fredag 22 april 2011

Treriksröset and back

Just as I write this sitting in the car and Hakan have just driven past Dorotea, on the way up to Kiruna to get Christina and all the dogs. They've had a few eventful days of snow storms and many reindeers, but
they did it. All the way up to Treriksröset.

The day after they arrived at Treriksröset was the blizzard and the day before. The dogs have floppy in very fresh snow, but the team is unprecedented. Hakan and Christina are so incredibly impressed by the
dogs' performance.

It was really the last minute that they made ​​this journey, in someplaces there has been snow loose and they've got tricks their way in those places there has been snow. Spring is here!

Many thanks to Mia Karaca who drove the car up to Ostersund.

Think this is the last time I write in my blog, next time it's Christina or Hakan sitting at the computer.
Have a great day and take care of each other! THANKS AND BYE!
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fredag 15 april 2011

170 kilometers left to go

Yesterday (Friday) Christina and Hakan left Abisko Mountain Station to go the final 170 kilometers to Treriksröset.Unfortunately, it is already spring in Abisko, so we keep our fingers crossed that there is
still snow all the way up and down again to Kiruna, where they must be picked up for departure down to Molkom again.

The last few days have been in the middle of no-man's land, but despite this they have faced many dog ​​sled and hit a lot of holiday hosts. As everyone is as friendly and pleasant. At one point when they would cross a lake, it was clean traces everywhere. Both Christina and Hakan had heart in their throats when they would take the dogs through. The fact was that they did not hit any reindeer and dogs behaved extremely well.

In another place was quite sudden snow changed color to cafe latte.Hmm ...wonder they thought so at the next cabin, they asked what happened.When the landlord told that there is sand from the Sahara that had blown in over the mountains.

Today, they will pass Torneträsk, unfortunately, that they must now stay on the
snowmobile trails depending of the snow. So it will not go to / m, then as soon as they step off the tracks they sink into the snow which does not bear any longer.Now it's not so far away and it is fortunate.

Of course they passed Sälka and took  another picture of Sälka front Sälka:)
Many dogs that has the same names as the nature reserve they have.

They figure that the last distance will take a week. And hopefully we will get a new report then. But it isn't sure as the mobile calls doesn't go tru at all time.
/ / Pernilla

måndag 11 april 2011

Three course dinner

At this writing  our adventurers  is enjoying a three-course dinner in Saltoluokta, where they have rested the dogs and themselves since Sunday evening. They figure to go again tomorrow morning early, and hope that
after two days of heat wave that there should be snow left all the way up to the final destination. Upon arrival, it rained: (

Yesterday (Sunday) they drove away Rapadalen to Saltoluokta, then the trail went over a steep mountain Decision Christina and Hakan to save the dogs as much as possible, they drove around, instead, this was 23 km extra, but the dogs loved the ground that was variable with no major differences in elevation.

The last few days, they have been up for about 60 km each day, it has been perfect weather and super nice terrain. Just such a terrain that dogs love so they have average of 10 km / h.

First reindeer they have now encountered, Christina would try to take pictures, but of course got the dogs right at this moment get wind of the reindeer. Luckily, Christina got a stop on the team is well ahead
of the first reindeer.

They met Laila Nilsson and his family reside in Kvikkjokks mountain.
Laila managed to take some really nice pictures of them and has sent them to me.

A lot of coffee breaks has indeed Christina and Hakan had time for, hm really wonder if it might be good for weight, Hakan. When they drove past Pårtestugan (Saturday) was they were met by Berta, who is hosting
the cottage. Invited for coffee and cakes, and yesterday they stopped at the cottage in Sitojaure Anders gave us homemade carrot cake and coffee ...

Looking ahead, there will be mountain huts every mil so from now it willnot go as much gasoline (as they drove through the nature reserve so it can not burn wood) to get to the water for the dogs.
That's it for this time / / Pernilla