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This is the third entry from Judy's trail diary detailing her Coast2Coast Sweden hike. Don't forget to catch up by reading Volume I and Volume II first!

Day 4 CDC - 18.6 miles

I woke as usual to the sounds of birds and broad daylight at 4am, but was actually able to go back to sleep till 5 when I got up and made coffee. It’s been raining since about midnight, but it is slowing down a bit. Its 6:30am now and Alie is stirring. Jorgen will be leaving us when we get to town. He has to work on his book but will meet back up with us in a week. (Jorgen, Jonas and Fransiska are the three ‘leaders’ of the hike). Alie and I hit the road at 8am and it was a road walk. The rain had basically stopped, but we were still in full rain gear. We got to Kosta at 9am, where we stopped at the co-op and bought some food and then to the hotel restaurant buffet. Kosta is one of the last vestiges of the Crystal Kingdom, with the second oldest glass factory in Sweden. 

Published in Trails & Trips
Wednesday, 07 June 2017 15:37

Diary from Coast2Coast Sweden - Volume II

This is the second entry from Judy's trail diary detailing her Coast2Coast Sweden hike. Don't forget to catch up by reading Volume I first!

Day 2 CDC - 16.2 miles

We started our second day at about 7:45 am and finished about 4:15. I am an early riser – on the trail at home in America, I always wake up with the sun and birds (what ever that time is). In Sweden, the daybreak is about 3:30 am – the birds are singing in full force by 4am (and yes, Cuckoo birds will drive you cuckoo with their non-stop “Cuckoos”!). I try to sleep in till 5am and everyone else gets up around 7:30 or 8:00am. I’m of the school ‘10X10’ or ‘12X12’, aka twelve miles by noon. I also like to be finished hiking by 5 or 6 pm, but here they hike till 10pm – after all the sun doesn’t set till about that time. Not once did I have to use my headlamp. Even at midnight, there is an orange glow on the horizon.

Published in Trails & Trips
Wednesday, 03 May 2017 09:55

LightHeart Gear Hikes Coast2Coast Sweden

This month, LightHeart Gear founder Judy Gross will be taking on the Coast2Coast hike across Sweden, and we can’t wait to hear all about the adventure. She will be trekking from the eastern coast of the Baltic in Kalmar to the western coast in Varberg, with the total distance around 248 miles. The event has been held annually since 2013, and attracts hikers from all over the globe. Coast2Coast Sweden was originally organized by Jörgen Johansson and Jonas Hållén, who continue to aid as guides for the event each year. 

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