Road to Ram I: An Idea Solidifying

I suddenly realised it was time to do something different from what I had planned for this summer. It was time to go north. It was time to go into a great wilderness with no roads, trails or people. Into a great boreal forest filled with things most people would not care for. Like muskeg and mosquitoes and rivers and "valleys unpeopled and still".
"The summerno sweeter was ever;
   The sunshiny woods all athrill;
The grayling aleap in the river,
   The bighorn asleep on the hill.
The strong life that never knows harness;
   The wilds where the caribou call;
The freshness, the freedom, the farness
   O God! how I’m stuck on it all"
Robert Service

By Jörgen Johansson
Overlooking the Ross River in 2011 after wet and sweaty slog through thick brush, the sky finally showing some blue, after days of rain.

Coast2Coast Mallorca - I am thinking about gear

I spent some time this weekend thinking about what gear I need to bring for Coast2Coast Mallorca in early April. Since we sleep inside and have dinner at night there is really very little I need to bring.

By Jörgen Johansson

High Sierra and Big trees - some notes and photos

In October 2016 I spent nearly three weeks meandering through the Sierras. Here are some photos and words from that marvelous backpacking trip.

By Jörgen Johansson

This giant's foot is not really a big tree... not if you compare to the Giant Sequoias.

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