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March 2016

365

Warning! Commercial humbug incoming, even though there’s no sponsor deal going on here. Continue reading “365”

Halsvuori Silver Mine, part 2

Like I told you in the previous post, the first trip to Halsvuori happened in the dark. On the next day we headed back to see if everything was still in place and sure enough, they were. Continue reading “Halsvuori Silver Mine, part 2”

The rocks are just getting steeper – Halsvuori

In honor of Earth Hour that took place last Saturday, we decided to head out into the dying light. Continue reading “The rocks are just getting steeper – Halsvuori”

#%&ck’s Tomb – I suppose we did cuss a bit

What was that mystical Winter trek destination, the name of which came clear to us after arriving? Hitonhauta (directly translates to Heck’s Tomb), that’s what. Where does it get its name? Possibly from the reactions it conjures up in people, including Heikki, who couldn’t help but throw around impressed cursewords. Continue reading “#%&ck’s Tomb – I suppose we did cuss a bit”

The bottom of my life

What is the single most important piece of equipment for a hiker? One’s map or the compass? Tinderboxes or traveler’s mug? Continue reading “The bottom of my life”

Click EXIT!

At the end of this blog post we’ll tell you about our Nature Walk challenge and you can participate by using the hashtag #polkuhaaste and #rinkkaputki. Continue reading “Click EXIT!”

We did it!

With all the wisdom from our last trip, we took off without a tent and more importantly, without a dog. Surely the trek would’ve been easier if we had skis but since we don’t have such luxury, we headed onward on snowshoes. And on them shoes we hiked from the Selänpohja parking lot to Soimalampi lean-to and get this: we stayed overnight! Continue reading “We did it!”

Every girl needs her own axe!

Happy International Women’s Day, everyone! It’s a particularly special day for yours truly, because a few years ago today, Heikki proposed to me. Continue reading “Every girl needs her own axe!”

Sometimes a traveler needs to turn back home

Well now! Our first winter hike was something else alright! This is a story about failure but I hope you won’t take it too seriously. I know we didn’t! Continue reading “Sometimes a traveler needs to turn back home”

Seven Hills Nature Walk

Despite its pompous (and misleading) name, this trail barely made us sweat, which is saying something since Heikki was a snowshoe virgin and it’s been about 10 years since my last go. Continue reading “Seven Hills Nature Walk”

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