27 October 2017

Changing season - Hossa

In Hossa National Park there is a 14 km walk called Kokalmuksen kierros. I made an overnight trip there with my husband last weekend.

We started from Hossalaislammit where we left our car. The weather was sunny, cold and calm. It made lake Pitkä-Hoilua look like mirror.

First part of the path is easy. You can even push a baby tram or a wheel chair to Muikkupuro laavu. It sits between two lakes by an extremely beautiful brook - No wonder it is a popular place! There was a family there with fatbikes. We went on.

All the time the path follows the shores  taking us around the lakes, which all seem to have sandy shores on this area. My favourite part was Hoiluansärkkä, where we walked on a very narrow cape, lakes on both side.

We spend the night on a laavu (an open hut) in Lipposensalmi. The lake shore was quiet and still. We cooked dinner on fire. We saw the stars come out and felt the air getting colder and colder.

It was just perfect - like the last night of autumn or first night of winter. And I was lucky enough to spend it outside!

In the morning the shores of the lakes were frozen and the sun was shining. Porridge, berrysoup, coffee, bread and tuna for breakfast and then it was an easy and happy 4-5 km walk back to the car, following the other side of the lakes.


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