After a while the scenery started to open. Excellent weather for hiking, cloudy and a bit above 10 celcius.
Like you might have seen in my previous hiking post, Kumu was walking leashed. It was the same this time. As a hunting dog he starts looking for the game when I'm walking with him being unleashed. Birds are still having eggs in their nests...
These belong to Pluvialis apricaria. We almost stepped on it while walking, it took off right in front of us.
Here's another one, obviously having a nest nearby too, according to it's behaviour while we were passing by.
First days were still on the cooler side, so the stove was used in the evenings.
After spending a night at the pond by a fell we descended towards the river Peltojoki. This small hut was built by Pentti Lahtinen in late 1940's, on a rented property. He didn't remember to take care of his rental duties, and the hut ended up being state property. Novadays open for public.
Then up to the fell area again. Having a lunch break in decently warm weather. Snowy fell sides remind us about the mid-summer....
Rainy and misty moment when passing a fell top, before reaching the lake where we would camp for the next night.
But Kumu agrees with me, it's hot. Especially for a dog who haven't shed his winter fur yet....
Luckily there's this lovely snow to cool down!
Obviously willow grouses had nests still too, as this one tried to lead us further away from the place where we scared it while passing a marsh by the fell side.
A beach on the south side of Peltojärvi. Again a HOT day, +24 celcius.
Where there's been a man, there's always.... well, you know. These were obviously brought there by snowmobile, a quad bike, or a boat. I wonder why it was so difficult to take them back the same way too? Luckily this is not a common scenery.
This river gave us some graylings...
...which were cooked on the fire.