Big white wonderful

It’s been very warm lately and the snowcover is visibly reduced every day – I can see this in the field where the dark spots are growing bigger and more numerous every day. Skiing is but a distant memory but I felt that it’s way too early to finish the season, so I drove to Lofsdalen yesterday. The weather was awesome, nothing but blue skies! This is the only time I’m not wishing for any fluffy clouds in the sky because the combination of the white snow and blue sky and warm sunshine on my face is just unbeatable. It honestly doesn’t get any better than this! And to think, exactly one year ago we struggled with the snowstorm

I took the snowcat to the tundra to avoid climbing up from the lake. It would have been a long and heavy 6km, and I would much rather spend that time and energy gliding around the tundra. The snow was perfect as well… it was hard but not icy, so I didn’t sink at all but still the skis got a good grip. I’m really out of superlatives to describe the trip, it was just so perfect in every way!

On top
On top

The snowcat drops you off high on the tundra, then there’s a long glide down to the valley on the south side. I’ve had a couple of big falls here and took no risks and just simply walked down unlike these brave people.

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Sunburst
Sunburst

Needed to test sunburst with the Zeiss 16-35/4. No flare to be bothered about, but I’m not impressed about the burst itself, I think the Canon 17-40/4 was much better.

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More snow patterns
More snow patterns

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Rocks
Rocks

The snow cover is really thin in some places. When it reveals lichen covered rocks, it creates an awesome colour combination… although this picture does no justice to how it looked in real life.

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