Today basically started last night because I did not sleep at all. The bunks creaked whenever someone moved an inch the entire bunk bed would creak, there was thunderstorms all night, and it was a very uncomfortable bed. We woke up to lighting and thunder. We quickly ate the provided breakfast which was so unappetizing […]Read More Hail.
Day 3 of the hike! An “easy” day, at least on paper. 9.1 miles and just over 4,000 feet in gain and 1,300 in loss. Legit, but much easier than the last two days. But then there’s the reality that nothing is easy on the TMB, even the, much needed “rest” days. I was awoken […]Read More Day 6: Les Contamines to Refugio Elisabetta
Things finally started getting interesting on the trail today. Days 1 and 2 were pretty typical hiking days for me. They were beautiful and they were steps toward the much bigger goal. Today was that as well, but it was also more of the adventure I was hoping for. We all slept poorly last night. […]Read More TMB Phase 3
Today was once again a good eats day. It did start bad though. The breakfast that was provided to us was not good it was a yogurt and cereal and the yogurt was not good. Very sour. I did eat some bread though. A but into our hike we stopped and got some food and […]Read More Day 7
Day two on the trail! There is so much to say, but I don’t know if there are words to describe the agony, the joy, the pain, the rewards. I’ll do my best. In the past two days we’ve hiked 25.58 miles and climbed 8,430 feet. According to my app, which has been a bit […]Read More Day 5: La Contamines to Les Chapieux
Tonight we’re writing from L’Auberge de la Nova. The plan was for Molly and I to have a glass of wine while we did this, but the “town” we’re in is too small to have a place that sells glasses of wine. So we had to settle for buying the entire bottle, at 12€ that […]Read More TMB Stage 2