Monday, May 5, 2014

Bohusleden: Overview

This is a basic Review from  the part of Bohusleden I hiked in 2012. I Hiked from Göteborg-Backamo.

This is very varied but has quite a lot of medium hills. So expect to burn quite alot of calories going up and back down them.
You will also hike a few times through some Fresh cut Forests.
If you go as we went around August-September you have chance it will rain and that creates a lot of mud. So Gaiters is not a luxury. We where happy we had them.

Sleeping Accomodations:
 You will see a lot of huts where you can rest/sleep. But bring something to hang in front of the door opening since non of them have a door (we used our tent)
If you have a tent you're never far from a flat piece of land where you can pitch your it.
Even hammock-campers will easily find trees to use.
There are trekking motels in Göteborg, Kungälv and Backamo.

In Göteborg you have Naturekompaniet and a lot of grocery stores. So there you can easily buy fuel and food.
On the trail we passed a big grocery store just before Küngalv. But for the rest you might see in the bigger villages a Fritids-store where sometimes they sell some dried food.
We bought all our food before hand so we had no problem. But it made for heavy packs.

Water you can get from most lakes (you will pass enough of them). Don't take it from streams because they are not always so clean.


Well, most of the time the forest will do for toilet use. Just bury the waste deep enough.
To clean yourselve and clothes you can use water from the lakes but don't dump your soap water back into the lake (even the biodegradable ones). Think about the enviroment, people!!!

Around The time I went (late agust- early september) You can have a bit of rain sometimes. Also the nightly temperatures can be a bit cold. But if your sleeping system can handle (comfort) 0°C you will be warm. But bring a beanie for when it does get cold.

That's a basic review.


My favorite quotes

"We travel to where our soul is free" - Dries Moonen

"As long as we have the open road ahead of us, we will be free and away" - Dries Moonen

"When it is dark enough, you can see the stars." - Emerson, Ralph Waldo

" A  true volunteer is someone who works with an honest hart for the things he or she believes in" - Dries Moonen

"Life is too short to work so hard." - Vivien Leigh

"Fairy tales are more than true; not because they tell kids that dragons exist, but because they tell them that dragons can be beaten." - G.K. Chesterton

"Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher." - Japanse wijsheid

"Falling is just like flying except there’s a more permanent destination" - J. Moriarty, Sherlock

"Paradise is a time, not a place" - Unknown

" I Love walking in the rain, cause no one can see me crying"
-Rowan Atkinson

"Before you judge a man, walk a mile in his shoes. After that who cares?...
He's a mile away and you've got his shoes!"
- Billy Connolly

"He who sacrifices freedom for security deserves neither." - Ben Franklin

"I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times." - Bruce Lee

"Every kid starts out as a natural-born scientist, and then we beat it out of them. A few trickle through the system with their wonder and enthusiasm for science intact." - Carl Sagan

"It's only after we've lost everything that we're free to do anything." - Tyler Durden/Fight Club

"We can aspire to anything, but we don't get it just 'cause we want it. I would rather spend my life close to the birds than waste it wishing I had wings." - Eli Attie, House M.D

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,
Nothing is going to get better. It's not.” - Dr. Seuss, The Lorax

"The more indecisive I am, the faster things get decided."
- Calvin

"Change is nature. The part that we can Influence." - Remy, Ratatouille

"You can live with dignity but you can't die with it" - House, House MD

"To see the world, things dangerous to come to; to see behind walls; to draw closer; to find each other; and to feel. That is the purpose of Life..." - The Secret Life of Walter Mitty