Day 17: My First Rainy One

Geibbaluobbalat to Salvasskardet

Distance: 30km


After a lot of text yesterday, I will keep it short today. Not much to write anyway. 


It's stormy and rainy outside. I don't feel like leaving my tent. So I sleep in (well I call sleep in) until 7, when the rain finally stops.

The first 3 hours are mostly over rocks, the descent to Gaskashytte over grass. My feet and knees are greatful. 

From Gaskashytte it is mainly through wetlands. Rough track in the beginning, getting quite flat later on. Plenty of boardwalks help to improve the hiking experience, which I somewhat need, as it is raining again. Quite heavily at times. My first rainy day on E1. I've nearly forgotten what a huge impact the weather has on my spirit.

The last few kilometers to a road I walk together with a fisherman, doing a bit of smalltalk to distract myself from the rain. By the time I reach the road, which I follow for 30 minutes, I feel uncomfortably cold. Luckily the rain stops shortly just before crossing the Altevatn dam. I use the chance to pitch my tent shortly after the dam. Not in the mood to continue further. The camping spot is surprisingly nice though. With lovely views a up and down the valley.

Many rocks in the morning
Many rocks in the morning
Lovely trail leading down to Altevatnet
Lovely trail leading down to Altevatnet
Sorry looking birch forest
Sorry looking birch forest
A sign reflecting my mood this afternoon
A sign reflecting my mood this afternoon
Another dinner with a nice view
Another dinner with a nice view
Good night!
Good night!

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