I´ve never been much of a winter hiker/camper, much preferring the warmer months. I had however planned to do more of it this year, even some cross country skiing, but that didn´t happen for various reasons. What I did manage was an overnighter some weeks ago in the Østmarka area close to where I live. We´re not talking wilderness hiking far away from civilization here, but it´s still good winter experience to be had for a novice. Helen couldn´t join because of an injury that needed to heal, but I´m confident she´ll soon be hiking along me, making me laugh and enjoy life more than ever. I leave you with pictures from my hike and wish you all a great week.
Walking out to the campsite. Some of it was on prepared ski trails where I had no use for my snowshoes. They did come in handy later though.
While being passed by skiers I did realize that I wasn´t travelling in the most effective manner possible :).
|I love the huge front pocket on the Paramo. It´s like 50 litres of capacity isn´t it?|
|Close to the campsite now, just had to take a right and climb a hill. Light was fading fast so I was eager to make camp.|
|It´s so nice to lay in the sleeping bag, warm and comfortable, waiting for dinner to be ready while the wind is blowing hard outside.|
|I awoke to a beautifull morning, quite the opposite of the day before.|
|Melting snow for breakfast. It went quite quickly with the MSR Whisperlite doing it´s thing under beautiful, calm conditions.|
|Still, at this point I regretted not having carried more water :).|
|Hiking on and enjoying the morning immensely.|