07-May-2006 -- While I was living in Kuikkajärvi Camp, one of the wildlife photography hot spots of eastern Finland, I took the chance to make a confluence visit to 64N 30E, which was only 23 km away. There was a newly repaired gravel road that passed only 300 m north of the confluence. There was a suitable place to park the car at a timber loading place and then 380 m to walk. But I had to cross a flooding stream, and thus to make a departure south, where I found an abandoned beaver dam to get over.
The confluence was in a forested area with about 50 year old pine and birch forest. The weather was extremely pleasant. The elevation of the spot was 188 m according to the GPS. The following nights I photographed wolves and bears, a wolverine and an eagle and had a really good time. The animals were extremely cautious, and I had to be very quiet and move slowly even if I was inside a comfortable hide. Walking from the hide to the car, some 1.2 km, included walking in the footprints made by two bears and a wolf the same night.