Pics from winter hiking on the High Coast Trail, Sweden

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Pics from winter hiking on the High Coast Trail, Sweden

Post by Bjorn » Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:17 am

Hi all,

Here are a few pics from my snowshoe hike this week along the High Coast Trail, in Skuleskogen National Park, northern Sweden. A very pretty corner of the world, similar to Acadia, Maine.
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Re: Pics from winter hiking on the High Coast Trail, Sweden

Post by maverick » Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:10 am

Thank you Bjorn for sharing these beautiful pictures! How long is this trail? Are the Northern Lights viewable from here? Is this park visited year round?
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Re: Pics from winter hiking on the High Coast Trail, Sweden

Post by Bjorn » Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:44 am

The trail is 79 miles and you can access it all year, even though it might be very cold mid-winter. Yes, if you’re in luck it’s good for northern lights. Chances increase if you travel a bit further north.

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Post by gary c. » Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:00 am

Beautiful!
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Post by Bjorn » Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:03 am

Thanks Gary!

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Post by Tom_H » Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:42 pm

Beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing them.

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Post by wildhiker » Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:36 am

Amazing photos! And according to my Swedish friend (a US citizen for the last 40 years), the most amazing thing is the beautiful sun you show! He claims that Swedish winters are nothing but miserable cold and dark :-).
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Post by Bjorn » Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:05 am

Thanks Tom! I’m glad you enjoyed them.

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Re: Pics from winter hiking on the High Coast Trail, Sweden

Post by Bjorn » Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:11 am

Wildhiker – yes, winters can be very dark, which is one (of many) reasons I love to spend time in California :)
But it’s a long country from north to south and in the south it’s pretty normal. In the far north where I’m from the sun literally doesn’t come up at all for a month mid-winter, ”payback” is in summer when it doesn’t set at all for a month or so.
This time of year is awesome because the change from dark to light is very fast – every day is about ten minutes longer than the previous one.

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Re: Pics from winter hiking on the High Coast Trail, Sweden

Post by Harlen » Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:04 am

Fantastic Bjorn!

Were you nervous, standing beneath that giant icicle?/"Sword of Damocles?"
Is this by any chance in the area where the wolves are beginning to return to? It looks like a forest they could survive in. What other species of wildlife live there-- Wolverine? Moose/Elk? Lynx? And finally, how cold was it?

Thanks a lot, Ian.

p.s. Another Bjorn from Norway sent me up to the Lofoten Islands when I told him that I loved sharp mountains- have you been there too?

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