After a conversation with Anna and Frank we were convinced that, if we wanted to get a hike in before the Alps became covered in snow, we had to act sooner rather than later. Â We hopped on a train bright and early Monday (Labor Day) and got off in Kufstein, Austria, a very cute little town.
We had brought a few trail suggestions with us but when we went to the information desk near the train station the woman told us the hike we had picked out was five hours â€“ one way. Since this was only a day hike for us we decided that maybe that wasnâ€™t our best option. Â According to our map there were many trails just on the other side of town, so off we went. Â I explained to Brian that, being raised in the woods, I had this â€œsuper smellingâ€ ability to find fresh air. Â I love him dearly, he didnâ€™t question me at all and soon enough we came to the base of an Alp, with a trailhead. The trails that were on the sign werenâ€™t at all on the map â€“ at least where we thought we were on the map. That didnâ€™t dissuade us and up we went.