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March 25: Ski from Pielpajärvi

The landscape was even more photogenic on the way back.

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Lengthening tree shadows.

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The trees like a gateway to the upcoming pond.

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A beefy shelter at the shore of the pond the trail was on.

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Just after this stretch lurked the esker, which we had to conquer all over again.

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This may have been the only locational sign on the trail.

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Segregation of trails.

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Blue snow.

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Here's the rock field again.

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How is this even possible.

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Back through the young forest, with Inarijärvi visible straight on in the distance, I think.

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Animal trax.

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The one road that the trail crossed.

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Back onto Inarijärvi.

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Palimpsestuous.

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Shadows really lengthening by now.

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A lakeside outcropping, maybe an island.

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Back near the trailhead at Inari, lots of activity.

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Almost there.

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And now back at Vasatokka, the sun still just up.

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After a basically cloudless day, just a little bit of cirrostratus at sunset.

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But then it was clear again after dark. Can you see the aurora?

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The aurora again, with Auriga and Perseus above it.