Monday, June 22, 2015

Midsummer Tour de Seurasaari Island

It was once again time for midsummer Tour de Seurasaari, our traditional hike around a popular  island in Helsinki. We have done this many times before with TPjr. I have swum around, but hiking is easier and less chilly.

Just when I was thinking there's nothing better than being out on an island in midsummer sunshine, a thick wall of seafog approached. We climbed smooth boulders to a nearby hill for great views before heading back home.

This move felt way too easy, which was exactly my purpose.  Coming up next: Lavaredo Ultra Trail 120km +5850m on Friday. I already finished LUT 2014 and apparently want another dose of Dolomites. See you in Cortina!

Friday, June 12, 2015

Lake-to-lake Off-trail Mosquito-free Adventure (LOMA)

We launched a new wild concept with TPjr the other day: Lake-to-lake Off-trail Mosquito-free Adventure (LOMA). The highlights of our Luukkaa-Pirttimäki 10K were lakes Kaitalampi and Häkläjärvi.

We didn't use the normal trails. Running wasn't that much faster than hiking in the deep wilderness. I tried once of course, which resulted in a funny face-plant. The terrain was extremely technical and hilly.

We wore protective clothing against mosquitos. Those bloodsuckers killed me on our last trip. Surprisingly we didn't get attacked by any insects at all this time. It was relatively dry and they were all gone.

Speaking of the weather: the wind was strong and cool in the morning, but gradually it got really warm in the afternoon sun. Half of our clothes ended in our backpacks. We had plenty of food and enjoyed the scenery while eating. Awesome LOMA day!

Häkläjärvi panorama.

Another Häkläjärvi panorama.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Giro di Kattila

To celebrate June and summer we traveled by train/bus to Kattila in Nuuksio with TPjr. Our route explored lakes Liukoi, Iso-Holma, Ahvenisto, Mustalampi and Haukkalampi. It was fantastic.

You can check out our 15km Move in Movescount. Here are some from TPjr's photos:

And here are some pics from my iPhone (TPjr shot some of these):