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    SKAHO 2014, Muddus, Lapland, Sweden. 5-8 June

    If anyone is interested I thought about "arranging" a SKAHO (Scandinavian Kick *** Hang Out) in Muddus Nationalpark in beginning of June (5-8).

    Muddus Nationalpark is a forest-nationalpark located between Jokkmokk and Gällivare in Lapland. It has been a nationalpark since 1945 and is famous for it´s untouched forests and birdlife. It is also famous for it´s big and numerous bogs and the mosquitos.....

    The dates I have picked is good for especially 2 reasons:
    1. The mosquitos are not really awaken that early in the summer. Some of them can be awake but the most of them come around midsummer.
    2. The 6th of June (friday) is Swedens Nationalday so all swedes have a day off for work that day.

    There is a trail in the southeast part of Muddus (where the big forest is) and along that trail there is cabins. If you don´t wish to sleep in cabins it is still possible to cook your food there.

    There are 2 ways of approaching the trail-system.
    1. The most common way is from the south (Skaite). From that trail it is approx 7 km (uphill) to the "Muddus-fall", a very nice waterfall. Once there you can get on the trail that goes around Muddus, that trail is totally 38km. At the end of that trail you are back at the Muddusfall and has 7km downhill to Skaite.
    2. The other way is from the east (Solaure). From there it is 4km to the first cabin (Manson) where you get on the Muddustrail (38km)

    Since I like to hike I think it would be nice to walk the whole trail and since the trail between Skaite and Muddusfall is very tough it is much easier to start in Solaure. That way you make the climb by car and you can walk almost flat the complete hike.

    Along the trail there are 4 cabins, 2 of them are big (Muddusfallet and Muddusloubbal). 2 of them are small (Manson and Nammatesvare). Since we probably won´t need the cabins we can camp wherever we like but close to the cabins there are places to get water so camping close to cabins is a smart idea.

    How to get to Muddus?
    If you come from far away you can go by airplane to Gällivare or by train to either Gällivare or Nattavaara. If we decide to start in Solaure it is better to get off in Nattavaara but if we decide to start in Skaite it is better with Gällivare.
    Once you get to Gällivare/Nattavaara I can help to arrange transport. If we get maximum 4 people in total I can pick you up in my car but if we get more I suggest that you rent a car/caravan.

    So, anyone interested?
    Any questions?

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    Umeå represent.

    My girlfriend and I will be there (usual disclaimer for work schedules etc).
    - Tanstaafl.
    - Whoever said "No smoke without fire" never went camping.
    - It's just badass to have a yak.
    - The sky is the limit for religious people.

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    And i don´t know
    I am doing other stuff earlier that spring and are running short of "vacation days".
    But what the heck, nag and nag and i might come

    After thought :
    Muddus in June ?
    How is the mosquito situation

    Maybe i should read the hole post .
    The dates I have picked is good for especially 2 reasons:
    1. The mosquitos are not really awaken that early in the summer. Some of them can be awake but the most of them come around midsummer.
    2. The 6th of June (friday) is Swedens Nationalday so all swedes have a day off for work that day.
    Ehh, no Alpackas
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    Man, I really want to visit and hike in Sweden someday, and what better reason than a Hang. I don't think I'll be making it this year. But who knows, if this becomes an annual Hang you might see me there in a few years. best of luck guys and have fun. I can't wait see the pictures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HanginTuff View Post
    Man, I really want to visit and hike in Sweden someday, and what better reason than a Hang. I don't think I'll be making it this year. But who knows, if this becomes an annual Hang you might see me there in a few years. best of luck guys and have fun. I can't wait see the pictures.
    I am lazy at the moment, but search on SKAHO, we have had a couple events
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    A simple map of the nationalpark



    The trailsystem is in the south-east part of the park.
    The shortest way to the waterfall is from the south (Skaite).
    The shortest (and easiest) way to the complete trail is from the east (Solaure)
    The trail is very easy to walk (except the part between Skaite and Muddusfallet)

    When starting from Solaure, in the summer, we can go even further then to Solaure. There is a smaller road that takes us within 1km from the Muddus-border.

    From that parkinglot to Manson it is only 4km
    From Manson to Muddusluobbal it is 5km
    From Muddusluobbal to Muddusfallet it is 9km
    From Muddusfallet to Nammatesvare it is 11km
    From Nammatesvare to the parkinglot (passing Manson) it is 11km
    Totally 40km (easy trail)

    If we hike that way, people with Alpackas could paddle from Muddusloubbal almost the hole stretch to Muddusfallet.
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    Ehh, unless everyone else is bringing their alpaca, I think I'll leave mine at home. Seems like a lot of walking and not enough paddling for it to be worth it.

    I assume fishing is out since it's a national park?
    - Tanstaafl.
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    No, I do not think it is worth it to bring Alpackas. I think it will be only 6-7km paddling. To get more paddling we need to go into the restricted area and that is unnecessary. No fishing in the park, sorry.
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    More pictures from Muddus:




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