We started our adventure by taking the bus from Jönköping to Gränna harbour. We ran a few km until we joined the John Bauer trail. This was something new for us, we have never done it before and never been running so long in 24 hours.
We have packed everything we needed for the coming days. Tent, sleeping bags, kitchen, food, new clothes etc.
We started to run on asfalt before we came to super cool trails along Lake Vättern. The weather was perfect for running, a little cloudy and around 24 degrees. Our plan was to make it all the way to Jönköping and we didn’t have any time goal so we walked uphill and toke it easy.
After a couple of hours, near the village of Bunn, we stopped and filled up our water bottles with more water. We took a look at the map and decided where we should put up the tent and sleep for the night. We decided to stop by a lake called Lappsjön. On the way there it started to get darker and darker. Lucky for us we had packed headlights that we used the last 5km.
We found the lake we were looking for, put up our tent, boiled some water and had a late dinner. The food from we brought was from Real Turmat and it was really nice to have food after some hours of running. We ran 27 km the first day.
We fell a sleep fast and woke up early with the birds that did some funny sounds. It was a super cool little place that we had found. We had breakfast. Patrik wanted food for breakfast and Fanny hade müsli. We boiled water for our water bottles and packed everything and got ready for running again.
Our bodies felt ok and we didn’t have any injuries except blisters on our toes from the first day. We hade the same plan as the first day, no stress and walk uphill. Our bags weighted about 5 kilo extra each and it was much harder to run with bags than we had expected.
We didn’t take any longer breaks, just kept moving forward. When we felt tired we walked for a bit. It started to rain in the end but it was just nice.
When we came to the finish of John Bauer trail we still had a bit left home. We ran down to Huskvarna, ca 5km, were we took the bus home.
We had a plan to maybe run the last bit home but it was 10 k on asphalt and we both felt that 31 km the second day was enough. We ended the second day with nice and cool trail running and a great feeling instead of add 10 k extra on asphalt.
We ran 58 k in total, happy and tierd when we came home.
The equipment we used:
All the tent products we use are from Vaude. We really like the brand, the quality and that they have eco friendly products. The have a Green Shape label, that means that their products are made from sustainable materials.
* Tent model : Hogan SUL 2P
* Matress Performance 7 M
* Sleeping bags Alpstein Concept Alpstein 200 DWN
* Backpack Trail spacer 18
We also packed:
* Silva light – Cross trail x 5
* Kitchen from MSR – MSR PocketRocket 2 Mini Stove Kit
* Primus Microntrail
* Food from REAL Turmat
You find the gpx file for the John Bauer Trail here.
Do you know where we should run next?
Do you want to read more about camping adventure, check out our trip to Norway HERE
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