We are back in the US after a wonderful time hiking the Haute Route in the Alps. We certainly found the Alps to be very challenging both physically and mentally. We enjoyed the beauty of all we saw and
Barb and I want to thank you for setting things up for our journey. The accommodations and food were excellent. Specifically we really enjoyed our accommodations in Zermatt . That was a first class hotel in every way.
The cabs on the trail each had their unique character. The other hotels were well located, had nice rooms and great meals. The only one that could be improved would be the MontCollon in Arolla which had outstanding meals, but was a bit more run down than the other hotels we stayed in. (Update 2019: The MontCollon is now closed and we stay in other lodges.) Every hotel had knowledge of Bill Russell (in a positive sense) and most of the time for meals we were identified as simply Bill. We hiked in sun, rain, and a fairly strong snow storm when we went from Dix to Arolla. Snow in August was a new experience for all of us.
Thanks again for arranging a great vacation for us.