HHS 2019 hiihdon seurantapalvelu on avattu. Saat erilaista tietoa hiihdon etenmisestä. Löydät palvelusta mm. seuraavat palvelut:
- Sosiaalisen median seuranta
- [Uutta] Tilastotietoa hiihtoon osallistuneista
- [Uuutta] Reitin korkeusprofiilin tutkiminen osuuksittain
- Uudistunut reittikartta
Harri Petteri Karjalainen
2 days ago
Päivän menoa. ... See MoreSee Less
22.3.2019 Soivio - Kuusamo
Yöllä satoi lunta. Päivällä paistoi aurinko. ... See MoreSee Less
21.3.2019 Hossa - Soivio
Meistä hiihtäjistä varoitetaan merkein. Meitä hiihtäjiä varoitetaan myös ladun varteen vesurilla isketyillä merkeillä. Vaaran paikkoja ovat mm lumettomat sillat, äkkimutkat, autotiet, jyrkkä tai kuoppainen alamäki sekä Suomen luonnon villieläinten kohtaaminen kuten leijonan. Vielä ei ole julkaistu merkkiä suklaata "varastavasta" hiihtäjästä. Pidä eväistäsi kiinni! ... See MoreSee Less
Kamppeiden ja infolappujen kuivausta ... See MoreSee Less
20.3.2019 Jatkonsalmen savottakämpällä Urho Kekkosen piilopirtillä. ... See MoreSee Less
--HIIHTOPAIVA 20 - FRIDAY, MARCH 21, 2019
ROUTE: KALLIOLUOMA TO KUUSAMO (END OF SECTION 2)
LATITUDE: KUUSAMO - 65.59N
ACCOMODATIONS: KUUSAMON TROPIKKI SPA HOTEL
TEMPERATURE: -1C OR SO, SUNNY
WINDS: NORTH AT 12-14 M/SEC
TOTAL OF SECTION 2 - 648K
TOTAL OF SECTION 1 AND 2 - 1069K
SKI SELECTION: SKINS
STARTING TIME: 9:00AM
FINISHING TIME: 3:10PM
SPA RATING: 10/10
SAUNA BEER: AURA BOCK
The ski to Kuusamo today should have been an "easy day" given the 50K distance. I even read the weather forecast incorrectly and was pretty sure of strong southerly winds making the day easier yet. However, I looked at the forecast for the wrong day! 6-7M/S winds from the north today made the 18K's of lake crossing somewhat challenging (read WINDY). Fortunately the morning's stronger winds subsided somewhat to the 5-6M/S by our afternoon's time on the lakes. Skiing in these winds on open areas such as lakes and swamps usually causes the track to blow in pretty quickly. This was especially true today given the fresh snow that fell last evening. But, as the Finns say, "it could always be worse". After all, the sun was out and it could have been windier, colder, or raining. Our skiers basically just stayed as close as possible behind the two groomers completing the lakes and skiing onto the Kuusamo municipal ski track a little before 2PM. Kuusamo has over 300K of groomed trails. I'm not sure how far the hotel was but it was probably 15K to the other side of Kuusamo and the hotel. The Spa Hotel features a pool, massages, nice bars and restaurants, and other amenities making it a popular local hangout.
Now that Section 2 is completed Section 3 starts tomorrow with 13 days of skiing left to the sea. At orientation this evening we said goodbye to six of our skiers and hello to around seven. I'll miss the people I've spent the last couple of weeks getting to know but look forward to the new skiers and their stories.
Tomorrow is a 57K (or 45K) day skiing to the Ruka ski center on a prepared trail. Our Ruka track features a big tunturri climb and great views. Tomorrow evening we'll be at a church camp in Kayla.
Jeff ... See MoreSee Less
Lanko mies olis halunnut katsoa Paavon uusia sukkia, mutta kuva katosi.........kesken kaiken !
