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It’s time to leave Abisko Lodge. I didn’t see any midnight sun this time – everything was green and grey and cold and wet. But it was wonderful to get close to wilderness and wander and get tired and wet and then return to the warmth of the lodge fire and meet a bunch of fellow wanderers. It’s my type of pilgrimage. 

I should mention, they even have an alpine vegetable garden for the restaurant, and the food was excellent. 

And my own cooking too.

In case anyone wants to try this delicacy:

My favorite vegetarian sausges, on Finnish ryebread covered with dark tahini and cheese. I only wish I had had som Kimchi to top it off. 

Oh, and a wad of paper towel and clear clean mountain water. 

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.

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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