When the day start do we not yet know where
it will end. We will start walking north. It is a slight uphill, to start
with on a heath, higher up more is it more barren, though still an easy
walk. This is the border between the alpine Sarek and the more gentle highland
Padjelanta. When we turn around and look back do we see the open broad
valley of the brook Vassjajåhkkå. We pass a few small brooks,
perhaps the origin of Vassjajåhkkå. After the watershed to
the sharp peaks of western Sarvesvagge appear, the base of the mountains
are hidden from our view. Now and then do the sun find a way through the
clouds. An helicopter comes flying with the load hanging from it. We guess
they are repairing the reindeer fence a few kilometers away. When we see
the fence do we stop, it is time to decide where to continue, the requirement
is that we must be in Staloluokta the day after tomorrow. The alternatives
are to continue to Sarvesvagge and then to Stalo, or over Duottartjåro
to Padjelantaleden? We have a minor project to walk all of Padjelantaleden
in stages, and we miss e.g. Tuottar - Stalo. We choose the latter alternative.
The slope up to the lake on Duottartjåro is easy, the view of the
peaks in Sarek is fascinating. The valleys are still hidden from our sight.
At a small waterfall in the brook from the lake do we eat our lunch. My
friend take a nap, and I have a closer look at the Alpine speedwell that
are abundant. We follow the brook up to the small lake. The lake is divided
into two by a narrow stony foreland. One can walk over if one wants, but
a grouse family look suspicious at us and take refuge on the rocks at the
crossing place. By consideration to them do we walk around the lake. On
the other side is a wet grassy slope down to the lake 1044, from the slope
is a sunny view of Padjelanta. The brook from the lake has made a canyon,
which we follow downstream until it is possbible to ford the brook. We
continue to follow the brook on it's way to the lake Gårråjavratja.
It is extremely easy to walk here, we walk in an interesting billowing
landscape. At the end do the brook broaden just before it reach the lake.
At Gårråjavratja is at a brook a fantastic sample of Yellow
saxifrage, it grows all along the brook. We consider the place to be our
home for the night, it would not be easy to find a better garden. But it
is to early to settle, so we continue towards Padjelantaleden. We pass
small lakes (ponds) and rocks with the shape of whales. We reach the trail
at some small lakes (close to 939 on the map) and continue on the trail
in the direction of Tuottar. At the the lake Unna Duottarjavrre do we search
for a camping site. About 200m from the trail is there a perfect beach,
nearby do we find our site. The water is not that cold, one can even swim
for a few meters. On the other side of the lake has Kierkevare put on the
nightcap. So do we. Mobile phone: no connection.