Trail: Furka Location: Realp, Switzerland Type: Mountain hiking trail and Alpine hiking trail Distance: 6km, Duration: 4h30m (ROUTE) Switzerland/Austria Hikes Main Page This occurred on our transition day from Samedan (SE Switzerland) to our Airbnb in Leukerbad (West Switzerland).  Our original list of hikes were either too long or out of the way to permit... Continue Reading →


Trail: Fürstensteig Location: Liechtenstein Difficulty: Mountain hiking trail with Alpine Hiking trail sections Distance: 6.09km, Duration: 3:24:33 (ROUTE) The trail started out on an easy ascent through lush greenery.  The 1st wooden cross (Fürstensteig, 1666m) did not take long to reach.  Although not technically a summit cross, it was nonetheless a good commemorative stop!  Just... Continue Reading →

Hohe Köpfe

Trail: Hohe Köpfe Location: Rätikon, Austria Difficulty: Mountain hiking trail with Alpine Hiking trail sections Distance: 18.86km, Duration: 9:22:46 (ROUTE) Switzerland/Austria Hikes Main Page The day started at the parking lot with our heads down, spending too much time meticulously getting the mud out of our hiking boot treads with twigs.  Worth it!  They were... Continue Reading →


Trail: Schäfler Location: Wasserauen, Appenzell, Switzerland Type: Mountain hiking trail Distance: 16.51km, Duration: 7:59:16 (ROUTE) Switzerland/Austria Hikes Main Page En route to the hike, we had the best welcome to Appenzell by driving directly into the Appenzell cattle alpine descent proceeding where farmers in traditional clothing brought their cows from the alps back to the... Continue Reading →


Trail: Fürstin-Gina-Weg (Furstin Gina Path) Location: Malbun, Liechtenstein Type: Mountain hiking trail Distance: 15km, Duration: 7:09:31 (ROUTE) Switzerland/Austria Hikes Main Page This was the only rainy (and chilly) day on the trip - my one chance to deck out in my snazzy waterproof gear! Before hitting this trail in Malbun (pronounced "Mal-boon"), I already battled... Continue Reading →

1st MTB Experience

Winter came for a visit again, thanks to whoever invited it.  With riding plans this weekend, my standard dropped to "Just be dry, please!" as I begged on all fours.  Even THAT was too much to ask for!  This morning, I woke up  to a thin layer of snow in my backyard, trees swaying in... Continue Reading →

Squash Gang at Port Dalhousie

An impulsive bike trip at Port Dalhousie, St. Catharines with the squash gang.  The original plan to tackle the hills at Milton was scrapped when I got invited to this outing last Wednesday.  It won't be a training ride but I couldn't pass up on the social aspect of a group ride, plus I have... Continue Reading →

Wasaga Nordic

I made a last minute decision late last night to go cross-country skiing today at Wasaga Nordic!  I've only started skiing last year & I didn't particularly enjoyed it.  I recall being frustrated with the slowness - I could walk faster!!  I wanted to give it another chance due to my interest in endurance sports. ... Continue Reading →

1st Nordic Experience

My bro & I decided to go Cross Country Skiing today for the 1st time.  It was an impulsive plan we devised last night out of nowhere.  I used to go downhill skiing every winter as a child, but I never liked it.....mostly because I hate falling & risk hitting a tree.  So I haven't gone... Continue Reading →

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