Oct 15, 2013 at 12:30 pm #1308766
Maia JordanBPL Member
@maiaLocale: Rocky Mountains
Companion forum thread to:Oct 16, 2013 at 12:41 pm #2034707
John MyersBPL Member
@dallasLocale: North Texas
Good report and photos.
The scenery there is spectacular!Oct 16, 2013 at 1:32 pm #2034727
@hknewmanLocale: Western US
If only I had the time off…Oct 16, 2013 at 2:02 pm #2034735
@jaseLocale: A tent in my backyard - Melbourne
Stunning….inspiring….envious.Oct 16, 2013 at 7:19 pm #2034820
Michael RayBPL Member
I'm curious why camping is prohibited along a 230 mile trail. Are there many gasthaus along the way?Oct 18, 2013 at 10:26 am #2035286
Thomas PfiffnerBPL Member
Most people do it anyway and I never heard of somebody having trouble.
And yes there are alot of mountainhuts and hostels down in the valleysOct 18, 2013 at 2:00 pm #2035354
@rcaffinLocale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
> why camping is prohibited along a 230 mile trail.
Well, there's a huge amount of tourist traffic which could be damaging in very popular areas.
But really the problem is not someone with a small tarp stopping for one night. The problem is the millions of car campers. They tend to stay for several days in one spot and really trash an area. Yes, I know, not all are like that, but enough are. So 'camping' is forbidden.
But in this case, 'camping' really means 'car camping'. What we do is called 'bivouac'. Technically illegal, but often tolerated if you are very discrete and are only there for the evening. Very often you can ask the farmer and he will say 'over there'. At altitude (say >2,500 m) you would normally be ignored.
> Are there many gasthaus along the way?
Huts and gasthaus. That's what we had to learn the first time. We were doubtful that they would want us in their nice little gasthaus, all wet and muddy, but it turned out that >3/4 of the people staying were also walkers. We were told where to put our wet gear. It helps (a lot) if you carry some sort of UL hut slippers.
CheersOct 19, 2013 at 11:27 am #2035555
Thomas PfiffnerBPL Member
I can only agree. You seem to know europe and switzerland pretty well.Oct 20, 2013 at 7:52 pm #2035864
Ken T.BPL Member
So. Like I posted before. And Ryan deletes.
You don't need to be a member to read this article. It was posted in Post Trip Reports last month.
Here it is. Enjoy.
Ryan. please feel free to communicate with me about you deleting my posts. Or just keep doing it without ever giving a reason, like you have been. Your call there Chief.Oct 21, 2013 at 1:22 am #2035918
Peter SBPL Member
Thank you Ken for keeping us updated on what's going on behind the curtains. I'm depressed..Oct 21, 2013 at 9:11 am #2035980
Thanks good read great pics
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