Hiking blog

#REBOOTATFORTY — my journey of discovery is currently taking me on a 3000 km thru-hike in New Zealand. I will rarely blog from a hike live since having my head stuck in a screen while out would somewhat defeat the purpose, but I will usually summarize upon returning to civilization and stream updates and select photos on social media (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter) live instead—when and if there is access to wifi.

Posts from longer hikes in chronological order by category:

Svartedalen hike – a dress rehearsal

WHERE: Bohusleden, Svartedalen – Bohuslän, Sweden. OBJECTIVE: Test gear and enjoy the scenery. DISTANCE: 19 km, 1 overnight. Last weekend my friend an I decided to hike stage 8 and 9 of Bohusleden southbound through Svartedalen. It was to be sort of a a dress rehearsal for our long distance hike coming up in just a couple short weeks (#rebootatforty). We started at Lysevatten and walked about 19 km to Grandalen sleeping a night out on the way. We wanted to get a feel for all the gear we [...]

By | July 22nd, 2016|Hiking blog, Weekend trips|0 Comments

Midsummer hike in Sälen

WHERE: Sälenfjällen - Dalarna, Sweden. OBJECTIVE: Recharge, enjoy the scenery and spend time with family. DISTANCE: Day 1 = Källfjället ca 17 km. Day 2 = Storfjället ca 8 km. For the second year running now, my parents and I have made the six hour drive north to Sälenfjällen for the extended weekend of midsummer. So since we have done it twice now, and have every intention of doing it again next year, I will [...]

By | July 13th, 2016|Hiking blog, Weekend trips|0 Comments

Costa Rica travel diary

Well, it only took half a decade, but it finally happened! My very own orchid expedition! For those of you who are long-time followers of this blog might remember this post from 2010 when my friend got to go hunting orchids in Costa Rica. I was eagerly following along from the comforts of home via his blog, wondering if, and secretly hoping that I would one day dare to do the very same. Well, guess what, [...]

Day 17-19: Back to civilization

Costa Rica travel diary Monday morning and my friend and I caught a “monkey shuttle” north, a sort of poor man's cab/car share service, a bit Über style, cheaper than taxi and way faster than bus. Still a 5 hour drive to Cartago where Daniel picked us up and drove us the last bit to Paraíso och hotell Orokay. A nice and quiet oasis with a rather spectacular view of the mountains, Macho Gaff-Cerro De La [...]

By | December 18th, 2015|A day in the life of..., Costa Rica 2015, Hiking blog, Orchid blog|0 Comments

Day 12-16: Dominical

Costa Rica travel diary We rose very early and were on the road by 7. We bid a fond farewell of Las Tablas and the family and as we set off down the mountain a light drizzle began to fall. It was a rough and bumpy near hour long drive in the farms' old army surplus vehicle... On a wooden bench in the back of the tarp covered flatbed with diesel fumes permeating the space. It [...]

By | December 13th, 2015|A day in the life of..., Costa Rica 2015, Hiking blog, Orchid blog|0 Comments

Day 9-11: Off grid living at Las Tablas

Costa Rica travel diary A short trip south brought us to the small village below Las Tablas. Here we had to leave our trusty bus behind and hike up. The road up to the small very remote farm was rough to say the least, no way the bus would have made it, even four wheel drives would struggle here. During rainy season it would be completely closed, completely isolating the farm for weeks at a time. We [...]

By | December 8th, 2015|A day in the life of..., Costa Rica 2015, Hiking blog, Orchid blog|0 Comments
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