Have you ever skated on a frozen lake? That is one hilarious activity!
Long distance hiking: 5 weeks
I had a magnificent birthday present for my 50th anniversary: I got a possibility to do a five weeks long hike trough five large wildernesses. See the long hike as a slideshow one pic per day!
More pics of wild beauty, and pics from our family hikes, and more cloudberries than I've ever seen...
Reasons for wilderness huts 12/12: huts built for hikers by the state
In this twelve post series I've told about over one hundred wilderness huts, about their origins, and with map links. After this it's time to write about something else... But first welcome to see 15 more hut pics! 🙂
Reasons for wilderness huts 11/12: huts built for hikers by voluntary work
Many cozy and personal wilderness huts are built by hiking associations or such. See some examples.
Red Campion inspired me to select ten wild beauties from my photo archives!
The wonderful first summer days!
The weather conditions are just perfect right now. This is the best time to hike! Or...
Reasons for wilderness huts 10/12: other reasons
In this post you'll find some more extraordinary origins for wilderness huts.
Reasons for wilderness huts 9/12: collecting hay
Imagine it's 19th century and you are living in the middle of forest. No road comes to your home, and there are no tractors or other oil-based helpers. Clearing a forest or a rich mire into a field is very hard work, and there is not much field area around your house. How do you feed your cows during winter? By reaping hay from bogs.
Reasons for wilderness huts 8/12: water mills
Water mill is a fascinating invention. There used to be thousands of water mills in Finland. Most of them are ruins now, but some are restored as sights, and some even serve as wilderness huts.