Thursday, June 24, 2010

Climbing Up That Hill

In case you haven't noticed: We LOVE hiking. Hiking through nature has a lot of advantages. It keeps you fit, you can spend valuable time together, discover a lot of wildlife and explore the great outdoors. Yesterday we hiked a small trail to the top of a hill called Erik-Larsaberget.

Größere Kartenansicht

In the beginning of our hiking trip we discovered a couple of ponds with several different sized frogs in them. They were enjoying the sun heating up the pond and they had enough food - mosquito larvae.

We crossed over a creek. Then the hard bit started. The climb up. Climbing up Erik-Larsaberget (571m) is a fairly easy exercise. A few hundret meters of some more or less steep climbing - just to get warm. *ahem*

But the rewarding view over the landscape after an exhausting climb up is just enough reason to repeat the exercise a couple of times a year.

On top of the hill there is a look-out and a small log cabin. It's open to the public equipped with a wood stove, a table and a few benches. In the winter you can also go up that hill with a snowmobile (there are snowmobile tracks). Not as much exercise maybe but worth a try to enjoy the views over a winter landscape.

Before the climb-down we made a campfire, to boil water in a small can & keep away the mosquitoes, drank some hot tea and ate a few cinammon rolls.

1 comment:

Heather said...

wow, it looks gorgeous! that cabins is so sweet.


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