Does it make sense to spend a night outdoors when it's -30 degrees Celsius?
I'm not a 100% certain this place even exists anymore since the last time we were there, we had to flee from a deforesting machine. [Read more…] Ulla lured us outdoors again. The Lammakesuo marsh in Palokka, there lies a lean-to.
I got to admit, I'm a bit behind on schedule with the 100 nights outdoors challenge but let's not let that bother us, huh? Winter trekking is my jam right now!
At first I considered this cheating. I mean, it's not really being outdoors, is it, sleeping on the balcony? However, I wanted to include this as one night among others. Then I realized the power of renaming: balcony nights are test drives. Testing weather, gear and how well you sleep near noise sources such as … Continue reading 14/100 Nights outdoors, testing the underwear
This particular nature trail of Jyväskylä is especially in these days. There are three things I love about the trail and you can feel the divide between classes when the path goes adjacent to a golf course. I sort of love the dirty looks the players tend to give hikers in the area, no matter … Continue reading Sippulanniemi Nature Trail
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.
The trail has two resting spots, a tent lean-to in the side of the marsh and a double lean-to at Adventure Island.
As soon as we arrived, it became clear that the island was maintained by the church.
In May we had a chance to collaborate with Scandinavian Outdoor.
The amount of green was amazing, considering how it was all snow not too long ago.
But something was missing from this setup, because one also needs to be.. flexible?