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    Default 2016 Alps Interest

    Is there anyone interested in possibly doing an Alps trip sometime next year? I wanted to do one this last September but due to work, lack of interest from friends and a pile of other things I was unable to.

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    Sure! Where are you located?
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    Sent you a PM!

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    I might be going up to the area above Lake Garda again next August....


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    Will you be traveling past Col de Tende? To see that fort is my kind of my main "goal" for the trip, as well as doing some exploring and camping.

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    well, I don't really have a plan (seldom do when driving around down there) but off hand I would say probably not. Col de Tende is on the N/S route between FR/IT and I have covered that area in past years quite a bit. I am more interested in the WW1 roads/forts on the IT/AU boarder area..... The area above Lake Garda saw little fighting in WW1 so I am hoping to find forts in better condition.

    I might not do the Alps this year....Sweden has captured my interest lately and I might have a go at it this summer... these days I only have three weeks in the good weather time of year, so I have to pick and choose.

    I can give you some neat routes down on French/Italian boarder region of the Alps if you wish...might have posted them (some anyway) somewhere already...
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    I know in one of the older threads you posted some routes. Going to go back and look at them at some point and time. Have you ever done Romania?

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    BCobe,

    We are starting to plan out our summer calendar. When were you thinking about going?
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    Ive been hearing September is the best time to go to the Alps. Ever since seeing GEKO Expeditions Romania videos it has made me want to go there also but I no nothing about the area or trails so if there was someone familiar with the area I would like to try that also.

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    September is tricky. If the weather plays nice then I agree it is a great time to be up there...but be advised that weather moves fast that high up. Even in August I have had issues with fog and rain.

    I seem to have the best luck in deep summer, so July or August is my preference. September can be spectacular, though...it's a crap shoot either way.


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