A cold night. In the morning is it several degrees below zero. Our
water supply is frozen. We wait until the temperature is above zero before
starting the day. There is one advantage of being three in a small tent,
it is slightly warmer. Otherwise is it cramped. We all have some pain today.
One is flat-footed, which hurts, one is getting a cold, and I have chaps
on my feets. The feets get wet in the boots during the day. The lesson
is that each evening carefully clean the feets,and put skin cream
on. This I have done since then, and the problem has not appeared again.
It was really painful, had problems in walking for several weeks afterwards.
We take a short cut on the slope of Kisuris towards the bridge across the
river with the name that makes a knot of the tongue, Sjnuftjutisjåkkå.
The last part to the bridge is there a track along the river.
It is an easy walk. In the northeast is the Akka mountain watching
us. Just before the bridge do one enter the birch forest. Within short
do we reach the bridge and the track of Padjelantaleden. Padjelantaleden
continue southwards and end in Kvikkjokk. It pass through the area called
Padjelanta, which can be translated with "the high land". Not high in the
sense of high mountains, they are not that high and the area is flat compared
with Sarek, the name must refer to the average height. The track is well
supplied with huts. It goes along some very beautiful lakes, especially
Virihaure. We continue north a few kilometers before setting up the tent
in a small open place in the birch forest.