Jouni Laaksonen 21.10.2019
Hello everyone! I’ve been so busy hiking in Lapland these autumn months that I’ve been quiet here. I’ll try to remedy that now. 🙂
Last week was the autumnal school holiday week in Finland. We rented a cabin in Posio, Southern Lapland, and hiked in the nearby hiking trails and protection areas. And there are plenty of them in Posio!
At this time of the year in Northern Finland you cannot know beforehand whether there is snow or not. Often it’s also cloudy and something is falling from the sky. This past week it was mostly snow that was falling, which is much nicer than rain.
So, here’s some pics from Posio last week. First there are three pics from lower altitudes, from Korouoma Nature Reserve: there was only a thin layer of snow decorating the trees, if even that. The latter three pics are from Riisitunturi National Park, where the fells and hills rise some 200 meters higher than Korouoma area. The difference in snow depth was considerable.
On a cloudy October day everything looks black and white, but good old black and white can be beautiful, too. A still lake in the southeastern part of Korouoma area.
Piippukallio lean-to and fireplace is situated on a fantastic place, above the Korouoma gorge.
View from Riisitunturi fell to Lake Kitkajärvi and beyond. There was about ten centimeters of snow.
In Riisitunturi area the lakes were already starting to freeze. However, this is still very far from ice that you can walk or ski over.
In the day hiking zone the trails were wide and well trodden. I wanted to walk further, and in the more remote part of the park the path was much more narrow.
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Next week I’ll show more colourful pics and tell what kind of ruska (autumn colors) I saw this year!