Outdoor life on a winter trip in Femundsmarka
Last week, Friluftslivslinja traveled at the big highlight of the winter!
A five-day hike on skis with sledges and tents in Femundsmarka was ahead of us. The starting point, after bus transport from Elverum, is Gutu along Idrevegen in Engerdal. We set course for Lille Grøvelsjøen, which is the first overnight spot. Beautiful warm weather and not too much wind on the first leg. The tour guides Eirik N and Emily led us safely to the spot. Camp was established without major challenges and the dinner was made according to all the rules of art in storm kitchens. Throughout the evening, the full moon appeared between the clouds and created a wonderful magical atmosphere.
The second stage went from Lille Grøvelsjøen north in the gorge between Elgåhogna and Forborgen. Slightly poor visibility in the morning, but it did not create any problems for navigation. Eirik HP and Henrik HB led us safely and securely through the gorge with enough height on the Forborgensiden in case of avalanches from Elgåhogna. Furthermore, the trip went via Storsteintjønnan, where we found a sheltered place to have lunch. From there, the trip continued east where we crossed the winter trail from Grøvelsjøen and we finally relaxed in the birch forest southwest of Rønsjøen. We observed a couple of reindeer and a grouse during the day. We gained access to the long-awaited water after melting snow the last XNUMX hours.
The third stage went along the winter trail northwest on the hill on the west side of Rønsjøhøgda and between Revlingklette and Litle Svuku. A fantastic stage in wonderful winter landscape. The weather gods were kind to us, gentler than what Yr reported, and the stage led by Arthur and Henrik P was absolutely superb. The descent towards Nordre Revlingsjøen was simply beautiful. Today's camp was established in a sheltered pit in the terrain.
The fourth stage started a little later in the day. The morning went to a ski trip along the winter trail towards Grøtådalen. When you get up on the Svuku massif and the view reveals itself in all directions, especially in fine weather, you become grateful. Back in camp, preparations began for the final stage. This was now changed after Prime Minister Erna Solberg's announcement of closed schools. Then the gang, after visiting the yard at DNT cabin Svukuriset, decided that we should go all the way out to Båtstø, where the bus was, and return to school.
Despite the dramatic shortening of the trip, it was a fantastic winter trip with a good atmosphere in beautiful winter landscapes. This year there was plenty of snow in Femundsmarka as well.