Saariselkä

Crown snow-load weighs still heavy on the shoulders of candle-shaped spruces. From smallest branches jutting out from the snow to tallest trees standing exposed on the fell sides, everything is covered in magical rime and whiteness. But it would be only a matter of days, when the wind and risen temperatures will shake off the … Continue reading Saariselkä

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The Big Year 2015

Whether it's about knowing local history, cloud formations, notes on geology or botany, the more you're able to make observations of  the nature, the richer the hiking experience. I had regret for long of recognizing mere handful of different bird species. A year ago I saw the movie The Big Year, which tells a warm … Continue reading The Big Year 2015