A few weekends ago I took a solo hike across the Grande Crête des Vosges (crête is the French word for mountain ridge). What a glorious day it was! It was an easy 25 or so kilometers from start to finish with around 900 m of elevation gain (that kicked my butt).
The southern section of the Vosges really holds my hiking heart. The Munster, Thur and Fecht valleys are three gems that I feel I’ve only begun to discover. This hike allowed me to become more familiar with the Munster and Thur valleys by climbing up to Lauchenkopf (1312 m) and back down. I was blessed with amazing weather and a chance meetings with two kind fellow hikers who shared their unique stories and encouraged me to keep walking and exploring. Done.
Enjoy a few of my favorite photos from the hike below.