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Thursday, May 8, 2014

Spring overnighter

There's no doubt that winter is my favourite season nowadays, but all other seasons are great too. We have had warm and sunny spring here in SW Finland, and I really wanted to do an overnighter before the mosquito season starts. Interestingly, the weather started to change to much cooler in the end of April. I decided to go to my local paradise, the Wilderness of Marttila, on May 1st and 2nd.

Stellar weather as I started riding from home late evening.




The usual route goes through beautiful countryside.



As planned, I made it in time for the sunset as I reached the Juomakivenrahka  mire (roughly translates 'Drinkstonemoss').






It was a great sunset and moment there. As I took photos, I heard the sound of wings above me. Two cranes landed on the mire!


I continued to the Lotikko shelter, the same one where I was with Peter and JJ the last time.



At the shelter I set up my sleeping system...


...and drank a tea.


Morning.



The trail continues from the shelter to Palainen. First hike-a-bike section:



After that, an easy ride on the trail to the forest road:




Temperature was around +4°C. Some clouds gave little sleet showers.


As I got closer to home, the clouds were very ominous.



At home, I was welcomed with a severe snow shower. A perfect end!





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