Map Sarek 1:50 000 – Review (2)

Streams

On the chart example above, you can clearly see many more details in the new map’s production of Rapaselet. A clear improvement made possible by the larger size. Further, it has been the so-called beach path along Rahpaädno, a nice detail. Would be nice to know how they ticked it, they may have gone with GPS and recorded the track? But why let the beach trail stop so early? At moderate water levels in the river, you can follow it all the way to Alep Vássjájågåsj (and perhaps beyond). However, this is just a detail, but I have just come back to this with paths.

Map display from Alkavare chapel (background little expanded view of Miellädno is taken from the other side of the map). The bridge over the river is now correctly positioned, the National Land Survey has for a number of years placed the wrong which confused many hikers. Calazo also states that it is “Ruined” which is wise. Additionally, enter the “Rowing,” which refers to the rowboats as mountain hike Club Skarja placed there. Here are several meritorious details that help hikers and prevents mishaps. Thus very good. But we have the path into Álggavágge. The given go near the lake and plotted with the sparse pricking, which means that it is difficult found. Yeah. But you go up to the chapel one finds a path that starts there, going somewhat higher and is easily found. Why not draw it out instead?

Paths, routes and Ford

If the map’s terrain details in general is an improvement, and – in many cases – an extension so I am not at all impressed by how the paths drawn.In most cases, they have only taken over Lantmäteriets information.Sometimes not even that, as illustrated below.

Above: Calazos new map to the left and to the right Lantmäteriets web.On the outside is often discussed paths and snowmobile trails at Suorva as suitable routes into eg Sarek. But Calazos new map, there is absolutely no paths / trails to discuss. Is it consciously done or just something being missed?

Next example: on the map at the top of this post is the map image of Rahpaädno. Alongside Alep Vássjájågåsj has drawn out a path that follows the river upstream (a detail that does not actually exist on the National Land Survey). This route is quite possible that the path is justified to draw out. However, I think that most people who have experience in the area would choose after about 1½ km turn off towards renvaktarstugan and continue up the slope easily walked, until Lulep Vássjájågåsj. So even this route would have been good to plot out.

Examples from Njoatsosvágge. First, one can note a meritorious work to expand the details of the waterways. The large creek Luohttojåhkå (the name was not on my pictures but are on the maps) are very detailed and the various power furrows where it flows into the Njoatsosjåhkå clearly visible. The other streams are nicely reproduced.But it’s paths again. In principle, data has been taken over from the National Land Survey, from the time there was a bridge over Luohttojåhkå. It looks at both the maps as if you can cross the stream there, but it can not, other than in exceptional cases. The stream is large and battle; this is a safety issue. Now Calazo on the new map drawn out an alternative path that leads down into the willow bushes and entered vadmöjlighet. This is true, for this is usually possible to wade.But even better would have been to draw the path way down to the outlet in Njoatsosjåhkå where the bet is the easiest.

To proceed with Njoatsosvágge so everything indicates that there are two paths in parallel at different distances from Njoatsosjåhkå leads on to renvaktarstugan at Rupsokjåhkå. Both of these choices would have been very interesting to see plotted on a detailed map; so far, only one of them has been on trekking. One detail to: The herders have noticed a trail with check marks over Sähkok (towards Parek) and also this could be taken on the new maps.

Summary

The general impression of Calazos new maps are appealing. The enlarged map display makes them easier to read, with more detail. The difference, however, is not very high because of a moderate extension of map image information and that the distance between ekvidistanserna is the same as on the old map.

As for shortcomings, it is above all the paths and routes, I do not measure up. Some improvements are on these, but they are marginal.Instead, most of the shortcomings that existed at the surveying taken over. (A terrible example is the map of Padjelanta which maintains the so-called “material way” through Kamajokks NO and its drawing of Kamajokk. How many will believe that it is possible to wade the creek there and give it a try?)

Although I have reservations it may well be that I will use the map on my walks. I look forward to future updates and improvements. The idea of ​​large, detailed maps of Sarek and Padjelanta is bold and ambitious. If the selection of paths improved and the maps provided with several settlements, they can be really, really good.

The map can be purchased at Calazos website and costs 149 SEK.Possibly it is in more places, but many stores do not seem to have taken it in yet.