More text and pics about my five weeks hike. Especially pondering about on trail vs off trail, and about hiking solo, and what about my lightweight equipment...
Tag: long hikes
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!
Millennium hike, part 9: Halti
Skiing in white-out for many days... How is it going to be with our goal to stand on top of Finland, Halti fell, when the millennia changes? Is it too stormy? No, we get extraordinarily good weather for that very day!
Our two months long backpacking expedition across Lapland ends in this post. I also ponder what did I learn/get from this hike.
Millennium hike, part 8: Käsivarsi
Have you ever celebrated Christmas in wilderness? Try it some day, I recommend! Here's how we spent our Christmas in a wilderness hut 50 km from nearest road. Naturally also lots of skiing in this post.
Millennium hike, part 7: Tarvantovaara
Week seven out of nine... Do you know how to camp in -32°C, in snowy conditions? Here's some tips.
Millennium hike, part 6: Pöyrisjärvi
Our journey continues in cold and beautiful weather. You know what's the most implausible thing about Game of Thrones? I'll tell you what.
Millennium hike, part 5: Lemmenjoki
Week five means Lemmenjoki National Park, and –30°C. Cold and beautiful! Oh yes, and it's the midpoint of our journey now.
Millennium hike, part 4: Muotkatunturit
The two month expedition continues across Muotkatuturit Wilderness Area. Today's topics: weather, feelings, dreams, reindeer...
Millennium hike: Town day
We are now spending a rest day in town after having finished first of three three week legs across wilderness. Guess what was perhaps the nicest thing (after a shower)?
Millennium hike, part 3: Paistunturit
Our two month hike through Lapland continues. This is the third week, and last one before food resupply. We had enough food, but some items were in short supply, like bread...