The sky is cloudy, no wind, and it is as warm as yesterday morning. We pass
Vuoinesvaratj, where we make a
long pause and enjoy the view into the valley towards Pierikjaure in front of us. We visit
the camping place we had 1986 at
Pierikjåkkå, near the steeply falling Pierikvaratj. We follow the west shore of
Pierikjaure, the mountains is reflected in the glassy water surface of the lake. We
find the track that leads to the bridge at Skarja. The ravine at
is filled with snow, the water passes under the snow, which simplifies
the passage. The snow bridge looks very rigid, and we pass safely. The next brook,
Matujåkåtj, is more problematic. A danish
couple is sitting there with wet boots and socks. The water was too deep for them. We
ford it without problems. Skarja is said to be an overpopulated place in Sarek,
one must pass the bridge over Smailajåkkå if one wants to visit this part.
A sort of bottleneck.
There are rumours that the bridge will not be put in place coming years, since it is too
expensive. This will make it difficult to pass here, it's dangerous to ford Smailajåkkå.
It carry much water and is very swift.
This year is the bridge existing.
The sky clears up.
After the bridge do we continue to Kuopervagge.
The river Rapajåkkå meander in the valley.
There are a few areas which are rather stony and
covered with osier, but nothing problematic.
After a few kilometers is a place where Kuoperjåkkå fall down the rocks.
We make the effort to get there, one must walk through low growing osier, in addition
is it somewhat stony.
We select a grassy ground at the waterfalls in Kuoperjåkkå as our lodging
for the night, right above where the water fiercely fall down to the plain below.
Towards east do we have a magnificient view of the valley. With this view in front of us,
sitting on the flat rocks at the waterfall, and making the dinner, makes
the hiking effort worthwhile.