Intro We visited the Alam-Pedja Nature Reserve for the first time in 2015 november. This time we came back and stayed longer. We wanted to put ourselves to the test in cold and dark November, both gear and mind. It was unsupported trip. More information about the reserve; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alam-Pedja_Nature_Reserve 1. day 8,20 km Arrived at 13.00 Happy! The trail was in really poor condition but they are renovating it, luckily it was only 1,5 km long. View from the watchtower We were suprised by the rainbow Off the trail, there is a old farmstead. One guy bought it, demolished the old ruins and built and new log cabin. It has sauna and is free to use for anybody crazy enough to walk there. The fun began We reached a bog island, a narrow one. Like an oasis in desert. "Last sunset" For the next days, the sky was pretty much overcast, that one could not tell where the sun was. Moon and Khafra Day 1 was the only day with the Sun, we got our feet wet, we had the best camping site. 2. day 11 km There was some light snow during the night, we had to cross the bog, this was type 2 fun for me. Some snow remains in the morning Just enough room to fit my tent. Everything is still nice Despair? A cranberry Day 2 was just a introduction to wet feet. My friend was suprised how difficult it was to walk in bog, I think walking sticks made life easier to me. 3. day 19,5 km The only day when we managed to dry our feet National Defence League had set up a camp in the woods Pedja river Watchtower Abandoned tower used to observe plane bombings The road to nowhere. It is marked on a map as a driveable road but in reality it was not. Hell Third day was the longest but also less demanding. Mostly walking on small roads, very little offroad. 4. day 8,9 km Fourth day was probably the hardest, walking in water for the whole day. Again some snow during the night We had set our camp at abandoned farmstead Measuring how deep the ditch was. More than a meter.. Makeshift bridge You have to keep moving to keep warm Crossing the ditch Finally at the destination! Back at Pedja river Friend is testing how long bottle cap full of 80% vodka burns. It was 10 minutes I think. 5. day 12,3 km Fifth day was quite easy besides that the first 4 kilometers were wet ones. River Emajõgi (Mother river) Another abandoned farmstead 6. day 4,3 km Just walking back to car Last campsite This used to be a driveable road.. Our circle is now perfect, I could have kept going Conclusion It was easier than I was looking for. We were lucky that there was almost no rain. We had long nights at the campfire and we managed to keep topics fresh. GEAR I was in a hurry and wasn't able to finish the gear list and it is quite pointless to do it afterwards. The pack weighted 18.5 kgs at the start and was about 11 when I got back home . I had too much food with me... Just some thoughts on some items: Tent Locus Gear Khafra with Trekkertent bathtub floor+polycro. I wanted to keep it safe if had to set up the tent in very wet place. I am happy with the Khafra but it takes alot of space and finding a perfect spot is more difficult. Backpack HMG Southwest 3400. I can say that 18,5 kgs is the limit for the bag. My previous backpack was Exped Thunder 70 and I sometimes miss the panel loader Clothes The noteworthy items are Sealskins socks (used them in the evenings and mornings), Montane Primino 140 tshirt. They did their job well. Food and drinks I had too much food, I think I gained about 1 kg Whiskey was the best! Drinking loads of tea (green, ginger, fruit) and wasting a big 450g balloon almost completely.