Scary night on the mountain, camping in a thunderstorm

Misty Mountain and forest

Misty landscape | Frostviksfjällen, Jämtland
Misty landscape | Frostviksfjällen, Jämtland

The mist swept between the trees and mountains while we start the hike up in the fells in Härbergsdalen, Frostviksfjällen.
A light rain pouring down as we walk through the old beautiful forest.
Time to time the mountaintops reveals in the mist.

Hide and Seek | Frostviksfjällen, Jämtland
Hide and Seek | Frostviksfjällen, Jämtland

Steep hike through the damp forest

Dreamscapes | Frostviksfjällen, Jämtland
Dreamscapes | Frostviksfjällen, Jämtland

It was a struggle to climb up through the forest but soon we start to reach above the treeline and the mountain gets steeper before we reach flater ground to pitch our tent. I think the clock was around 1:00am.

Tired after all driving and climbing we fall asleep very quick.

In search for a stream and fresh water

Misty Mountains | Frostviksfjällen, Jämtland
Misty Mountains | Frostviksfjällen, Jämtland

I wake up early and go out and search for a stream with fresh water, most of the small stream have dried out. I have to hike pretty long to find a stream and fill our bottles and cooking pot. When I come back to the tent Sandra was sleeping so I rest a little bit more.

Nice morning on the mountains

We wake up to a nice morning up in the mountain, sun shine and a gentle breeze swept over the mountains as we eat our breakfast.

Out exploring

Photo by Sandra Hagel
Photo by Sandra Hagel

Then we went for a short hike in the surrounding area. The sun plays hide and seek between the clouds.
When we got back to our tent the rain starts, we went back into our tent and wait for better weather.

Hiking further up in the mountains

Lovely views between the clouds | Frostviksfjällen, Jämtland
Lovely views between the clouds | Frostviksfjällen, Jämtland

After a few hour the rain stops and we decide to hike up to a little tarn higher up in the mountains. We pack down the tent and as we start our hike further up in the mountains it was really sunny and the wind picks up a bit.
Finally we reach the tarn and we pitch the tent close to a little tarn with a lovely little stream. The views was gorgeous.

Company along the hike

Ljungpipare | Frostviksfjällen, Jämtland
Ljungpipare | Frostviksfjällen, Jämtland

A Ljungpipare, Pluvialis apricaria, follow us along the hike with the beeping sound.

Foreboding dark clouds

Later in the evening the clouds start to build up really dark and moody and a ray of light strike through the heavy clouds, Sandra hike up on a little mountain to get signal to phone and tell that everything is fine with us. I stay close to the tent and capture some photos. When Sandra get back we boil some water to the dried food as dinner.

The View | Frostviksfjällen, Jämtland
The View | Frostviksfjällen, Jämtland
Dark clouds | Frostviksfjällen, Jämtland
Dark clouds | Frostviksfjällen, Jämtland
Lights through the clouds | Frostviksfjällen, Jämtland
Lights through the clouds | Frostviksfjällen, Jämtland

Solitude in paradise

Before we got back in to the tent for the night we enjoy our stay up on the mountain, this place was truly a little paradise with a few smal tarn and streams, we got the mountain all by our self, amazing.

Captured on a mountain in a thunderstorm

Just right before we close our eyes a loud thunder make us clear awake and very soon the sky open in a heavy rain and the wind picks up. We where trapped in middle of a thunderstorm high up on the mountains.
We sit up in the middle of the tent and very soon we see a flash light up our tent followed with a load thunder. The ground was shaking and the rain gets even more dense. We hear some more thunder but very thankful no more flashlight. The thunderstorm pass by and when the rain stops we went out of the tent and see the most amazing light and the setting sun above the mountains. We got a nice evening after the scary thunderstorm pass by.

Beautiful lights after the thunderstorm

After the thunderstorm | Frostviksfjällen, Jämtland
After the thunderstorm | Frostviksfjällen, Jämtland

The thunderstorm pass by and left the most beautiful light.

Last light | Frostviksfjällen, Jämtland
Last light | Frostviksfjällen, Jämtland
Sunset in the mountains | Frostviksfjällen, Jämtland
Sunset in the mountains | Frostviksfjällen, Jämtland

Felt like a time ago since I capture a sunset photo but this view was so beautiful.

The next day was really nice and we got a really experience in the mountains and long lasting memories.

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