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Deeper into the mountains. 

A couple days of trekking is a wounderful relief from the garden chores. 

A bit noisy, but so soothing!

Another day of hiking – hardly any rain but no sun either. Today I went halfway to Kårsavagge cabin. Wet feet but otherwise –

Exhilarating!






Across the bridge, then back to the fire at the Abisko lodge. 

Everyone is complaining about the cold damp weather. I don’t mind it, but it did put a stop to our plans to wander in the Finnish mountains. Back at the North Sweden homestead It was cold too, but chopping wood sure warms you up.  

  
And it sure is nice the to keep the big caldron of water warm and the sauna in the bastu (bath cabin) fired up.  

The sun has come out now, and we are feeling much better, and hoping for some more midnight sun this evening before we head south again tomorrow – back to the garden.

  
We took a trip to the mountains of northern Finland to do some wandering, but we got as far as the visitors center and took this picture. 

It was so cold, cloudy and rainy that we chickened out and took in at the Crazy Reindeer Hotel in Levi instead. They had a sauna in every room and a grand breakfast!  

That may have been just as well, as my hip joints are not what they used to be. We had a wonderful time anyway, testing our Finnish etc. 

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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