Day 108: Plans Fixed

Christianshøj Shelter to Højderyggens Shelter

Distance: 42km


A dull, unspectacular day. On and off drizzle, mostly through forest on wet, partly muddy trails.


Two things worth mentioning though: 

I rejoined the official E1 today, after leaving it in Halmstad. It feels good to be back on it!


Second point: planning. I couldn't just do nothing at all yesterday. So I risked an outlook for the coming days. 

From yesterday's Christianshøj shelter it's roundabout 250km to Flensburg. My goal: arrive there on the 29th at sunset. 6 days, roughly 40km days. Ambitious but absolutely doable since the terrain is generally flat and fast going. 


The itinerary looks like this:


24. Christianshøj to Norre Snede

25. Norre Snede to Jelling

26. Jelling to Baekke

27. Baekke to Vojens

28. Vojens to Rodekro

29. Rodekro to Flensburg


Usually, I never plan my hiking itinerary so detailed as I don't want to be too fixed on the schedule. But I thought I'd do an exception. Let's see how it works out. 


These long days also mean plenty of walking in the dark. Today it were more than 3 hours. While I don't particularly like it as it uses a good amount of concentration not to get lost or to stumble into things (especially in the forest), I find it kind of intriguing as well. My world is reduced to a small buble: only as far as the beam of my head lamp reaches. 


Bolling So in moon light. One of the rare moments out of the forest, where my little head-lamp-beam-world temporarily expands a bit.
Bolling So in moon light. One of the rare moments out of the forest, where my little head-lamp-beam-world temporarily expands a bit.
There really are valleys in Denmark!
There really are valleys in Denmark!
Tristesse
Tristesse
The little wonders of nature
The little wonders of nature
Some sun right in time for the most spectacular part of today's hike: Vrads Sande
Some sun right in time for the most spectacular part of today's hike: Vrads Sande
First E1 sign in Denmark (the X). Time for a selfie!
First E1 sign in Denmark (the X). Time for a selfie!
Tonight's shelter. Finally out of the drizzle.
Tonight's shelter. Finally out of the drizzle.

Write a comment

Comments: 0

© SANDRO KOSTER 

2010 - 2021