Food on the trail: what worked and what didn’t work?

Food is an important part of any trail. You burn heaps of calories on the road and your body needs sustenance to keep going. I found it a challenge to figure out what kind of foods would suit me to take on the Vasaloppsleden. For example, I’ve figured out through previous hikes that I don’tContinue reading “Food on the trail: what worked and what didn’t work?”

Vasaloppsleden day 5 – Eldrisstugan to Mora (9 km)

Tuesday July 16th 2019 Last day! And a short day into Mora too, with only 9 km left on the Vasaloppsleden. It was raining in the morning and I was dreading it. I left around 10 am and realised the rain wasn’t bad at all! It wasn’t more like a drizzle, so nothing I couldn’tContinue reading “Vasaloppsleden day 5 – Eldrisstugan to Mora (9 km)”

Vasaloppsleden day 4 – Axisstugan to Eldrisstugan (26 km)

Monday July 15th 2019 It rained a lot that night. I was dreading having to hike in rain and mud the next day, but drove off to dream land in the end. I didn’t set an alarm for the morning, because it turns out I didn’t need it. I had plenty of time, so noContinue reading “Vasaloppsleden day 4 – Axisstugan to Eldrisstugan (26 km)”

Vasaloppsleden day 3 – Tennäng to Axisstugan (27 km)

Sunday July 14th 2019 Just like the day before, I set my alarm to 7.30 am, but I was already up by 6.45 am. After breakfast, I packed up and started hiking at 8 am. It was nice out and my confidence was growing. So far, I hadn’t had any knee problems! Sure, I wasContinue reading “Vasaloppsleden day 3 – Tennäng to Axisstugan (27 km)”

Vasaloppsleden day 2 – Smågan to Tennäng (19 km)

Saturday July 13th 2019 My alarm went off at 7.30 am. My breakfast consisted of bread and cheese, and a cup of tea. Somehow, it wasn’t the experience I was hoping for, the cheese was lacking flavour and the bread was very sweet. But it was food and I needed the calories, so munch munch!Continue reading “Vasaloppsleden day 2 – Smågan to Tennäng (19 km)”

Vasaloppsleden day 1 – Berga to Smågan (10 km)

Friday July 12th 2019 I had a good night’s sleep and a wonderful extensive breakfast. I had plenty of time in the morning, so I relaxed a bit in my hotel room before checking out. I went to the local visitors information centre where I left the luggage I wasn’t taking with me on theContinue reading “Vasaloppsleden day 1 – Berga to Smågan (10 km)”

What food will I bring on the Vasaloppsleden?

Soon, I’ll be heading to Sweden to hike the Vasaloppsleden. So that means I need to crack on with my preparations! I’ve pretty much got all my clothes and gear, except for a gas canister which I’ll be purchasing in Sweden. As for food, I gave it a lot of thought. Because on previous hikes,Continue reading “What food will I bring on the Vasaloppsleden?”