Welcome to Hiketreks!
I am happiest when hiking! My hiking buddies and I train with day hikes in the mountains of Northern California and in the San Francisco Bay Area. Every year we tackle a 2 to 3 week trek, usually in Europe. While I love to hike, I’m not too crazy about carrying a lot of camping gear, so we stay in mountain huts, B&Bs or small hotels, carrying much lighter packs!
Check out my detailed (but not turn-by-turn) trip writeups. Or, if you are just here for the pics, there is no shortage of Instaworthy scenery, Swiss cows wearing bells and fun people I have met along the way!
2019 – Day Hiking from Bozeman, Montana
2019 – The Cotswold Way (Southern England)
2019 – The North Downs Way (South East England)
2017 – The Traumpfad or “Dreamway” Trek
2016 Alpine Pass Route
2015 Offa’s Dyke Path
2014 – Waterton National Park and Glacier National Park
(Canada and US)
2013 – Dachsteinrundwanderweg (“Dachstein circular hike”)
2011 – Tour du Mont Blanc (France/Italy/Switzerland)
2010 – Coast to Coast (England) west to east
2009 – Coast to Coast (England) east to west
The following links provide insights into my planning and training processes.
Clothing, Gear and Preparation.
As you read these blogs, realize that my intention is to give you a flavor of the walk, not a turn-by-turn narrative.
Now available! “Hiketreks: Trekking in Wales and Ireland” – a hardbacked, 158 page, full-color volume of my hikes in southern Ireland and of “Offa’s Dyke Path” – the length of the Welsh border with the UK. This volume contains the pictures and text presented with those hikes in the 2015 and 2018 hikes listed above. To purchase, follow the link: Hiketreks: Happiest when Hiking: Trekking in Ireland and Wales: Wharton, Kathy: 9781950562404: Amazon.com: Books