The snow has mostly melted, opening up again the trails. Time to put the bicycle into summer operations…Continue reading “Opening of the Summer Cycling Season”
Picture of the Day: Skiing Season Leftover
Dry Early Winter: Still Biking Through the Forests …
Since about two weeks the temperatures are mainly below freezing. However, because of the dry weather, there is not really any snow yet. As much as I am waiting for making use of my skiers, I enjoyed another short bike trip on the Pahtajärvi Trail – this time at about -10 degree Celsius. Continue reading “Dry Early Winter: Still Biking Through the Forests …”
Hiking in the ‘Backyard’ and Discovering the Slow Beginning of Autumn – A Day Hike to Pahtajärvi
With a friend and neighbor we decided to spend a day with a short hike, and to go fishing somewhere close by: Our idea was to walk into forest just behind our apartment buildings, and to maybe find our way to Pahtajärvi – which we successfully achieved. Continue reading “Hiking in the ‘Backyard’ and Discovering the Slow Beginning of Autumn – A Day Hike to Pahtajärvi”
Spring Time Skiing on Pahtajärvenreitti, and More Birches Coming Out of the Snow
In the past few days, the sun was shining and blue sky was inviting for skiing trips. Unfortunately we were rather busy, but on Thursday we finally had some time for a short skiing trip. The skiing tracks were in very good condition, and partly looked almost as new. We decided to once again make a short round on the Pahtajärvenreitti, North of Hetta, Continue reading “Spring Time Skiing on Pahtajärvenreitti, and More Birches Coming Out of the Snow”
Taking the Pahtajärvenreitti to Närpistö Laavu And Wondering: Is It Already Spring?
After skiing towards the South the day before, we decided to also ski a bit towards the North and visit the Närpistö lean-to shelter (once more), along the Pahtajärvenreitti. Like the days before, it was again rather warm (especially for mid February), and I had the feeling it would be some time in the middle of spring. Why: Because it actually was pretty warm (just a few degrees below zero), the the snow felt wet and not winterly, but maybe even more because of the way the trees looked like. Continue reading “Taking the Pahtajärvenreitti to Närpistö Laavu And Wondering: Is It Already Spring?”
Where the hell does this track go to?
Today, when the sun was out and we went for a short afternoon skiing trip in the sun, we decided to once not follow the skiing tracks, but rather taking the long forest skiers, and just go North .. Continue reading “Where the hell does this track go to?”