For Alkavare via Priest Path (4)

The grasslands around the lake Bajep Buojdes is so large that fifty or perhaps a hundred tents would fit. I experienced the environment as unusually serene and beautiful, despite the fact that the vegetation had not come so far because of the cold and snowy summer. Here I would like to return and spend another night or two. In some places, I feel that I feel good. This is one such place.

Our little expedition company, consisting of four people, went on in this friendly nature and followed the priest Nensén (1841) and botanist Andersson (1845) in the grooves. Several rösningar passed, all of those that Diana and I documented last year. They are on the map below, and their names will begin with BS14-. New discoveries this year begins with BS15- (BS = Boujdesområdet).

Signed in full swing with the documentation. Sea Bajep Boujdes in the background. Photo: Diana.

Some rösningar I mention briefly without photos (photos of them found in an article from last year about the Divine Path). BS14-17-R is a narrow, sloping rock album that I highlighted in yellow because I am not entirely sure that it is a road marking. However, it is next, BS14-16-R. The appearance suggests that it can be demolished and rebuilt. BS14-15 -R, thereafter, is a stone disc which is inclined to the larger stones. It has equal fouling which is consistent with the way it leans against. May thus have been here a long time.

Below rösning deserves a picture.
BS14-14-R looks very old. Abundant lavbeväxning between the stones testify that it stood in the same position for many years.

Northeast of Bajep Buojdes. Lovely gräshed for tent camps.

BS14-13-R is an interesting rösning. Consisting of a single stone is tilted so that the tip protrudes and is visible from afar. The stone itself looks to have been through a lot. But it is not clear how long the road markings have had this appearance. Next door is another stone, it may have used before? This construction earlier been different and crumbled, and you later merely to travel up the pointed stone? In the background mountains in Padjelanta. The small mountain Nuortap Gárránistjåhkkå protrudes as a black wart far right. It was about the direction we were heading.

Beside BS14-13-R is a cave that is so big that you can crawl several meters in it. When we looked from the opening into the darkness we glimpsed light from a small opening about ten meters away.

New discoveries – confirmation!

We rested for a while at the cave, and I prepared myself for the day’s first challenge: trying to find rösningar who confirmed Präststigens stretch until the next rösning who was 2km further away, in the approximate direction NNW. Despite searching last year, Diana and I have not found anything on those two kilometers, but we were probably looking too far west. We walked for a while and found nothing. We went a bit further with the same disappointing results. But right as it was I saw something.

Above: NG15-01-R. An old mark with stones. Neither particularly large or conspicuous, but definitely placed there by people long ago. Since it was not long before the next bargain. And next. The trail route was confirmed, we were on the right track! At one of rösningarna were even traces of an ancient trail, partly overgrown. (NG = area at Nuortap Gárránistjåhkkå).