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Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 14, 2013 - 12:59pm PT
Finnskogdagene 2013 Gottlundmarsjen 1
View from the start
View from the start
Credit: Roy Tore Fallaas
The first path through the forest
The first path through the forest
Credit: Marlow
A bridge crossing Rotna
A bridge crossing Rotna
Credit: Marlow
Credit: Marlow
Credit: Marlow
Drying firewood
Drying firewood
Credit: Marlow
Following the path
Following the path
Credit: Marlow
On the ground
On the ground
Credit: Marlow
Stone on stone and one more fence
Stone on stone and one more fence
Credit: Marlow
On the way with their dogs
On the way with their dogs
Credit: Marlow
Flowing water
Flowing water
Credit: Marlow
Finnskogen - Gottlundmarsjen - The play of light and shadow
Finnskogen - Gottlundmarsjen - The play of light and shadow
Credit: Roy Tore Fallaas
The magic forest 1 - Roy Tore Fallaas
The magic forest 1 - Roy Tore Fallaas
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 14, 2013 - 12:59pm PT
Finnskogdagene 2013 Gottlundmarsjen 2
The magic forest 2
The magic forest 2
Credit: Roy Tore Fallaas
Roots crossing the chosen path
Roots crossing the chosen path
Credit: Marlow
The magic forest 3
The magic forest 3
Credit: Marlow
A road on the way
A road on the way
Credit: Marlow
Gottlundmarsjen - On the roadside
Gottlundmarsjen - On the roadside
Credit: Roy Tore Fallaas
Surfing at Finnskogen.
Surfing at Finnskogen.
Credit: Marlow
An old barn at Furuberget
An old barn at Furuberget
Credit: Marlow
Credit: Roy Tore Fallaas
Credit: Marlow
Back in Svullrya
Back in Svullrya
Credit: Marlow
Rotna Bridge
Rotna Bridge
Credit: Marlow
Reaching the first path where Gottlundmarsjen started
Reaching the first path where Gottlundmarsjen started
Credit: Marlow
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jul 14, 2013 - 01:55pm PT
Roy, tusen takk for alt this! I really enjoyed the Forest Finns video and the music vids.
I never knew anything about Finnskogen. What a hard life. Did you grow up in Hedmark?
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 14, 2013 - 02:00pm PT
Reilly

Yes, I grew up in Hedmark. Mostly Sønsterud close to Flisa, but also Gjesåsen, Løten and Kongsvinger (if you know the local geography).
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 19, 2013 - 03:01pm PT
The history of timber floating in Rotna - written 1983 by Jakob Ryen, an uncle of my mother. The floating in Rotna ended in 1965.

The history of log driving in Rotna
The history of log driving in Rotna
Credit: Marlow
Log driver Heikki Leikaasen
Log driver Heikki Leikaasen
Credit: Marlow

Ed: MH2 - That's sweet - it's the first time I'm exposed to the Canadian log driving bit. lol...
MH2

climber
Jul 19, 2013 - 03:12pm PT
Ha, Ha! Mighty fine.


A possibly relevant albeit over-exposed Canadian log-driving bit:


Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 22, 2013 - 02:25pm PT
Roy Lønhøiden plays "Gjennom Livet" ("Through Life") from his record "Sanger fra skogen" ("Songs from the forest")
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 25, 2013 - 12:19pm PT
A poem by Dan Andersson, a poet from the forest, translated in the original metres by C.D. Locock (1929):

Song

My love was born in the sweet of the year,
By the banks of a rippling, hurrying river;
Wild nectar I quaffed in my youth-days there,
In dew-drenced meads where the moonbeams quiver.

My love was born where the salmon leap
In Paiso's river of waters dancing;
And it grew to a melody sung in sleep,
A wild man's revel, a tale entrancing.

It seethed in my blood like a draught divine,
Born anew with each Springs returning,
When the world goes reeling, as drunk with wine,
And Earth and Heaven are burning.

