Sunday, May 27, 2018
Several months ago I posted a big breakdown of my updated winter, spring, and fall outfits for wilderness backpacking. Well it's also been a while since I posted about my summer outfits, and I recently came back from a great section hike where I was really happy with how my clothing performed, so let's do this.
Friday, May 25, 2018
Pilgrimsleden Värmland is a trail that runs from the border of Västra Götaland in the south, goes across Värmland, and ends at the Norwegian border in the north. This trail is also part of my alternative E1 trail system, The Troll Trail. This guide covers the section from the Edsleskog Loop to the southern end of the Glaskogens nature reserve, hiking northbound. This section is about 50km long--from the first trail shelter to the last one of this trip--but can vary depending on how you hike it. There are areas that are not marked or poorly marked, and much of the trail markers are very old and rundown. In general this is a trail less taken, and this can offer certain benefits, but the trail itself at times is in dire need of trail maintenance. But overall it was quite a nice hike.