Trip Report: Snow Camping in the Lyngen Alps of Norway | Photo Tour:
Zach Paley |
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(editor’s note: Zach has been living and working on and skiing from a boat in Norway’s arctic circle all spring. Check out more great photos and stories of his adventures on his blog: Zach Paley)
It’s as if May is Lyngen’s month. Clear and calm weather after Jotunheimen coupled with no sunset meant ski days long past my threshold.
I finished my time in Lyngen camping with friends new and old. The impalpable sensation of hiking, skiing, and camping amongst these fjords was finally shared with others. Much like last year, we ate when hungry, slept when tired, and skied constantly.
Pete Blau, David Skirnisson, and Andreas Holm
When the weather and snow are right, it’s amazing how alive these mountains are. The sense of presence and clarity achieved amidst it all is unparalleled in other aspects of my life. It’s how I get in touch. Like the mountains I travel, the objective may seem clear at times, though it’s through the process of getting there I learn the most.
With a new job this summer and a laundry list of places new and old to visit and revisit, worrying about where I’ll end up isn’t important. Like the skintracks I set, I don’t doubt it will be somewhere interesting. So, rather than worry about the destination, I’ll enjoy the trip there. Wherever it may be.