Antarsberget Pokerhyllan trail running or hiking up

Antarsberget Pokerhyllan löpning trail utsikt fritid trening örnsköldsvik
Yesterday’s panorama view from Pokerhyllan – the hardest uphill run is done, downhill will be a pleasure

I have been hiking up to Antarsberget and the viewpoint Pokerhyllan since April this year when the trail was still covered with snow.. a natural place for me to go. And as a runner I yesterday finally ran up too. I guess that as a runner you always wonder if you can run up any goddamn trail you are hiking, and sometimes also carry it out… it may be a “sickness” among us 😀

pokerhyllan sverige viewpoint hiking lapphund panorama sweden norrland landscape
Jenta is too young to run with me yet, but loves to hike up to Antarsberget with me now and then – she is a tough little girl preparing for the Norwegian mountains next year.  (photo snapped in late October)

It is a pretty short trail up as this mountain/hill is not at all high, it takes just about 30 minutes to hike up (depending on your speed of course)… naturally a bit shorter if you run, but yesterday I could really feel that it has been too long since I run a real uphill like I often do during summer in Norway.. still Antarsberget will be a good replacement whenever I need that running resistance 🙂

Usually I have biked to get to the trail start – and sometimes my son follows. But with my convenient microcar (see, I’m already getting lazier .ha..ha) I can now bring my lapphund with me too – and she loves the uphill challenge!    

antarsberget gapahuk vindskydd grill trail hiking vandring picnik area
You will first reach the wind shed place where you can make a fire with fire wood or just a picnic (Please don’t burn down the old beacon!). To get to Pokerhyllan you will follow the trail a bit further to where the steep view-point area is (photo snapped in late October).
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The trail is pretty nice to run, a bit stony here and there to run, especially downhill again, but not a problem and so fun if you just watch your steps carefully – and it’s not too slippery (photo snapped in late October).

 

sagostig antarsberget family vandring hiking fairy tail sweden photo liss
This is also a great place to hike with your children – someone has created a cosy Sagostig “fairy-tale path” with fun characters and animals of wood and stone along the trail to make it extra exciting for children.

If you want to visit Antarsberget you will find it by driving the gravel road between Bredbyn and Mellansel to the parking lot and the trail sign starting here (Google map). – Any questions regarding this? Just send me a comment or a message.

Agnsjön lake surrounded by autumn

This week I and my fluffy puppy have discovered several nice lakes for scenic walks in beautiful autumn colours, and Agnsjön is one of them. On the map I can see that the gravel road we followed a bit goes all the way around the lake, so I’m sure it also will become a good biking and running lap for me, far away from that damn traffic. I will keep you updated how that turns out.

Mirrorlike autumn lake 

Small idyllic cabins are placed here and there along the lake’s waterline, so I guess this lake probable is more lively in summer time, but I really don’t mind the silence here now. A not so idyllic history is that this lake has taken several lives during log floating in the older days and by unstable ice in the winter.

Wonder if she see what I see? My fluffy adorable lil’ girl..

You see.. I just recently got my very first little car, a cute microcar, so our life has changed a bit because of this, as me and my son, together with our animals, are now able to get around and discover places much easier..  it actually makes the everyday life a lil’bit easier too. But I will try not to get lazy and still use my bicycle to get around frequently.

 

“Time wasted at the lake is time well spent.”