Making a quick exit...hate wasting food !
My technique worked very well at warming damp socks in the morning !
Not long after setting off we crossed the river and made a brief visit to the Nallostugan hut,we chatted with the warden who nicely asked if we wanted to leave our rubbish in there bin.She mentined that in less than a month her stint would be done and she would leave before the snows became too deep
The pictures dont do the valley of Stuor Reaiddávággi justice its just vast and so photogenic
|Photo credit to Matt|
Love this picture Matt Holland took of me and Lee as we crossed this wide valley
After crossing the valley we walked up to the Sälkastugorna hut,we had our own snacks here.We were now on the Kungsleden (a long distance walk) and for me im so glad we didnt do that walk.For me it was the only few hours of the whole trip that i disliked the constant marked small cairns made it seem false
That said we did find a lovely spot to camp again next to the river
A shorter day of 15 k
The rain started to fade away as we made our way down this vast valley
The valley further down was so beautiful the river just moving along as a solid deep sheet of water
From the bridge at Sinnijohka we turned Eastwards and upwards crossing another stunning high valley, on the South side of Sinničohkka mountain
Matt and Lee below the twin peaks of Skárttaoivi and Liddubákti
The lads dwarfed by the peak of Duolbagorni,which we camped below on a stunning bed of red, yellows and greens
It was with a weary head that i answered Lees call of more Northern lights later in the night...
The cloud obscured a lot but we still got a showing again !
Day 7 and after a few nights of Northern lights we were all very sleep deprived
Weather was dry as we slowly moved off and down the valley with talk of a possible buffet lunch at the staion hut Geoff and Christine had mentioned to us
Due to the fact that Swedens highest mountain (Kebnekaise) is close by in this valley it started to get busier in this valley.Some friends of ours had mentioned the buffet dinner that was available here and once we had opened the door and walked in the smell confirmed we were eating here today
Im not sure what tasted better the meat,potatoes,the fresh bread buns or the coffee all i know is , as team of 3 we did the buffet lunch proud
Due to poplar area and the lodge that you can stay at it was a busy valley and we saw more people along with the constant Red helicopters buzzing up and down the valley..today was a short walk day !
The lads didnt stir much after our tea but i couldnt get enough of the views and colours of this lovely area so i was just walking around our camp area sitting in different spots and just watching the days end coming on , i also got a visit from this fella
There was some lovely evening light as the days end drew in
Quite unbelievabley we treated again to the Northern light show again but we were all feeling the lack of sleep badly now..but it was a great show...nearly the best of the whole trip !
Thanks for looking Peter