Counting down to the summer break
|30.06.2020||Rambjøra||132m||109m||Herøy, M&R, Norway||WCP|
|01.07.2020||Djupvikhaugen||98m||29m||Herøy, M&R, Norway|
|03.07.2020||Rjåhornet||600m||107m||Herøy, M&R, Norway||WCP|
|04.07.2020||Rambjøra||132m||109m||Herøy, M&R, Norway||WCP|
|05.07.2020||Selsteinen||598m||90m||Herøy, M&R, Norway||WCP|
|06.07.2020||Rambjøra||132m||109m||Herøy, M&R, Norway||WCP|
|07.07.2020||Djupvikhaugen||98m||29m||Herøy, M&R, Norway|
|14.07.2020||Djupvikhaugen||98m||29m||Herøy, M&R, Norway|
|17.07.2020||Rambjøra||132m||109m||Herøy, M&R, Norway||WCP|
I am getting quite bored from posting about my health, trail work and painting the house. And I bet you are too! But, please stay tuned for a number of posts from my summer break where fabulous Norwegian nature is the hero of the story. So, thanks for your patience. In the meantime, I’m counting down to the summer break by painting the house and some walks here and there.
Tuesday: Trail work on the Rambjøra trail. I can certainly see huge improvements, but if this trail were to be exactly as I wanted it to be, I would have to rip bush on a daily basis for months to come.
My lopper is way too small for my purpose, but I have not seen any bigger around.
Trip statistics: 3,9km, 130 vertical meters, 2h:05m
Wednesday: Late evening hike after painting the house. Karma had almost given up hope that she would be walked today.
The big bonus was a double rainbow…
On the way down, we walked the nice trail in the lower Huldrehornet forest.
It was a beautiful evening!
Trip statistics: 2km, 80 vertical meters, 25mins
Friday: After more painting, I drove to Leikong to hike Rjåhornet via Bakkehammaren.
We then rejoined the normal route from Leikong and was blessed with a glorious view when we got high on the mountain.
We descended along a route I hadn’t done in years – on the south side of Bakkelva river.
Trip statistics: 6,6km, 615 vertical meters, 1h:42m
Pictures (Canon EOS RP) from the hike:
Saturday: Trail work on the Rambjøra trail after yet another painting session. The main walls are more or less done. The details are still pending.
Progress on the Rambjøra trail is also good. I really enjoy doing this, but I would like to have a mega-lopper, should one exists…
Karma’s patience seems to be endless. Bless her heart…
Trip statistics: 3,2km, 130 vertical meters, 1h:37m
Sunday: The purpose of this hike was to plan where I should mark the trail between Slettheia and Selsteinen. It was obvious where the route from Øyrahornet and to the foot of Selsteinen should go, but not so obvious in the hillside up to Selsteinen.
I pictured that I would be carrying the sticks for Selsteinen from Moltudalen. so I wanted to get a feeling of that would be, given the steep path to Selsteinen.
After passing the top, we headed down the hillside I will be marking, without finding an obvious route. The terrain is a little “messy”, with turfs all over the place. But, at least I got an idea – which I would follow up on.
Trip statistics: 6,7km, 420 vertical meters, 2h:45m
Monday: You know how this goes… Trail work.
Not much to say that hasn’t already been said…
Trip statistics: 3,8km, 140 vertical meters, 1h:18m
Tuesday: Another late evening walk after painting the house. It wasn’t exactly what I felt I needed, but I am sure Karma appreciated it.
She also appreciated the treat on top…
I was pretty bored and fed up by sticking to the local mountains for months, but I had no ambitions for the summer break. We would go to northern Norway and then just see how I my shape and form was. Right now, energy was low and peaks like Liadalsnipa was just out of reach.
Little did I know that the summer break would be amazing and that I would hike (and climb) Liadalsnipa shortly after returning home.
Trip statistics: 1,6km, 80 vertical meters, 25mins
Karma & surgery, July 8 2020
Wednesday: This morning, I noticed a very nasty wound on one of her back paws. It looked like the flesh had poured out and I immediately called the Veterinarian. He was able to look at her straight away and recommended surgery. Fortunately, he was able to get right on it. While at it, he would also fix the non-healing wound between her rump and thigh. It’s been bothering her and me for at least two years.
The surgery went well. The paw issue was a tumor, but seemingly of the good kind. It was however clear that she would have to take it really easy for the next 2 weeks.
Tuesday: Karma’s first experience with a non-paved road for almost a week. The wounds were healing nicely and Karma was now wearing just a sock to protect her paw.
Trip statistics: 2,0km, 80 vertical meters, 32mins
Wednesday: Taking Karma for a nice and short walk across Osberget in Ulsteinvik
Trip statistics: 2,0km, 75 vertical meters, 33mins
Thursday: Turning Karma’s exercise up one notch. I made sure to choose terrain that was not too rocky. And now that there was a new gravel road to Hasundhornet, then the descent would be easy for her.
I did feel sorry for her. She’s gone through a lot with hot spots and other issues for the past years. I do hope she will get a break from it all now.
She didn’t seem affected at all and enjoyed the outdoors as she always have.
And she still has the taste for treats…
The summer break was only a couple of days away. I looked very much forward to getting away from my local region.
Then it was time to test the new road. I understand the arguments for and against, but in this case it was really needed. This is a popular trail, though always wet. As such, the path grows wider and wider and the whole hillside would have looked like a big mess if this had continued.
Trip statistics: 5,6km, 260 vertical meters, 1h:20m
Friday: The LAST trail work session before the summer break.
Happy with my efforts so far, and I wonder if hikers will even notice. They should, or I will be insulted 😉
When we finally reached the top, I got the unmistakable look for a dog waiting for her treat…
Trip statistics: 3,6km, 140 vertical meters, 2h:22m
Saturday: The LAST day before the summer break – or technically, it started today. But Anne wasn’t coming until Sunday, so I didn’t have the summer break “feeling” yet. But, I wanted a different sort of terrain and drove to Volda to hike Helgehornet – from the shooting range.
Normally, I do the loop counter-clockwise, but decided to do it clockwise today. The weather was stunning when we left home, and now it was raining. Somewhat disappointing…
But when we reached the top, it stopped raining. Good for us!
Even if the weather wasn’t too nice, I decided to take a couple of panoramas…
After taking in the views, we headed down and then it started raining again. I certainly hoped that our summer break would not be remembered as a rainy one…
Trip statistics: 4,3km, 390 vertical meters, 1h:13m