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  • Höstens färger / Autumn colors

    Höstens färger / Autumn colors

  • Solig septemberdag / Sunny september day

    Solig septemberdag / Sunny september day

  • Vackra färger / Wonderful colors

    Vackra färger / Wonderful colors

  • Kaffepaus vid jokk / Coffee break next to a jokk

    Kaffepaus vid jokk / Coffee break next to a jokk

  • Fjällbjörkskog / Mountain birch forest

    Fjällbjörkskog / Mountain birch forest

  • Höstens färger / Autumn colors
  • Solig septemberdag / Sunny september day
  • Vackra färger / Wonderful colors
  • Kaffepaus vid jokk / Coffee break next to a jokk
  • Fjällbjörkskog / Mountain birch forest
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Autumn hiking to summits of Mt Pieljekaise

The day started well with sunshine but with ice on the car windows a late september day after a night with a few degrees below zero. A great day for montain hiking after past weeks daily rain in other words.

I start from Arjeplog with aim on Jäkkvik and Kungsleden (King's trail), it's a nice early morning drive with all lovely autumn colors and thin shiny ice started to form from the pond sides. Arriving to Jäkkvik I have to admit I get some doubts if I'm fit enough to walk all the way up to the twin tops of Pieljekaise.

Kungsledens signs at Jäkkvik with distances to different places,

Spångar längs Kungsleden
Start from Jäkkvik

Well managed hiking trail

Fjällbjörkskog före Pieljekaise nationalpark
Birch forrest - Kungsleden (King's trail)

Bridges & boardwalks over wet areas

Bro över Jokk vid Pieljekaise
Bridge over Jokk (small stream)

Heavy backpack don't make it easier going uphill.

Första brantare stigningen mot Pieljekaise
First uphill part of the trail
Blå himmel och mjölksyra i benen
"Leg warmer" before getting to rest cabin

Rest cabin ab. 3km from Jäkkvik

Öppen raststuga innan Pieljekaisenationalpark
Openrest cabin - Pieljekaise nationalpark
Raststuga längs Kungsleden
Nice cabin for a break

Passing the cabin the mountain birch forest start to grow thin and turn to a mountain heath on the north side of Pieljekaise

Spångar över myr innan nationalparken
Boardwalk over wet spot

At the mountain heath wind started to increase and sun disappeared behind the clouds, mountain area in Lapland is well known for it's fast weather changes.

Fjällbjörkskogen övergår till fjällhed
Mountain heath with no trees

Towards the top of Pieljekaise

Mot topparna av Pieljekaise
Top of Pieljekaise

Relaxing coffee break next to a small Jokk.

Jokk från Pieljekaise
Cold clean water

The tiny Jokk start in the valley between the two tops of Pieljekaise.

Jokkens start mellan Pieljekaises toppar
Jokken start as a "delta"

Towards the higher top 

Den högre toppen av Pieljekaise
Higher top of Pieljekaise

On the summit towards Jäckvik 18 september 2018.  +2,  cloudy and very hard increasing wind.

Top of Pieljekaise
On the summit towards Jäckvik

"The final destination is not as important as the journey getting there"

Swedish Nationalparks

Mikael J

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