Submitted by scott on Tue, 12/01/2020 - 10:47

4/11/1878 - 9/3/1879

  • Tramp to Gorner Grat
    Thu Aug 29, 1878

    August 29 Thursday “…we climbed up on the end of Gorner glacier .  Sam and Joe spent time observing the Matterhorn, the Riffleberg, the Gorner Grat and the adjacent mountains. They walked back to Zermatt either late this day or on the morning of the next day.

  • Return to Visp
    Fri Aug 30, 1878

    August 30 Friday – The two tramps “left Zermatt about 10 A.M in a wagon & a shower, for St. Nicholas”. After a time they reached St. Nicklaus, where they lunched, then continued on foot ten miles to Visp, where they spent the night.

  • Return to Ouchy
    Sat Aug 31, 1878
    August 31 Saturday – Sam and Twichell took the train at 10:51 AM to Breveret (Bouveret), At Breveret they took a boat to Ouchy on Lake Geneva, arriving at 5 PM to the waiting family, staying at the Hotel Beau Rivage
  • Castle of Chillon
    Mon Sep 02, 1878
    2 September Excursion to Castle of Chillon
  • Train to Martigny
    Wed Sep 04, 1878

    Sam and Joe set off on their last Alpine tramp. Bound for Chamonix, France, they took the train to Martigny, Switzerland, where they arrived at 9 PM and took rooms at the Hotel Clerc

  • To Chamonix
    Thu Sep 05, 1878

    5 September *To Chamonix (Mont Blanc), via Têtes Noires and Argentière

  • Mt Blanc from Chamonix
    Thu Sep 05, 1878
  • To the Montanvert
    Fri Sep 06, 1878
    6 September *Excursion to the Montanvert
  • Rejoin Family in Geneva
    Sat Sep 07, 1878
    7 September *To Geneva; rejoin the family party
  • Joe Twichell Goes Home
    Sun Sep 08, 1878
    8 September Twichell departs for home