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Saturday I went out to the woods again to explore other parts of the Kurjenrahka National Park nearby Turku where I went already 2 weeks ago for a hiking trip. First, I explored the bird tower at Vajosuo and then I went to Takaniitunvuori which is located west to Savojärvi.


I started the first part of my hike in Vajsuo.

Kurjenrahka National Park

I followed the red Kuhankuonon Retkelyreitistö band which I found along the trail.

Kurjenrahka National Park

There has been mushrooms as well but I noticed that most of the mushrooms died already or are in the process of dying.

Kurjenrahka National Park

The trail was covered with leafs and their colour turned already black. Nature is preparing for the winter.

Kurjenrahka National Park

Swamp area

Kurjenrahka National Park

Reindeer moss

Kurjenrahka National Park

Well marked trails. I followed Luontotorni.

Kurjenrahka National Park

Along the well prepared trail.

Kurjenrahka National Park

Having a short break in a shelter. On my wrist you can see my new Suunto Ambit3.

Kurjenrahka National Park

The bird tower is getting closer.

Kurjenrahka National Park

And then I found the bird tower.

Kurjenrahka National Park

Wide open space – perfect for observing birds.

Kurjenrahka National Park

Kurjenrahka National Park

Time to leave the bird tower.

Kurjenrahka National Park

To hike back to the parking space.

Kurjenrahka National Park

After I left my car in Pukkipalon, I continued my hike. The area is covered with hills which makes hiking more exciting.

Kurjenrahka National Park

Small bridges are crossing my way.

Kurjenrahka National Park

I follow the trail towards Takaniitunvuori.

Kurjenrahka National Park

A sign that I am in the offical part of the National Park again.

Kurjenrahka National Park

Again a bridge.

Kurjenrahka National Park

Kurjenrahka National Park

Kurjenrahka National Park

Tree tops are swinging over me.

Kurjenrahka National Park

Just silence and the noise of the trees.

Kurjenrahka National Park

Then it’s getting brighter when I reached a swamp.

Kurjenrahka National Park

Nice color combination.

Kurjenrahka National Park

Quite may fallen trees on my way.

Kurjenrahka National Park

Kurjenrahka National Park

Walking a hill upwards.

Kurjenrahka National Park

And then I reached Takaniitunvuori which is a quite nice place on top of a hill / rock.

Kurjenrahka National Park

Kurjenrahka National Park

From here I followed the trail to the Nuotiopaikka.

Kurjenrahka National Park

Where I rested for a while on a fire place.

Kurjenrahka National Park

And then continued my hike on the way back to Pukkipalo on a different trail than the one I came from.

Kurjenrahka National Park

Crossed a small bridge.

Kurjenrahka National Park

Those bridges are quite slippery when they are wet after the rain. Here you can see my Inov-8 Roclite 295.

Kurjenrahka National Park

I reached Huhtaniitunmäki. There is a bench on the top of a rock where you can enjoy the scenery.

Kurjenrahka National Park

The bench has some carvings.

Kurjenrahka National Park

Then I found an area covered with little rocks.

Kurjenrahka National Park

And finally reach Pukkipalo where I parked my car. Below the map with the second part of my hike from Pukkipalo to Takaniitunvuori.