The Julmat Lammit trail starts about 9 km north from Saarijärvi, by the road towards Kokkola. It is not recommended to walk the trail in winter time - at parts very steep and no good when icy or covered with snow. A notice at the start of the trail warns walkers of ravines, and states that you go there at your own risk.
Down at the pond, the floating pier and the glistening still water doesn't tempt me for a quick swim like it would, if only it were summertime. Is this truly a cruel pond, like the name of the trail suggests? I hope there are no gruesome tales of cruel fates in these wonderful waters.
Alright, the end is near. The ground is more wet than elsewhere along the trail before the path climbs up the cliff and I take the wooden steps up. Hello there, sun, can't you really get any higher? It's past noon, not late afternoon yet!