Outdoor adventures, mostly gravel rides, but not always

Stoos SZ - Lidernenhütte

A scenic walk to a fantastic SAC hut in the mini Dolomites of Zentralschweiz


An easy walking tour from Stoos SZ to the Lindernenhütte SAC.


Picturesque alpine lake in a beautiful valley

Sherpherd hut

A short, but steep, hike to an alpine lake and wildflower-filled meadow.

Zermatt - Sunnegga - Tufteren

Winter walk through small villages with numerous Matterhorn views


A long winter walk from Zermatt to Tufteren. We thought the trail looped from Tufteren back to Zermatt but were told it was a summer only trail. Concerned we were running low on light, we walked back to Sunnegga and returned to Zermatt.

Näfels - Mühlehorn

A point to point walk highlighted by an old bridge

Looking down the valley

A point-to-point between small villages highlighted by an old stone bridge.

Chriesiwanderung (Walchwil to Zug)

Walk across the eastern shore of Lake Zug connects the centuries-old cherry and chestnut cultivations of Zug and Walchwil

Sweeping views to Lake Zug

We were looking for a simple walk in the unpredictable April weather and decided on a walk above the Lake Zug and through woods.


A pristine winter landscape, stunning views, and easy walking on groomed trails

Some blue skies and views to the mountains

After a long week at work, I didn’t have the energy for a full day of cross country skiing. Looking for something to do outside but a bit less taxing, I read about the winterwanderweg opportuntiies at Flumersberg, the local resort for all those living in Zürich. This seemed an ideal compromise.

Rachel Lake

A wet, muddy, cold, and colorful hike in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness

Fall colors on the shores of Rachel Lake

The vast majority of my hiking takes place in, and around, Olympic National Park because it doesn’t require a ferry ride. Wanting to see some fall colors, I reviewed some of the popular hikes in the I90 corridor on the WTA site and Rachel Lake was a frequent addition and the photos suggested wonderful fall scenery would be on display.

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