From start to finish the Trail du Mont Blanc is pure eye candy for any hiker. Passing through three countries and circumnavigating Western Europe’s highest peak, there’s rarely a moment when your view isn’t dominated by a craggy, glacial peak cut by mile-high waterfalls cascading into emerald-green meadows. @ Scott_kranz, myself, and our wives, Jill and Kelly, set out to complete this 105-mile trek over seven days earlier this summer, gawking at world-class views by day and relaxing in quaint alpine refuges by night, and eating a whole lot of cheese along the way.
By the second day of our TMB trek, it had become clear that delightful surprises were around every corner of trail and over every mountain pass. After hiking up and over the Col du Bonhomme, we dropped into this pristine valley, which was straight out of a fairytale. Approaching our second-night hut, we soaked up views of the snowy peaks overhead as well as the lush greenery and wildflowers along the trail.
Photos: @nickrlake and @scott_kranz #WhyIHike