Øyrahornet, Apr 7 2016

The “Trail Patrol” is rolling again…

Peaks visited:

Peak Height PF Municipality Location
Øyrahornet 417m 42m Herøy Map

I am a foot soldier in “Turstiprosjektet Myrvåg/Tjørvåg” – a group consisting of 6 volunteers, whose goal is to develop and mark paths in our local area, put up signposts, mailboxes on the tops, provide maps and information on various web-sites. In 2015, we marked 25 kilometers of trails with sticks and now’s the time to check if they survived the winter and the storms.

This afternoon, I went up to Øyrahornet above Tjørvåg to check the sticks. Of all the 52 sticks I put up there last year, only 4 needed special attention.

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On the way to Øyrahornet

Near the top, we’ve put up a bench – for no other reason that this is my favorite viewpoint on Gurskøya island. And based on the feedback we get, others feel the same way.

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Come on!!!

Even in cloudy weather, the views are pretty awesome…

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Øyrahornet bench view

Upon descent, I took an off-trail route down the mountain. It was pretty steep and only the deer are going here…

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A steep descent

I ended up down by a few houses and I was pretty sure I was observed. I could hear them say “what is this guy – walking with a hammer and a chisel doing here?” And SURE ENOUGH, a man that was outdoors came up to me and nodded against my hammer and chisel with question marks in his eyes. I explained my mission and we had a long and nice chat…

Trip statistics: 4,1km, 400 vertical meters, 1h:40m

Pictures from the trip:

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