Category Archives: Hiking

Barelegged Summer Bliss

During my childhood in Småland, Sweden, there were two sure indicators that summer had arrived (since weather in Sweden was not always a reliable one): strawberries were ripe and us children would run around with bare legs. Never mind if … Continue reading

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The Happy Amateur Hiking Guide

In my youth I always saw myself as a Lone Wolf and didn’t want to conform to any “group activities” or groups. When I moved up to the Alps, however, I realised that it was not the best way to … Continue reading

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Mirrors of the Soul

Sometimes, when I unexpectedly catch the eyes of a stranger in the street or along my trails, with just one glance there is an immediate sense of communion. It is like a magical on the spot understanding. The other person … Continue reading

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At Home Outdoors/Draußen zuhause

When I was a little girl there was a period when my mother had to make me go outside. I just wanted to remain in the house, being a bookworm already then. There were not many kids nearby that I … Continue reading

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Wonders Along My Way I

In a way, every single one of my hikes is a wonder. Already the fact that I live in the mountains with access to a countless number of magnificent trails is something of a miracle and something you think you’d … Continue reading

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Early Morning Energy

Waking up at five doesn’t bother me; I just love getting up with the sun. I do my morning sit-ups, oil pulling, water the garden, have a steady bircher müesli breakfast – blog post will follow 😉 – and pack … Continue reading

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My Backpack is My Home

As the season of daylong hikes has started, my backpack becomes one of the most important parts of my experience. I need to pack things to keep me warm and safe, I need food and water, a small emergency kit, … Continue reading

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Magical Meetings

There is so much happiness inside me when I am out hiking – just the fact of walking in Nature! Sometimes, however, this happiness turns into pure bliss, and that is when I have an encounter with a wild animal. … Continue reading

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Heading Downwards

Up in the mountains, the end of winter is always a bit difficult for hikers. There is not enough snow left to really enjoy snowshoeing, but still too much to walk without them higher up – you get wet feet … Continue reading

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Wonderfully Warm Wool

When we freeze, we tense up. Is that why people living in warmer southern countries seem to be so much more relaxed than their brothers and sisters up north…? A good way to prevent us from spending the whole cold … Continue reading

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