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 below. 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!
In later 2023, Kathy will tackle the Adlerweg trail, 200 miles across Austria. Her trip photos and commentary will follow!
2020 – 2022: COVID and other restrictions prevented Kathy from enjoying her annual distance hikes.
The following links provide insights into my planning and training processes.
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