Kaarle Viikate/Elias Susi tuotti tasokasta tekstiä. ... See MoreSee Less
Tune: Pohjoista viljaa 😄
19.3.2019 Arolan savusauna ja notkuvan ruokapöydän antimet palauttavat hiihtäjät jälleen hiihtokuntoon. ... See MoreSee Less
Tuhannet kiitokset käynnistä
Paavo vaihtoi puhtaat sukat. Kiitos kaikkien puolesta. Juhlan paikka. ... See MoreSee Less
Cheering on Kaisa Makarainen in Oslo IBU World Cup
Jussi I about to send the drone up over us
Around 13K on Thursday with Upe
Jussi T and I take over snowmobile duties from Juusi I ... See MoreSee Less
--HIIHTOPAIVA 18 - WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 2019
ROUTE: AROLA TO HOSSA
LATITUDE: HOSSA 65.13N, 29.27E, ELEVATION 720FT
MY START TIME:9:50AM
FINISH TIME: 2:10PM
ACCOMMODATIONS: JATKONSAUMEN KÄMPPÄKARTANO (FORMER FORESTRY WORKERS BUNKHOUSE NOW A GUESTHOUSE)
SAUNA RATING: 9/10 (ONLY THING MISSING IS WOOD STOVE)
DINNER: REINDEER/MASHED POTATOES/LINGONBERRIES
Temperatures have finally fallen below 0C at night giving us a fast glazed trail for most of today's ski day. The entire day was on a snowmobile route (not quite since the last 4K was on an icy road leading to our accommodation) with the typical swamp and rolling forested terrain we ski through every day. A sort of highlight was seeing other skiers out on the trail. I think there were two or three groups doing various routes and composed of a variety of nationalities. It was nice chatting with other people out on the trail and they were all surprised when I told them about our journey.
Tomorrow is another 50K day followed by Friday's 56K ski to Kuusamo, a spa hotel, a massage, and hotel tap beer. Kuusamo ends Section 2 of HHS and a change in the skier line-up. After Kuusamo it's just another 13 days to the Arctic Ocean.
This morning we had a great Karelian breakfast cooked by our host Helena and her daughter-in-law before heading out the door around 9:40AM. The first group started at 8:00AM. Most of the first part of the day was spent skiing along the border zone through swamps and forests. Later on we climbed up and down some ridges and across a number of small lakes and swamp areas. Around 7K from here we had some BIG ups and downs on snowmobile trails and then the final 4K road ski to our accommodation.
JATKONSAUMEN KÄMPPÄKARTANO caters to dog sled teams, hiking, hunting and other outdoor activities and is adjacent to Finland's newest national park. It used to serve as a bunkhouse for forestry workers when this area was completely logged off to pay Soviet war reparations after WWII. At the orientation tonight we also learned that the former President of Finland, Urho Kekkonen, spent some time here. He was President for 30 years from 1956 - 1986.
Tomorrow will be 45 or 51K depending on where we want to start. The first 5 or 6 K does not count as we've already skied that part today in order to get to our hotel. Jeff ... See MoreSee Less
It was lovely to meet you
Hiihtäen Halki Suomen / Skiing Through Finland / HHS Hiihtäen Halki Suomen / Skiing Through Finland / HHS on käyttäjän Jeff Loss seurassa.
4 days ago
Lauri and Jeff at the half way point
Day 16's accomodation
Orientation on evening of Day 17 in Arola
Diane shoveling the entry to the Finnish Border Guard Museum ... See MoreSee Less
Only 900 k left🤔
5 days ago
Tänään rajavyöhykettä seuraten Raatteesta Arolan matkailutilalle. Upeita ikihonkia ja metsiä ja soita; rajaseudun erämaa tunnelmaa ja hiihdon riemua . Matkaa kertyi reilu 60 km ja hiihdetty noin 900 km Virolahdelta Arolan tilalle Suomussalmelle. ... See MoreSee Less
--HIIHTOPAIVA 16 - MONDAY, MARCH 18, 2019
ROUTE: KUIVAJARVI TO RAATE
LATITUDE: RAATE - 64.49N
DISTANCE: 40K (MORE BY BUS)
ACCOMODATIONS: BORDER GUARD DORMITORY NOW A GUEST HOUSE (WATER TURNED OFF!)
