Sunday, March 31, 2013

But the shepherd never dies at all

I went yesterday with my daughter for a walk in the forests at Meiko, intending to walk around four lakes there: Kotolampi, Kakarlampi, Immerlampi and Korsolampi. We decided to try going anticlockwise this time, up the hill from the parking place, following the path northeast towards Kotolampi.

However the path in the snow ended halfway to Kotolampi, and only some old snowshoe tracks were left to follow. In places the snow had got soft enough so that the snowshoe marks didn't hold and then we dropped knee-deep in snow. It was heavy going. But south of lake Kakarlampi we met another path, going towards lake Kotolampi from the north. We followed this path towards lake Immerlampi, and even though the snow didn't always hold here either, it was easier going.

We had picnic on the sunny rocks north of lake Immerlampi, and from here it was easy to go back, around lake Korsolampi, as quite a lot of people had walked this far. Here are photographs from the first leg of our walk, towards lake Kakarlampi.

(Posting title is from the poem Sheep by Judy Grahn.)

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