Category Archives: Hiking

Wonders Along My Way I

In a way, every single one of my hikes is a wonder. Already the fact that I live in the mountains with access to a countless number of magnificent trails is something of a miracle and something you think you’d … Continue reading

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Early Morning Energy

Waking up at five doesn’t bother me; I just love getting up with the sun. I do my morning sit-ups, oil pulling, water the garden, have a steady bircher müesli breakfast – blog post will follow 😉 – and pack … Continue reading

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My Backpack is My Home

As the season of daylong hikes has started, my backpack becomes one of the most important parts of my experience. I need to pack things to keep me warm and safe, I need food and water, a small emergency kit, … Continue reading

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Magical Meetings

There is so much happiness inside me when I am out hiking – just the fact of walking in Nature! Sometimes, however, this happiness turns into pure bliss, and that is when I have an encounter with a wild animal. … Continue reading

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Heading Downwards

Up in the mountains, the end of winter is always a bit difficult for hikers. There is not enough snow left to really enjoy snowshoeing, but still too much to walk without them higher up – you get wet feet … Continue reading

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Wonderfully Warm Wool

When we freeze, we tense up. Is that why people living in warmer southern countries seem to be so much more relaxed than their brothers and sisters up north…? A good way to prevent us from spending the whole cold … Continue reading

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Early Mornings

We all have different biological clocks. There are people who aren’t really awake until after lunch, even if their working schedule forces them to be up and running already at 7 AM. Other people enjoy waking up with the birds, … Continue reading

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Refreshed by Winter

Winter solitude in a world of one colour the sound of wind. Matsuo Basho I say winter, and I guess you think ”snow”. Alas, many places winter are not sparkling white at all, but mainly grey, humid and windy. We … Continue reading

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My Body is My Temple

“Don’t you realise that the body is the temple of the Holy Spirit?” (1 Corinthians 6:19) Most of us probably do, but do we live out the real meaning of this quote: a harmonious unity of body and mind; equal, … Continue reading

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In Between Seasons

Summer still lingers on up here: temperatures at midday are around 25C and I’ve been able to hike in shorts and sleeveless tops. Every day like this is a precious gift, and very consciously I enjoy the fresh breeze against … Continue reading

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