna Trieb and we live in Dallas, Texas. We are actuaries-turned-adventurers and one of the truisms that guides us is: “Life is not a dress rehearsal.” So, we’re doing our best to see, meet, try, and inspire as many places, people, experiences and adventures, as we can during our one shot at life. Read More

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