While the nearby fells have been white for a couple of days, yesterday the snow also reached the valley. Time to take out the bike to enjoy the arrival of the snow.Continue reading “Short Cycling Trip to Pyhäjärvi on the First Snow of the Season”
The snow is almost gone, so I made my first attempt of the season to cycle up to Pyhäjärvi.Continue reading “Cycling to Pyhäjärvi”
Taking advantage of the currently hard snow, I went with my cross country skis off the tracks to the explore the fells on the Enontekiö side of the Pallas-Yllästunturi national park.Continue reading “XC Skiing in the Fells of Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park”
On top of a hard snow cover, it is currently possible to go for extended winter cycling.Continue reading “Cycling Through the Fells”
When I said, “Last X-Country Skiing for the Season”, I didn’t mean last skiing trip. Since the polar day started a few days ago I was eager to go for a short skiing trip under the midnight sun. Once again – and with a friend – we decided to ski up to Pyhäkero.Continue reading “Skiing Under the Midnight Sun”
The snow conditions during this winter have been great, with the thick snow cover still providing plenty of snow. Just a few days ago the snow cover was still between 60cm (south slopes) and 80cm (north slopes) in Hetta, and the ice cover of lake Ounasjärvi still is around 75cm. Yet, according to the weather forecast tonight is the last night with minus degrees and during daytime the thermometer is expected to rise above 10°C. Thus the snow might disappear fast now. Considering this forecast today I went for my (most likely) final x-country skiing trip this season. Like yesterday I skied up the summer hiking trail to the summit of Pyhäkero.