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Author Archives: John Ball

Day 79

Start:  Mittenwald Finish:  Oberau Distance:  16 Total:  1203 Today got off to a great start but as the day went on, the frustration grew. But when it comes right down to it, any day in the Bavarian Alps is a good day so I should stop my complaining.  I had a great rest in Mittenwald … Continue reading »

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Day 78

Start:  Seefeld, Austria Finish:  Mittenwald, Germany Distance:  10 Total:  1187 Today was an easy day in two respects;  short distance and downhill.  I got a great rest last night at Hanna’s Alpengruss B&B in Seefeld. I took my time getting on the road due to the short day so after a great breakfast, I was … Continue reading »

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Day 77

Start:  Innsbruck  Finish:  Seefeld in Tirol Distance:  15 Total:  1177 Today’s walk was another exercise in “dodge the rain.”  After yesterday’s day off, today had me climbing back up in the mountains to the small ski village of Seefeld in Tirol.  As the clerk at the hotel desk this morning described it, it’s where “all … Continue reading »

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Day 76

Start:  Innsbruck  Finish:  Innsbruck  Distance:  0 Total:  1162 Today was a day off, and I needed it. I’m a day ahead of schedule which means I pounded the pavement for the last couple of days to get ahead. It’s nice to just kick back and take a break.  I had a couple of errands I … Continue reading »

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Day 75

Start:  Brenner, Italy Finish:  Innsbruck, Austria Distance:  23 Total:  1162 Today was a milestone day in several respects. First, today marked the halfway point based on walking days for this walk across Europe. Likewise, I have reached the halfway point in miles as well. And finally, immediately upon beginning today’s walk in Brenner, Italy, I … Continue reading »

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Day 74

Start:  Mittewald Finish:  Brenner Distance:  22 Total:  1139 What a day, WHAT A DAY!  I don’t even know where to start. First, I’m not in Italy where I was suppose to be tonight.  I’m actually in Innsbruck, Austria where I’m suppose to be Friday night. I’ll explain that later, but first about last night.  I … Continue reading »

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Day 73

Start:  Klausen Finish:  Mittewald Distance:  17 Total:  1117 Today’s walk took me further into the Dolomites which required a bit of climbing and a lot of detouring on and off Hwy 12 and the bike path.  I got started around 7:45 again today with plans of getting the day behind me before thunderstorms hit later … Continue reading »

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Day 72

Start:  Cariano Finish:  Klausen Distance:  16 Total:  1100 Had another great day walking on the bike trail, even though it was somewhat uphill. Nonetheless, the 16 miles went by fairly quickly.  I got on the road this morning a little earlier than normal in hopes of beating the afternoon thunderstorms. There is an 80% chance … Continue reading »

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Day 71

Start:  Egna Neumarkt Finish:  Cardano Distance:  17 Total:  1084 Today was a productive, uneventful 17 mile walk through the countryside and around the city of Bolzano.  After a good night’s rest and an even better breakfast in the old city hall in Egna, I got on the road at 8:15 this morning. The humidity was … Continue reading »

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Day 70

From:  Lavis To:  Egna Neumarkt Miles:  16 Total:  1067 Another great day walking through the Adige River Valley. Most of the day was spent walking along the bike trail.  It appears bike riding is especially popular on Saturday mornings as the trail was very busy.  I had a great night of sleep at the Sartori’s … Continue reading »

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