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Winter and/or spring hike in Leivonmäki

My brother asked me if Leivonmäki National Park is worth visiting.

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Outdoor brunch by the fire

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And as it happens, I also think it’s the best one. Even more so if you get multiple breakfasts in a row!

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Koskikara Zen

We’ve driven by this place so many times on our way to Leivonmäki National Park. We’ll never make that mistake again. This place deserves a stop.

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The list of all lists

Let’s think back all the way to last Winter. You’ll remember that’s when we spent our first snowy night outdoors. So here’s the gear list for that trip!

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All the places the old ice cream box has been to

What’s the best container for food? Portability, low amount of residue and the wrapper’s integrity are always crucial when choosing the things you carry your food in.

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Don’t panic

Because this blog is from the perspective of novice hikers and I like to show the human side of our adventures, Continue reading “Don’t panic”

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!”

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”

Will we shiver in the cold of night?

Because we’re going to spend the night outside during Winter for the first time, I’m pretty damn nervous. What if we have to come back home with our tail between our legs? What if I can’t sleep? What if we can’t heat up the food, if the campfire won’t start? But because ”what ifs” do absolutely nothing (unless I have a need to stay up all night), one needs to plan ahead. Continue reading “Will we shiver in the cold of night?”

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