TEMPERATURE: -0C AT 9AM. SNOWING ALL DAY
WINDS: SOUTHWEST 2M/S
Due to the cancellation of Hiitopaiva 16 we all boarded a 10:30AM bus with our gear for the 1.5 hour bus ride to our accommodation at a former Border Guard post in Raate. I'm sure that most of us would prefer to ski at least a small distance but the rest will do us good. Tomorrow is a long day at 62K and the snow conditions don't look very fast. We'll find out at orientation whether our route will be shorter, longer, or skiable the entire way. It has been snowing all day and temperatures hover at 0C so I imagine the lakes we have to cross will be no different tomorrow than they would have been today.
After 24 hours without skiing many have cabin fever and need something to do. It's 2:45PM and we've just completed an impromptu stretching session followed by a 3:30 meal and then sauna. At 6PM we'll have a visitor present a lecture on the Winter War fought in this area followed by another meal. I guess you can't say we aren't just sitting around.
More later. Jeff
Kaki directing the men in the proper art of loading all our trail equipment.
Teemu thinking of a beer and sauna
Sauna shower-Not bad. Soap is a positive.
Sauna: Though electric is spacious and clean
Sauna Anteroom: Nice touch with the mounted metso and electric fireplace ... See MoreSee Less
what a pity you could not ski today...
--HIIHTOPAIVA 15 - SUNDAY, MARCH 17, 2019
ROUTE: LINTIIRA TO KUIAJARVI - 64.38N 30.2 E ELEVATION 760FT
SUNRISE 6:37AM. SUNSET 6:45PM
DISTANCE: 41K (ACTUALLY 40)
ACCOMODATIONS: GUESTHOUSE IN FORMER BORDER GUARD DORM
TEMPERATURE: -3C IN MORNING. -1C AFTERNOON
SAUNA RATING: 12/10 (WOOD FIRED SAUNA)
Our 15th day from Lintiira to Kuiajavi was billed as a "rest day" at only 40K. Three of the previous four days were over 60K so I think everyone enjoyed the break from seven to eight hour ski days. The terrain today along the border zone markers was a fun up and down through a mature birch/pine/spruce forest and maybe what is considered "old growth" in Finland. One highlight was our detour at 20K to the Finnish/Russian border crossing at Vartius. There is a highway and railway checkpoint where Visas and passports are checked for travelers in both directions.
A Finnish officer was very kind to give us a talk about the function of the Finnish Border Guard command. After the talk we had permission to ski right up to the checkpoint for photo ops. The long border between Finland and Russia is not fenced off but is a bare strip of ground 1340K long and monitored by both sides. On either side is the "border zone" where entry is forbidden without special permission. Our speaker indicated that both sides cooperate to make sure that not much too exciting goes on.
We completed our short ski to a guesthouse located at a former border guards dorm.
Dinner was very tasty and the wood fired sauna excellent.
Speaking of a "rest day" tomorrow's ski day has been cancelled as the lake's we have to cross are impassable due to slush under the snow. We can't risk the snowmobile getting stuck again. Plan B is to take a bus to tomorrow's accommodation and prepare for Tuesday 62K ski to Arola. Hopefully the lakes as we head further north will have active snowmobile traffic indicating conditions are OK for travel. ... See MoreSee Less
Hi Jeff,when you come to Arola our best regards to Helena....we spend there 2 nights on our bicycling trip from the Northkap down to Helsinki...had there wonderful bearwatching and sauna at Helena's place...I think she will remember. Best regards and further north hopefully any time good ice on the lakes... I enjoy your reports every day😊⛷
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