2009 Trip – Day 4

Distance Average Speed Max Speed
45.1 km 12.4 km/h 26.1 km/h

Woke at 0630 to find hut still quite cold.  Clearly, I haven’t got the hang of the fire yet.  I managed to get away by about 1100.

I met a group of snow mobiles and on re-starting nearly lost the team.  I also found my way to a lake last visited many years ago.

I arrived a Jänisvaara at about 1440.  The fire was already alight (presumably Sonja had recently been through with her guests) so I soon heated some sausages.

I lightened the sled and had a go at the canyon trail. On the way back I followed a new (at least to me) trail to the very top of Jänisvaara hill.  The views were spectacular.

I returned to the hut and, after feeding the dogs, discovered that there was no gas left to heat my meal and no spare cylinder.  I send a text to Timo who had a new one delivered.  It subsequently turned out that there was still some gas, so the problem may have been with the valve.