As I wrote in my last post my plan for 2016 has been to go out on at least one overnight-trip per month. It doesn’t have to be a long adventurelike hike, but a night in the tent is sufficient.
So in the beginning of januari I set of to the northen trailhead of Sigfridsleden (Sigfreds-trail). The trail goes from Asa in the north to the lake Rottnen in the south and is 90km long in total.
I had no plans to hike the whole trail, since this was just a short overnighter, and a chance to get a night outside. It was also a chance test my new backpack, the Exped Lightning that I’d bought in december, but hadn’t got a chance to test.
I arrived in Asa around 15.00 and parked at the hostel next to the church. From there I started walking south on the trail for just about 2,5km where there is a great campspot with views over the lake Asasjön. I was here almost exactly 1 year before so I knew beforehand where to set up camp.
When I’d set up my tent and started to prepare dinner it was already dark outside.
For southern Sweden, and with the mild winter we had this year it was a cold night, with temperatures around -6C to -7C, or so the weatherreport said. My sleepingmat was the Exped Synmat 7 UL witch proved to be a bit cold for the temperatures. My sleepingbag was the Cumulus Panyam 600. The bag it self was warm, and I didn’t freeze from the top. The cold came from the ground and up through the sleepingpad. I should’ve brought a small cellfoam-mat to insulate more. I slept fairy well though, even though I was a bit chilly in the early morning witch made me toss and turn a bit.
For breakfast I boiled up some water for coffee and had tortillias with nutella. The nutella had froze though so I had to put the bag of nutella in the hot water before I could smear it on to the tortillas.
After breakfast I packed up camp and headed back to the car to get home. It was a short, but nice trip and I like to camp in colder weather since I really don’t like the bugs that come out in the warmer seasons.
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