A nice, family hike
|Tussa||1377m||207m||Hornindal / Ørsta||GPX|
It was Saturday, and Anne had come to Sunnmøre (we’re “commuting” every other weekend and have been doing so since 2010). Anne has not been well for some time (probably a virus) and was lacking strength to do mountain hikes. So I proposed that we could go to Hjortedalen. We could then walk together up to the Tussevatna lakes and I could do a speed ascent up to Tussa while she relaxed down by the lakes. She endorsed the idea…
We had been to Hjortedalen on two previous occasions; at one time, we hiked Sandfjellet and descended via the Tussevatna lakes. Another time, we skied to Storhornet.
It was a beautiful day when we drove up Hjortedalen. The cows were chillin’ and I had a new peak waiting for me a bit higher up. On our way upwards, Anne felt she had a good day and said that she would attempt to go all the way. We kept a slow pace to ensure that she wouldn’t run into a brick wall on the way up.
After a steep, grassy gully we arrived on the rocky ridge (with pitches of snow), and Tussa summit was just a kilometer away. Things were looking good!
We arrived on the top 1:07pm – 1h:40m after heading out. We were both happy; her for making it all the way to the top and me, for the same reason. Plus the fact that I got myself a new top. I won’t deny that…
I had been looking forward to the summit views, especially the view towards Rokkekjerringa – which I haven’t been to – yet! And the views were not disappointing!
After a nice stay on top, we headed back the same way we came up and was back at the trailhead 2:50pm – 3h:25m after leaving.
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