A relationship with nature. Do I have one and if so, how did it come to be? A month or two ago people were discussing their relationships with nature in their blogs, seemingly taking it for granted. I personally felt that mine wasn't as strongly held together but rather severed or hanging by a thread. … Continue reading Dating Nature
During Shepherd's Week in Koli we hiked atop Vesivaara, a hill located close to the Seppälä Estate. The view made the trip worth it and the ascend wasn't too much for our two-year-old companion. In addition to the breath-taking landscape we got to enjoy the very apparent lack of mosquitoes. Our canine friends were tethered … Continue reading Wind protected us from mosquitoes
I won't repeat my wife's praising words because you already know Fjällräven knows their stuff.
This time, our guest writer is Sonja, who tells us about conquering those mental obstacles that surround starting a new hobby like hiking. We're honored to be a part of the story! //Anne A hammock might as well be pink This is a story about courage. About how one can evolve from passive eBay browsing … Continue reading A hammock might as well be pink
I'd like to tell how the first five nights outside have gone so far, since I accepted the challenge. In our quarterly meeting we decided that instead of a target amount in readers and clicks, we'd focus on spending those 100 nights outdoors in diverse locations while growing as hikers - nay, as people. We … Continue reading 5/100 nights outdoors
There are no proper instructions on how to get to the Äijänniemi (Dude Peninsula) lean-to but experience taught us not to take the little trail along the lakeside. There's a wide old cart path that goes through the woods and you'd get to park much closer. The peninsula itself turned out to be very popular. … Continue reading The magic of Äijänniemi
Getting all the stuff from point A to B was difficult because not all of us had tube backpacks.