Chapter 7

Haute Times on the Haute Route: 2000 

Mile for mile, the Haute Route between Chamonix, France and Zermatt, Switzerland is one of the most scenic in the world. But being in the heart of Europe, this isn’t a totally remote wilderness trail. In this lighthearted story of a ramble through the Alps, the solitude-loving, self-sufficient author takes the advice of a fellow trekker he encounters along the way and learns to appreciate a different kind of scenic backpacking experience.