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    The winter that was (pic heavy)

    We got the first taste of winter at the end of October, just in time for a gruelling Mammoth March, which I deemed to be better suited to my Salsa Fargo.


    As expected, the first snow didn't last, but during the last days of November the winter came with snow and cold temperatures. I spent the following four months almost exclusively on the fatbike, in addition to the skis.

    December was cold, snowy and dark.












    January started with a thaw, which was quite depressing.




    Soon the real winter returned, though, and we got some really cold weather.














    In February we got enough snow to limit riding to the trails near the city as well as some rare snowmobile trails.





    At the end of the month, the sun finally came out from the cloud cover, after a very cloudy winter with only fifty hours of sunlight since the beginning of December.








    The sunny weather continued through March.














    The winter continued for one and a half week into April, making this a fairly long winter here in Southern Finland.








    The larger guy riding on the pictures is me and the smaller guy is Toni.
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    Awesome pictures! What is this from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by duggus View Post
    Awesome pictures! What is this from?
    My interpretation is that a small rodent has fallen prey to a bird.
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    Nice work as always! Do you guys reserve that shelter in advance or is it open on a first come basis?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackCanoeDog View Post
    Nice work as always! Do you guys reserve that shelter in advance or is it open on a first come basis?
    The shelters are open to anyone and there is no reservation system. It has happened to me twice in four years that someone has already been there, but we have managed to get along fine.
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    Sounds like your winter was similar to ours in Scotland except ours started at the end of November. Late march snow lasted until the end of last week - an awsome winter for fatbikes and skis!

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