2013-04-07 63 28
In Rautavaara. The hashpoint lies in a forested ridge between the lakes Harjuntakanen and Valkea-Karsikko.
- The Wife
Because of the failure on today's hash in the Nurmes graticule, Pastori and Wife decided to try to reach the hashpoint in the Nilsiä graticule. After all, they were going to Nilsiä anyway, so this was only a 50-60 km detour (which in these sparsely populated realms of Northern Karelia is not much).
The trip went quick. The last 7 kilometers the road was very narrow between the steep embankments of snow. Fortunately they were early birds and nobody was going the other way, because there would not have been enough room for two cars to pass each other. Another reason to be early was the fact that the surface of the road was quite soft, and would not likely support a car in the afternoon when temperature would be well above zero.