Roadtreking: Up in the alps, cooling off

WASHINGTON — A couple of weeks ago we were finishing up in Vienna and the forecast looked ominous – hot weather down in the Danube valley. We needed to head for the hills if we were going to be comfortable.

Intrepid Googling around and checking elevations of various camping places led me to the inescapable conclusion that Bella Austria would be our best destination. Was it the view? Was it the clean restrooms? No. It was the elevation – 2800 feet up in the Tyrolean Alps. This heatwave meant that a thousand feet or so just wasn’t going to cut it.

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Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith is a Wisconsin native currently living in Illinois with her husband, Eric, and two dogs, Maggie and Grace. She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and, of course, camping in cabins and park models.

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