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May 14: Nuuksio 1

Nuuksio National Park is a huge wilderness park within Espoo, established in 1994, surprisingly recently. James and Matt and I took a day trip there to get out into the woods for a bit.

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We took a train and a bus to get there. This was a bridge along the way on the train.

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A TV tower, it would seem.

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The station where we transferred, I forget exactly where. We had to sprint to catch the bus.

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A nice old shed in Nuuksio.

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Spring springing.

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The road leading further into the park.

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It was a lovely fresh morning, with an alpine feel to the air.

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At the info center, a collection of skulls. A skullection.

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The info center is of Blockbau construction, and that just added to the alpine sensation.

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Des pins majestiques.

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From a rocky outcropping with a great view, a mysterious field.

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Some more context.

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Looking closer to straight down from the outcropping.

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A craggy ol' guy by the rocks.

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New shoots.

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Further along in the woods, a rootfall. A rootballfall.

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A spectre.

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A rather allee-looking (w/r/t the spruces along the edge) powerline cut.

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Chiaroscuro.

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Nice mosses.