10-Aug-2021 -- This is the sixth of 10 CP visits made during a 2 week trip to Sweden.
The previous is N63 E15.
The next is N62 E14.
A full 3 days had passed since our last CP. I would appear that we had been quite lazy with regard
to confluence points. However this was not the case. A couple of days before we had tried to reach
N63 E14. This involved 30km on gravel and rough roads that were getting worse and worse before, with
20km still to go, I decided to give up. Our speed at the time was 20km/h maximum (in sympathy with
the hire car) so it would involve an hour driving each way and the 30km back which we had already done.
The plan was to return sometime in the future with an off road vehichle or with
a mountain bike and do the trip by bike.
Then we decided to try to get to N63 E13. We knew this would involve quite a hike (14km) each way but
decided, depending on the weather, to maybe try it. After leaving our campsite and
around 15km on asphalt roads we came to a
fast-ish (70 km/h) gravel road. With the trauma of the gravel and forest roads from the day before
in my mind, I stopped and asked a local Swede who happened to be coming out of his house how long the
gravel road was:
'That is normal for you ?'
We gave up and headed for N62 E13 !!
With hindsight this was lucky for us. Subsequently researching the route to N63 E13 in more detail, it looks like
we would have to hike about 14km towards Lunndörrstugan, turn off the trail and walk approximately 5km
to the CP. Doable but that would have depended on the weather, terrain, etc. Maybe next time as a 2
A few hours later (14:30) we arrived at a barrier (N61.99683 E12.98155) about 1km as the crow flies
from the CP. The route we
took followed a track North-East before heading South to the CP. Relatively easy terrain, slightly up
The usual photos were taken and we took the steep direct route back to the car.