For so many years we have hiked this beautiful national park during April…
…but not this year. We used to go the whole family, and all our dogs have made it to the top of the mountain at least a dozen times each. We follow the water for about an hour,
then the track turns around the bend and for a while we walk the footbridges.
I searched my archives to find some memories from years gone by,
and here is something of the early spring loveliness as we struggle up the tough slopes.
On the plateau, old trees have come to rest, and younger ones softly lean over the precipice. We stop to admire before the long walk down to the pond where we started.
I miss this hike, but this is 2020, the year of corona and covid-19.
I will be back though – I promise…maybe next spring.
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Take me! Take me! Lovely post.
This looks like such a beautiful park where you always hiked each year. Water, trees, greenery, gentle slopes…all makes for peaceful walks. When you go back I am sure you will bring your camera and take us along with you 😊 This year has been a strange one. Hopefully things will be better soon and maybe you can hike again here later this year. Hope all has been well with you and your family, Leya. Take care ❤
Glad you liked it, Mabel – I will bring my camera – and you – when I visit next!
fingers crossed 🙂 it is beautiful and thanks for sharing 🙂
Beautiful place to hike. You make me wish that I had that trail in my own memory. 🙂
Beautiful memories of spring. Here is to next year’s hike
Well – you might have something similar? I guess if we love the outdoors, we have our own special memories. And share them!
Indeed, I do have similar memories from favorite places in my past. Those photos we take act as a trigger to bring back those recollections.
They do – and that feels great.
This is wonderful AC. I would miss this too – we’ll all be back on the trail soon 🙂
I enjoyed this tender post. It is bittersweet to see the places we love.
I’m looking forward to your return along with you, Ann-Christine; it is a beautiful piece of wilderness and I can imagine your longing to go back there.
Mmm, you are always welcome to come along!
Our backpacks are standing ready, just waiting for the all-clear!
Hang on and stand by – it will come!
How lovely this place looks, rather like the New Forest, but with hills! I do like the boardwalk, I wish we had more boardwalks in places of nature as they are so much easier to walk on in wet and muddy conditions.
Yes, in the Lapland mountains all the grand hikes are partly on boardwalks. Very wet country.
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So beautiful, Ann Christine, even with the bareness of the trees. You can almost hold the ‘peace’ in your hands. Oh… no- the dogs are barking! A lovely moment 🙂 🙂
♥ It was – hopefully again it will.
How unfortunate that we are not free to go places and do things as always. But that time will return. This is a lovely park that you visit.
Thank you for the encouraging thoughts, Steve!
How lovely is this place 😍
Such a lovely place Ann-Christine ❤
Thank you for sharing these photos of this forest trail. Some of the trails near us have been closed but others are still open with advisory posted at the entrance about CV19. If we see any cars parked at the entrance we just keep on walking down the road. I believe you will be hiking on your trail again next year.
I hope to be there again next year, yes. So some trails are closed where you live? We have another problem right now with very dry weather, so forest people must not light fires.
Oh dear fires in the forest can be disastrous. If it is not one thing its another as they saying goes.
Yes – the same saying in Sweden. Hopefully people will not want any more accidents or disasters…
I’m sorry you can’t be there in person but thanks for sharing your beautiful memories.
I do hope so. But meanwhile, what lovely photographic memories. And instead, you’re making new memories, more locally.
Hopefully so 🙂