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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Where to Go Hiking: Käyrästunturi

Käyrästunturi is the cutest place to take a day trip in Rovaniemi! The fell, an hour drive to North from the centrum of Rovaniemi, is not so high, but the view opens to every direction with beautiful sights. There is no hiking trails in Käyrästunturi, but you can hike to the top either on a…

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How to Stay Warm on a Hike

As we had our autumn hike in Pyhä-Luosto national park both Arto and me have been struggling with persistent flu. As our flu has been going on for nearly a month now with running nose and cough, I got to thinking, what did we do wrong and how can we prevent getting sick on our next hike?…

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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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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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The Cabin Next to Lake Jerisjärvi

Happiness is having friends. Especially friends with cabins. And especially friends with cabins next to lake Jerisjärvi. Friends cabin, that I am so privileged to be able to visit, is for sure an important place. It is when I park my car on the side of lake Jerisjärvi for the fifth time, that I realise…

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Friends

Lately I’ve been missing my friends Lately I’ve been missing my friends so much, people who know me and understand me. Due to my habit of bathing in misery I tried to deny my feelings and stay strong. My fake happiness kept me moving but hollow inside. How wonderful to happen, I got two friends…

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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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