Thursday, July 14, 2011
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Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Marttila excursion n:o 5
Friday of last week was a free day off from work, so it was also a chance to do another overnighter. Thursday was also my birthday so it was nice to celebrate it with an excursion to the Wilderness of Marttila. As the title says, this was my 5th time there, and I think there is a lot more to come. The place is so blissful.
The reclamation was succesful for my previous tent, McKinley Enduro Ultralight, and I was able to change it to a slightly larger McKinley Compact Light 2 tent. The plan was of course to test it and find a nice camping spot.
A very nice evening, and a beautiful sunset in progress...
Approaching the wilderness...
The trails were wet and very soft near the bog of Orhijoenrahka, but the 907 floated really easily across them!
Getting closer to my destination, the lookout spot near Juomakivenrahka.
I was welcomed with beautiful landscapes right after the sunset.
The camping spot. The tent is easy and fast to pitch and I was quickly safe from the mosquitoes that were keeping company.
The new tent is certainly better than the previous one. Inner and outer tent, more room, separate pockets for gear.
I went to sleep somewhere in the midnight.
I set alarm for the early morning and sunrise. Waking up early was worth it, the morning was stunning.
I went for a short ride down to the bog. Landscape awesomeness!
Cranberry (Vaccinium oxycoccos).
I rode back to my tent and slept for a couple of hours. After that the usual morning coffee and porridge.
Time to leave and head home.
One of the best overnighter so far. The only thing that didn't work properly was the front brake of my 907 but as writing this the problem has been sorted out. Next time I hope to do a little longer outing.
The slideshow of photos is here.