breakfast is served on the same rock as where we sat yesterday evening.
Magnificient weather and view. One mosquito show up, and it bite my friend
on the lower lip. Since he is sensitive to these things, do the lip grow
to three times the normal size. It looks as if I have hit him, but I did
not! I hope that we will not meet any before it has returned to the normal.
We leave our lodging. After a few hundred meters do we pass a flowering
meadow, a mixture of all sorts of coulors. Then we leave the forest stripe,
and walk above the tree line, with the "small horn" Huornatj (884m) in
front of us. It disapppear for a short moment at the bridge over Jåkkejåk&
We pass below the steep slope to Faunåive (1117m), to the left do
we have a ravine, which here prevents one to reach Huornatj. The track
follow the ravine until its beginning, where one get a view towards Pårte
and the forest towards west. At the horizon is Vallespiken at Tarrekaise,
From here is it easy and quick to walk up on Huornatj, it is only at the
last few meters that it is steep. From the top is the view of the surroundings
even better. Here we aimed to come from Ivarlako in 1985, but then we came
with rain and clouds, we abandoned Huornatj and walked through the forest
down to Kungsleden instead. So now we see it all at last. In the valley
towards west is the lake Sjabtjakjauare, a blue spot in the green forst.
From here can we see more of Sarek, Kaskastjåkkå (1825m) and
Skaitetjåkkå (1993) show up to the left of Faunåive.
coming back to the track, do we take an hour rest in the grass with the
full view towards west. Kallakvare (1125m) divides the view in two halves,
the forest to the left, Sarek to the right. The sun shine and life feels
good. With an effort do we rise and start to walk again. One now enter
a different type of nature, as we descend into the forest are the mountains
disappearing above the tree-tops and the forest becomes denser and denser.
At the beginning mainly with birches, then more and more of pine. It is
a true virgin forest, truly wonderful. The track is stony and to start
with rather steep downhill. The beauty of the forest make it anyway easy.
After the small bridge over Kallakjåkkå is it almost flat,
at a few places does it open up, small marshes and ponds give a refreshing
interruption of the forest. At four do we pass the Pårte cabin, placed
on a small point of land in Sjabtjakjaure. The track disappear into the
forest again, high thin spruces stand along i, like pillarst. At a small
brook do we meet the first people for today, a danish couple on the way
to Kvikkjokk. At the bridge over Tjåltajåkkå, a rather
wide brook, is the small hill Årjep seen. After one more kilometer
do we reach the eastern end of the beautiful lake surrounded with
forests, Stuor-Tata. First a marsh, a small lake, and then the track follow
the lake for a kilometer, here and there the track consists of large stones.
We make small excursion up the hill to find a place for the night, but
none is suitable. Finally we find a site at the lake, where the track is
to leave the lake, with a nice view over the water. A bird is flying closely
above the surface, with the small islets in the middle of the lake and
Vallespiken as background. Svärtor (Velevt scoter) swim on the lake.
On the other side is the hill Tjålta (823m) visible above the
forest. A bath is a must in this lake, a quick one. At ten the mosquitos
find us and the tent is our resque. Time to sleep.