|My day started off with some of my best Kungsleden photos so far.|
|I was on my way just after sunrise this morning.|
|It took me a long time to walk the first 5 or 6 kilometres today.|
It wasn’t long after leaving the lakeside camp that the Kungsleden crossed over the very substantial Pite River on another large suspension bridge. To keep my mind occupied on these strolls I sometimes like to imagine how I would do the walk if there was no bridges, checking out the creeks and rivers to see where it might be possible to ford them. Well let me tell you there is no way to ford the Pate River, the deep channel of swiftly moving water draining Fálesjávrre Lake into Tjeggelvas Lake. Once across the river the Kungsleden followed long sections of boardwalks upstream for awhile, passing a camping spot that, to my eyes looked better than the one back on Tjeggelvas Lake.
|The Pite River - you won't be fording this one!|
|I'm about to pass through another Reindeer fence. I needed to remove the wood slats before walking through and then replacing them.|
|It was looking like I'd be walking in the cloud for awhile now.|
|Eventually the Kungsleden dropped down through a shallow gorge.|
I ended up walking 37.8 kilometres and climbing 796 metres on what turned out to be a hard day on the Kungsleden. Over the ten days so far I’ve walked 262 kilometres and climbed 6648 metres on my Kungsleden journey. Apart from the last 4 kilometres that I walked, camping spots were fairly frequent today. Water was also not hard to find except for the last 4 kilometres. I used Cicerone’s Trekking the Kungsleden guide book along with my GPS topo maps again today.