Summer vacation, July 30 2017

And … that was it!

Peaks visited:

Peak Height PF Location
Einsetnuten 1245m 247m Hol

Continued from July 29

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Overlooking lake Strandavatnet

The day had finally come – the last day of our two-week summer vacation and our “tour de southern Norway”. We had done great hikes in Hedmark, Telemark and Buskerud counties. I had bagged 29 new tops, which surely would help in my quest for the annual 100 new tops.

But 30 is so much more easy to remember than 29, so I had some hopes that there would be a break on our drive from Hakkesetstølen to Sogndal. Moreover, it was the July 30th and – we had to walk the dog at some point…

And we soon found the perfect place to walk the dog – Einsetnuten on the southeast side of Strandavatnet. The vertical gain was only 270m.

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The perfect walk-the-dog stop on our way home

We found the trailhead at a parking area just before Strandavatnet and headed upwards. The trail was well worn and the weather was nice.

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On our way to Einsetnuten

It was nice to look towards Folarskardnuten on the Hallingskarvet plateau, which we visited the day before. For sure, the best hike of the two-week trip. Unfortunately, the mountain was hidden in fog, just like when we started our hike the day before. But then it cleared up and it was altogether a wonderful day on Hallingskarvet!

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View towards Folarskardnuten (left of center)

It took us 25 minutes to the top. #30 in the bag! Yeah!

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On top of Einsetnuten

Yesterday, we had noticed that there was a route to Einseten from the road to Raggsteindalen, and Anne wanted to descend this route. Karma witnessed in disbelief, Anne going all by herself.

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M o m m y …

Karma and I descended the same way we came up and drove down to the other trailhead and waited for Anne. Eventually she showed up and we continued our journey towards Sogndal.

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The final meters of our two-week hiking tour

Thanks for following our summer vacation!

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