The details pale in comparison to the big picture that awaited us, though.
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Carrying a tube backpack was cumbersome, especially when sporting snowshoes on soft, deep snow.
Now as to why this happened, the guilty party can be found in the first picture of this post.
After the trip we’ll get back to this equipment list, seeing if next time we can leave something behind.
Leaving Jyväskylä it was snowing heavily.
We frequently hike on our own, Heikki and I, but sometimes we grab a friend or two along.
It’s pretty wild that all this can be found just an hours’ drive away.
The view is spectacular in a clear day and to be honest, it doesn’t look bad during a light snowfall either.
This hill is located about 30 kms from Jyväskylä towards Laukaa and it has been playfully dubbed ”Koli of Middle Finland”.