June 9 – Women Who Hike!

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If you are reading this and you are female, you are welcome to join!

Here are the details for our next hike!

Date:  Saturday, June 9

Time:  10:00

Meeting Point:  Tram 10 – stop Aesch Dorf (we will meet directly at the tram stop).

Route:  We will walk through Aesch, up to the Pfeffingen Castle and possibly on to Ettingen (tram 10).  There are a couple of steady climbs, so bring hiking polls if you wish.

Estimated Time:  3 – 4 hours and roughly 10+ km

Bring:  Plenty of water, snacks, smiles, dogs, but please no children!

Notes on Weather:  If it is raining, stay home, drink a coffee and we will plan another hike in better weather!

Notes on Friends:  Bring a friend because we love to hike with awesome women and the more the merrier!

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Women Who Hike

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Here are the details for our next hike!

Date:  Saturday, June 9

Time:  10:00

Meeting Point:  Tram 10 – stop Aesch Dorf (we will meet directly at the tram stop).

Route:  We will walk through Aesch, up to the Pfeffingen Castle and possibly on to Ettingen (tram 10).  There are a couple of steady climbs, so bring hiking polls if you wish.

Estimated Time:  3 – 4 hours and roughly 10+ km

Bring:  Plenty of water, snacks, smiles, dogs, but please no children!

Notes on Weather:  If it is raining, stay home, drink a coffee and we will plan another hike in better weather!

Notes on Friends:  Bring a friend because we love to hike with awesome women and the more the merrier!

 

Travel Tip – Book the Trip!

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Here is a little tip as simple as it may be… book the trip.  Honestly, do not wait!  This past weekend, we spent three days in utter mountain heaven and I must tell you, I almost didn’t book this trip due to the weather forecast, but then I remembered something that changed everything.  If we always wait for the perfect time, the ideal opportunity, enough money, perfect weather, well hell, we won’t end up doing anything but waiting.  And despite a rainy forecast, we enjoyed two absolutely incredible days of lake exploring and hiking.

So, here are two important take-a ways: 1. book the trip, there is no guarantee of a tomorrow, so go where you want to go, climb the mountains, embrace the push, live the dream and relish in the wonders only the natural world can provide and 2. forget the weather and just go because sometimes the forecast is wrong and the sun really shines on you.  Get some rain gear and embrace it all because we are better for having had the experience than sitting idle in our complacent lives.  Move the mountains, breathe the air and enjoy!

Thanks for an awesome weekend to my crew and a major shout out to our kiddos for enduring some gnarly hikes! In my eyes, you two rock beyond words and this mama is ever so proud!

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A little postcard from Berghaus Aescher where the views are amazing!

Hiking Tip

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After a long day, when your dogs are barking big time, there is nothing better than slipping off those sticky, smelly socks and removing the boots and gliding your feet into flip flops.  Oh, my, gosh…the air on the toes, the freedom to move the feet around and the lack of confinement are all simply incredible.

Seriously people, if you don’t believe me, or if this is not one of your hiking practices already, get into this habit real fast and make your next hiking journey a total A+ experience.

The joy of flip flops, is a simple wonder that fills the heart with utter glee…trust us on this one; even our kids adore flip flops after long hikes!

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*OK, the first sentence is a partial truth, there are loads of things that are and do feel incredible after a long hike, but this is one worth noting.  More awesome post hiking tips to come!