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It’s Midsummer’s Eve, a day off, and I spent it in the best possible way – I conquered a new peak! Rödfjället is 1243m and really easy to reach. The hardest part is right in the beginning when you have to go up the slope in Tänndalsvallen, but from there it rises gradually until you reach the peak. Which by the way is a really boring place, as Rödfjället is one of the most flat-topped mountains around here. I wouldn’t even have known which was the highest spot without the cairn marking it. There’s also not a lot of vegetation up there, nothing remarkable at all that I could have used for shooting, which was hard enough already with the mega-boring featureless white sky. The only good thing about the cloud cover was that the sun wasn’t shining, when there was hardly any wind either to cool me off.
So yeah… not the most interesting of mountains, or the most exciting of hikes. But Rödfjället has one thing going for it, which is that it has great visibility. As in, you can see it from almost anywhere. And it’s hugely annoying to see it all the time, and not have been there! It’s like the Blåstöten thing I had in Messlingen a couple of years ago. So I’m very happy about having done this now!
And you know what? Even if the whole thing wasn’t particularly memorable, it was so good to be up there! I have decided that I won’t let the weather dictate my hikes any more. As long as it’s not pouring rain, I will be hiking. If the weather is not good for photography, then so be it, I’ll just concentrate on the hike instead. Sooner or later, the light will be right, but I just won’t spoil my summer by chasing it and being disappointed when it didn’t turn out like I expected.