Snow shoeing in La Brevine
It looks like we will get a bit of sun on Sunday and so I would like to propose a snow shoe hike to La Brevine in the Jura on the French border between Yverdon and Neuchatel. The hike is in an area called the Siberia of Switzerland, and runs alongside the Lac des Tailleres. The distance is 12kms with 120m of up and down and should take us around three and a half hours of hiking.
We meet at 11am Protected content
I encourage you to car pool, and suggest that offers and requests for car pooling be posted on the Internations board, with later coordination directly by WhatsApp. Each driver is free to decide on the contribution of each passenger, but in the absence of any particular policy on the part of the driver, I suggest each passenger contributes based on a rule of thumb of 8 centimes per km for the journey there and back, as well as sharing any parking costs.
4. Clothing and equipment
The is a snow shoe hike and for those without snow shoes I recommend renting from Baechli in Lausanne or from other sports shops offering this service. The temperature should be between 2 and 4 degrees, so warm waterproof clothing and strong waterproof boots are a must. Hiking poles are also a must. Please do not forget sunglasses as there can be glare from the snow.
5. Food and drink
It is normal to underestimate the amount of water you will consume on a hike, and so I recommend bringing 2 litres each. Please bring a picnic and snacks, as we will not be stopping at any restaurants on the way.
6. Ability levels
This is a hike for all ability levels, we will not be taking any challenging trails.
The only costs will be getting to and from the start point.
If your plans change and you realise you can no longer join the hike, please cancel your participation on the Internations site, as the number of participants is always capped and there may be other members who wish to join the hike in your place.
If weather conditions deteriorate to the extent that this hike becomes impractical, I will send a message to participants the previous day.
Please note that by signing up for this hike, you accept full personal responsibility for your own safety. The organisers of hikes are not trained guides, and often have not hiked the route before. Their only role is to coordinate the participants, the responsibility for safety continues to rest with each participant.
10. Mountain rescue
Please note that mountains are dangerous environments, and accidents will sometimes happen, whether or not these are within the control of the individual concerned. I encourage everyone to become a patron of the Swiss mountain rescue organisation Rega at a cost of 30 CHF per year, which will entitle them to free evacuation to a hospital in case of injury.
Dogs are very welcome - on the contrary if you have any dog allergies, please bear in mind that there will be at least one dog on the hike.
If anyone has any questions, please message me on WhatsApp
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