We have enough snow for skiing at home, but I wanted a real winter landscape and I was sure I would find it in Harsa, so I drove there in the morning. I was right, the trees were covered in snow and there was at least twice much snow on the ground as in Ljusdal.
The route I had chosen for the day goes around a mire and it’s my favourite scenery outside the mountains, the one thing I miss from Loos, actually. But when I got there, I realised that I was totally uninspired, photographically speaking. The landscape as such was pure eye candy and I really enjoyed it, but pictures… there’s a deforested hill in the background in one direction, a radio mast in the other, and ski and snowmobile tracks here and there across the mire. I was over halfway thru when I thought that I have to get at least one picture from there, just something to remember this day by. So I stopped at the first best dead pine and snapped my souvenir.
A bit later I came across a brook with some open water, with the sunlit tree tops reflecting nicely from the water, and I felt a bit better as far as photography was concerned.
When I was back at Harsagården, I was going to sit down and have a bite to eat before visiting Svedbovallen which was only 2 km from Harsagården, following a snowmobile trail. But the restaurant was absolutely packed so I gave up, just grabbed an energy bar on the go and hit the skis again. It was so nice to follow the snowmobile trail… the skiers outnumbered snowmobiles 100-1 so while I constantly had people passing me on the ski tracks (I ski at a backcountry pace, not the normal crosscountry pace), I had the snowmobile trail all to myself.
The snow covered Svedbovallen was beautiful I really enjoyed this wonderful day, even if I was quite hungry by the time I got home!