Saturday, June 8, 2013

Cesar's Guide to Bohusleden: Stage 13

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This post covers Stage 13, Bovik-Glimmingen, of the official guide to the trail.

Here is a link to a map for this stage in PDF format.


You can also check out my report on the section before this one (going southbound), Stage 14.


If you have not already read the introduction to this trail guide, you can check it out by clicking here.  It has a list of reports on other sections I have hiked plus other important/useful background information in general--so please read the introduction first before reading my reports.

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*   This section of trail offers a mix of nature and modernity, as paths weave over, around, and through parts of the small city Uddevalla.  The trail even goes past two bus stops, making it easier/faster (with a little planning, check out the public transportation here) to get in and out of the city center if so desired.  It is not a particularly spectacular portion of trail, but it is not boring either--there are some patches of pleasant hiking and the beautiful lake Köperödssjön, that also has the one and only official trail shelter in this stage (and it's a pretty nice one).  Around the lake are some very nice views as the trail wraps around the hills that surround it.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Cesar's Guide to Bohusleden: Stage 14

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This post covers Stage 14, Metsjö-Bovik, of the official guide to the trail.

Here is a link to a map for this stage in PDF format.


You can also check out my report on the section before this one (going southbound), Stage 15.


If you have not already read the introduction to this trail guide, you can check it out by clicking here.  It has a list of reports on other sections I have hiked plus other important/useful background information in general--so please read the introduction first before reading my reports.

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*   This stage begins at a crossroads of backwoods/lumber dirt roads, and returning to the woods passes several lakes and streams before skirting close to civilization.  It is a very scenic portion of trail with many cute little details that I really enjoyed, and was again happy with my luck of good weather to capture some of the beauty on camera.  Stage 14 has many areas that I felt were really begging me to stay, and while I did make sure to take many breaks to enjoy things, alas a father, husband, and grad student only gets precious few days to spend out there.  Needless to say, this is a stage that I will surely return to with friends and family, especially because it is conveniently located close to a small city where one can take advantage of pubic transportation.