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The wandering started at Låktatjåkka Station.

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And progressed upward into the fog covered mountains. The weather forecast predicted rain and thunder storms.

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The trail followed a rushing stream most of the way.

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In the fog it was a good thing the trail was marked. I almost got lost a couple of times.

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Water everywhere.

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And snow.

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And fog.

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Now, the next day, the sun was out. Leaving the lodge in the sun, the mountain world took on a whole different perspective.

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And after a trek of 9 kilometers and a 800 meter descent, the panorama veiw from the Björkliden Lodge looks grand over a warm cup of coffee.

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Like a phantom, Låktatjåkka Lodge imerges out of the fog after the days hike and climb.

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The ground fog was thick yesterday morning when I went out skiing. I followed old trails and skirted the woods to the neighbors farm, then set out into the white field of fog and snow, not knowing where I was going, but with a sense for the right direction. Finally, I found an animal trail and figured that they had gone where I was heading, so I followed the trail. Sure enough, they led me to the juniper hill where the neighbor has a wind turbine.

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The bright future.

It nearly always blows here but not today. When it does, Farmer Westerberg doesn’t use the electricity himself but puts it out on the grid and recieves compensation for it.

The hill is covered with bushes of juniper, wild roses, rowen and sloe. It is a bit late for foraging rosehips and rowen berries, but there were lots of juniper berries and sloe.

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Both of which make wonderful beverage flavors. Frozen sloe can be eaten on the spot for a refreshing pick-me-up.

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The sky cleared today and we saw the sun shine for a while this afternoon as we were skiing. We haven’t seen the moon for a long while either. It rises early in the afternoon these days. Then the ground fog rolled in again.

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You can see that the apple tree is in bad need of a pruning too. Tomorrow!