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Kungsleden Day 4

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Day 4 we woke up and no rain, but still cloudy and super windy making it quite cold. We headed out to go over the highest point on the trail.


Bird that startled us as it blended in with the rocks




Huge rock cairns since the 'trail' is just a field of rocks





Top of the pass - highest point on the trail



Where we are headed - down between the ridges. There was an emergency shelter at the top of the pass where we took a break. The pass was incredibly windy and freezing cold!


Some sun is in sight!




Lots of clouds. Luckily the sun stayed with us until after lunch.




Just as we were finishing lunch it started to rain. Just a few drops so we packed up and started walking and then suddenly it was pouring and super windy. We walked past this one point where you could see sheets of rain blowing from the left and the right and we were right in the middle - where the two converged. It was really interesting.



Like 15 minutes after the pouring rain it was super sunny and gorgeous! The…

Kungsleden Day 3

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We awoke on day 3 to rain. Lots of rain. Really it had rained all night and was incredibly windy. Since we didn't have that far to go and the weather was not that nice and neither of us slept very well the night before we decided to stay in the next cabin. We only hiked a few hours and arrived by lunchtime and spent the afternoon relaxing and playing cards in the nice warm dry cabin. On to the photos:













This was a wide stream that was not that deep, but deep enough that you would get your shoes wet if you just walked across. There weren't really rocks to step on the whole way so we took our shoes off/socks off to cross and put them back on on the other side. It was fun watching people come upon it and try and figure out how to get across without getting super wet feet.



The cabin from the trail




Relaxin in the cabin



View from the cabin

Our afternoon at the cabin was interesting. All of those people with the huge heavy packs were there and we caught a glimpse of all the stuf…