Thoughts about type-2 fun

"Type 2 fun is miserable while it’s happening, but fun in retrospect. It usually begins with the best intentions, and then things get carried away. Riding your bicycle across the country. Doing an ultramarathon. Working out till you puke, and, usually, ice and alpine climbing. " REI fun scale When people hear that you like to... Continue Reading →

Pilgrimage to Santiago- the journey is the goal

Before I discovered hiking, it was the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela in northern Spain, that fueled my outdoors dreams. For several years I had seen the pilgrims walking past my window or overtook them in my car, on the search for waves to surf. When one is comfortably sitting behind the wheel and making... Continue Reading →

New Year’s Eve in the forest

I'd rather spend New Year's Eve in the forest than downtown. Instead of going to a party or looking at the fireworks, we spent the last/first night of the year sleeping in a shelter just outside of Gothenburg. I'd chose sitting by the fire with some friends anytime again over the noise of the city... Continue Reading →

A windy day in the forest.

I'm still amazed places like this exist on earth.This morning I woke up to the sound of the trees swaying around and small branches flying against the window. It was definitely too windy to try to go higher up on the mountains, above the treeline. In the mountain station there is a cool weather station... Continue Reading →

The first snow!

...At least the first snow for me this winter. After some 8 hours of driving I came to Grövelsjön Fjällstation, where I'll stay for some days enjoying the cold and the snow. So far the weather hasn't been all too winterly. Along the way it was mostly storm, rain and melting snow. Even up here, on... Continue Reading →

Packing for a week in Grövelsjön

While I'm unfortunately having a cold and not feeling really fit, I'm already preparing for my next trip. On Saturday I'm going to leave for a week in northern Dalarna, where I'm going to do some cross-country skiing, backcountry skiing and possibly hike up some little peaks. I hope the weather will be bright, so that I... Continue Reading →

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