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Album: Karhunkierros2

    Treks:Finland:Sep2002:Oulanka:Karhunkierros2

Finally, the last part of Karhunkierros that I did not hike yet was the Ristikallio to Taivalköngäs section, because I started the northern section at Hautajärvi. As it is a fairly short distance from the Ristikallio trailhead to Taivalköngäs I decided to go on to Oulangan Kanjoni ("Canyon of Oulanka") and spend the night there in Savilampi hut. Oulangan Kanjoni is one of the most spectacular sights along the Karhunkierros trail, if you take the effort to climb up there. Choose either the north or the south side for different views. The next day I walked back at a very leisurely pace and stayed one more night in the Ristikallio hut. This is one of the most beautiful locations to watch the sunset and sunrise. I again met some very nice people there, which is one of the nice things of staying overnight in those huts.

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Final preparations at Ristikallio parking

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There I go, nice sunny weather by the way

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At Aventojoki campsite

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Ristikallio, sorry about the arm...

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Ristikallio hut

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Puikkokämppä hut

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Approaching Tailvalköngäs

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Taivalköngäs

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Made it into Lapland

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Thats where I came from

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Savilampi hut

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One more bridge

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All is there: cooking equipment

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a fire place...

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fresh water...

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and a stove in the hut

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Plenty of firewood too

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Essential gear: a J. Marttiini knife and a kuksa

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The portable office: Handera 330 and Flexis FX100 keyboard

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On top of Oulangan Kanjoni south side

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More poro

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Sunrise over Ristikallio

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Again meeting very nice people

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Kuukkeli bird

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Meeting a nice couple from Ii

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Leaving Oulanka National Park for the final time this year

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Back at the car again

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Indeed