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Hiking trip to Omberg

On Thursday, I left home together with my parents for a short hiking trip to Omberg, bordering Vättern, Sweden’s second largest lake. As you will see, the terrain is not at all similar to that of the rest of the region (flat and cultivated), which makes it a perfect place for hiking. My main goals with this trip was to have a good time together with my parents, as well as testing my strength for another hike later this month. In short, I wanted to know how well I could manage fifteen kilos of equipment.

I will not spend much time describing the hike itself; I have photographs for that. In short, though, it took almost six hours, including short breaks. The path was occasionally extremely steep, which made the walking fairly arduous. Other parts were flatter and much less punishing. All sections were pleasant to walk though, with beautiful landscape and clement, somewhat humid weather. The hike overall was very nice indeed.

The rucksack proved heavy, but not overly so. On flatter ground I am pretty sure I will be able to manage many consecutive days of walking, which is my intention. I will set out for another test hike with my new tent once it has arrived, but until then, enjoy the pictures:

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