Karhunkierros trail, from Hautajärvi to Taivalköngäs, day 1
A photo journal, with notes on lessons learned from backpacking the Karhunkierros trail from Hautajärvi nature center to Taivalköngäs campsite in August 2022.
A little Sunday sayaking trip, with a hint of early autumn
A casual Sunday afternoon kayaking trip at Hämeenlinna. If we were lucky, we might see some of the early autumn colors (ruska) too.
Sunday afternoon refresher, at the Suurisuo swamp
Suurisuo is a large swamp area close to Hämeenlinna, in appearance and size more typical of the North Finland. Fresh air and peace of the outdoors.
Progress diary, a retrospective on week 36 of 2022
I did heavy re-structuring of the Aktiivi.com site, both for content and for the technical implementation. Here’s a description of the steps taken and content produced.
Capturing moments, week 37 of 2022
This weekly post compiles short photos, moments, that do not have the length of a full blog article. The post is updated during the week as the moments arrive.
Brief Saturday kayaking at Vanajavesi
Photos from a short 11km Kayaking trip at lake Vanaja in Hämeenlinna on Saturday 10.9.2022.
Water is life. How to get enough pure water when backpacking
In northern Finland, the water in streams and lakes is often drinkable, and temperatures are temperate to cool. Would your plan depend on finding potable water regularly, or would that be too optimistic?
Arrival at the beginning, of the Karhunkierros trail, day 0
Day 0 of the Bear’s Trail hike.
Lessons learned: Practice setting up the tent in advance. The darkness levels up the difficulty, and having a lantern in addition to a headlamp helps a lot.
The long walk and the journey to self at the Bear’s trail
What was to be the first long hike, turned into an opportunity for self reflection, while hiking in Bears Trail, Salla, all alone.