Fjällen 2007 / The Mountains 2007
We were up in the Transtrand's mountains august 4-11.
It was great to have five
experienced basenjis with us, they knew how to behave on the trails and
they didn't use energy if not needed.
First tour was up Flat mountain and it was a lovely day with sunshine and warm weather. The dogs were happy and eager to walk but showed how experienced there were. A few birds had to be hunted but after two rushes they knew it was no point is using energy for that.
We were looking for cloud berries, called The Gold of the North in Sweden, but this year was a bad year for them. These mountains had a snowfall in June and the flowers froze and for the few ones surviving there were no insects.
Taimi also showed how she is very seriuos in taking over Mayi's job as the compass. She was always very alert and was checking every choise of trail and when it was time to walk back to the car it was just to follow her. She told us emediately if we were on the wrong course.
Taimi also showed a very intelligent way to get some cold during the hot days. She dug holes or she found black moist dirt to lay on and she found shade everywhere. A true little surviver.
After examining the dog's feet we decided they needed a day's rest after this. Luckily enough the rain came during the night so everything was nice and soft again. So day three the dogs rested, they only had a short walk in the valley, and it was good for the oldies as well to rest their muscles.
The last tour was on a very foggy day and
we really thought it was going to rain. We walked in the mist and it was
very, very humid.
Flatfjället / Flat mountain
Saldalen / Sal valley
Hundfjället / Dog Mountain
Into the mist, Lägerdalsfjället!