Training Mushing with Young Dog

Since Remu turned one-years-old we started lightly training mushing: first pulling on a snowboard and later on with other sled dogs. Arto has done most of the training, but since he left to Japan, I have taken over. Here’s what I have learned so far. I am going to leave the dogsledding hints to the experts…

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Learning How to Snowboard with a Dog

You know you’ve been active in January when you have only twice been home during the daylight.  As Arto is having the time of his life as a snowboarding guide in Japan, I decided that now is definitely not the time for me to stay home. We were snowboarding in Svanstein (aka Pullinki) during the…

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2018 in Review

  So much happened in 2018 that I cannot get the feelings, events and changes in one post. I am going to let these pictures tell the story of the past year. Niin paljon tapahtui vuoden 2018 aikana, etten pysty kuvailemaan tunteita, tapahtumia ja muutoksia yhdessä postauksessa. Annan siis kuvien kertoa tarinan. May the new…

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What to Expect When Hiking With a Dog

I feel that together with Arto we are quite well prepared for everything that comes to hiking with Remu. In addition to our first aid kit, we pack a separate first aid kit of him. We are carrying not only his food, but hydrating powder and energy paste in case of an emergency. We know…

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Winter Hike in UKK: What Did We Learn?

I got so depressed after coming home from our hike. The weather changed completely, from the frosty cold to dark, rainy, and slippery. All the magic once seen and felt  in Lapland was gone. Now it seems that the winter is actually finally here and as I started planning my next hike I looked a…

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Choosing the Right Tent

In addition to our former tent breaking, we had new needs that required an investment to a new tent. We got Remu and decided on hiking also wintertime. Actually we have been planning on buying a new tent for over a year now, but did not seem to find the right one or we were not…

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Where to Go Hiking: Noitatunturi Summit

Distance: 15 km Terrain: Semi-Difficult Last weekend we had the opportunity to visit Pyhä-Luosto National Park for the first time as we headed to the trail of Noitatunturi summit with our friends. The circle trail is about 15 kilometres and the duration without backpack is around six hours. Choice of the Trail We chose this…

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Weekend Hike in Autumn: What to Pack?

Nights are getting even darker and even colder. Last weekend we got to experience the best and the worst that autumn has to offer, as we hiked in Pyhä-Luosto National Park. This is how I prepared for it. Trail: Noitatunturi Summit about 15 kilometres You have to feel a little cold when you start hiking. This…

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Thunderstorm Hit on our Hike: How to Act?

We have couple of minutes to follow the clouds gather up on us, until the heavy rain starts to fall down, lightnings striking and thunder rumbling nearby. We had three days to “enjoy” the heat on our week long hike. At the end of day three the boys are going fishing and us girls are…

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Backpack for a One-Week Wilderness Hike

Probably the best part about this summer was our hike in Vätsäri Wilderness, that I have so much more to tell you about. The weather is getting colder in Rovaniemi. Last night was really cold and I would have needed more than a sweater on when walking our dog in the morning. Probably the best…

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