But never more have I loved as then
In the moon of roses by Paiso's river;
My love grows grey, nor findeth again
Sweet nectar in meads where the moonbeams quiver.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 25, 2013 - 01:33pm PT
Finnskogen and mountains - a great fantasy. In Norway the closest you get to this painting, this dream, is in Trysil.

Credit: Marlow
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jul 25, 2013 - 06:01pm PT
Jeg aer i Finnskogen av Nord Amerika - the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. You would feel right at home here, Marlow. I'm visiting the old family farm, now owned by others :-(
They have let it go so maybe I can get it back cheaply.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 26, 2013 - 03:34am PT
Reilly

My best wishes for you and the old family farm. Do you have any photos from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan? Be free to post them on this thread.


Edit.: Here's a picures I found on the web showing a lot of similarities between the two landscapes:

Michigan Upper Peninsula
Michigan Upper Peninsula

Some differences: The Michigan peninsula has a great "coastal" line that you do not find at Finnskogen, where you have smaller lakes. And I think Finnskogen is generally more dominated by pine and spruce than the Michigan peninsula. The peninsula is as I can see extremely colour-rich in the autumn when the leaves change their ways - as seen from this picture:

Credit: Murat Kara
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 28, 2013 - 12:03pm PT
Dan Andersson - Heldagskväll i timmerkojan


Dan Andersson's first book (1914) - Kolarhistorier. Cost: Swedish kroner 1,-
Kolarhistorier &#40;Charcoal Burner's Tales&#41;
Kolarhistorier (Charcoal Burner's Tales)
Credit: Marlow

Joakim Thåström singing his song "Om Black Jim" - a song about Dan Andersson who died 32 years old from cyanid poisoning in a bed at room 11 at Hotel Hellman in Stockholm. Choose your hotel room with care when you get to Stockholm...

Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jul 28, 2013 - 12:39pm PT
Marlow, fotos to come when I reach a computer. Saw wolf tracks a few days ago, big ones.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 28, 2013 - 12:45pm PT
Reilly.

That's much appreciated!
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 29, 2013 - 04:43pm PT
Sorrow 1894 - A forest Finn and his wife

Sorg 1894
Sorg 1894
Credit: Albert Edelfeldt
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 1, 2013 - 01:32am PT
See, Marlow, I told you I would have pics...
Credit: Reilly

Beaver lodge
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 2, 2013 - 11:27am PT
Reilly.

Norwegian Woods.com. Hehe... that's cool. The similarity between Finnskogen and the picture you posted is striking - it could be anywhere at Finnskogen.

Some lichens from this week:
Finnskogen
Finnskogen
Credit: Roy Tore Fallaas
Credit: Marlow
Credit: Marlow
Finnskogen
Finnskogen
Credit: Roy Tore Fallaas
Credit: Marlow
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 2, 2013 - 11:27am PT
Some other parts of the nature
Credit: Marlow
Credit: Marlow
Credit: Marlow
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 2, 2013 - 11:29am PT
And memorablia
Finnskogen
Finnskogen
Credit: Roy Tore Fallaas
Credit: Marlow
Credit: Marlow
Credit: Marlow
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 2, 2013 - 03:18pm PT
"In his youth Dan Andersson led a wandering life. He worked as woodsman, temperance lecturer, factory worker, and travelling salesman." At the age of 14, Andersson was by his father sent to the United States to explore possibilities for immigration. He worked there at his aunt and uncle's farm, but after eight months, his father asked him to return to Skattlösberg, Sweden.

Dan wrote a book about America - "Chi-Mo-Ka-Ma. Stories from Northern America." (Bonniers 1920).
Credit: Marlow

This is how the book starts:
"I was still young the first time I met Charlie Day, alias Red Shadow, an Indian who had been given this name by the people from Rice Lake, a place near the center of the railway triangel Brainerd - Duluth - Beminji, just like in a big box, with the clear blue sky of Northern Minnesota as roof."
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