Just a few days ago I came back from a hike accross the park. My girlfriend dropped me by a car on the north side, and came to pick me up on the eastern side of the park a week later. Below is some pics from the trip.
My hike started in the pine forests. First day or two were pretty warm, about 24 celcius.
Warm weather and no wind means a good time for mosquitoes and other not so nice insects. Here you can see two typical creatures that were interested to get a part of me. Mosquito going for the blood, while the horsefly is aiming for a large part of the sking. Below you can see the result of a succesful work of the latter.
Yes, it's late July. Kumu did find the mid-summer snow refreshing, as he's rolling and gliding on it.
Campsite of the first night, warm and calm evening. A smoky campfire keeps the flying predators away.....
Fresh air after the short but heavy rain. Kilometers and kilometers of roadless wilderness to walk in.
After 3 days, while walking on the marked trail for half of a day I passed some historical, and still active, gold digging sites. This Morgamojan Kultala open hut was built after an already extinct building. It was under renovation at the moment, but normally serves as an open hut for hikers.
A sauna on the same yard. After the short break it was time to continue my "half day marked trail excursion", and head to the camping site by Lemmenjoki river.
After several hours I was back at drier land. A nice lunch break in completely mosquito free area.
Several times during the week we met very curious reindeers. These came about 15 meters from us, before one of them made a strong blow through the nose and they all started running away.
Last camp of the trip. Like always, it's good to get your socks and boots dry if possible.
A knife maker has to post a picture of his knife too, right? In next days I should get a Tuohipää puukko or two up for sale, so if you're interested, stay tuned!