2020 Week 27-29

Counting down to the summer break

A double rainbow after a day of painting, followed by rain …


Date Peak/Place Height PF Location WCP
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
15.07.2020 Osberget 134m 36m Ulstein, Norway
16.07.2020 Hasundhornet 533m 93m Ulstein, Norway WCP
17.07.2020 Rambjøra 132m 109m Herøy, M&R, Norway WCP
18.07.2020 Helgehornet 626m 545m Volda, 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. 

Week 27


Rambjøra (132m), June 30 2020

The usual round trip

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.

The overgrown path is starting to look like a path…

My lopper is way too small for my purpose, but I have not seen any bigger around.

On top of Rambjøra

Trip statistics: 3,9km, 130 vertical meters, 2h:05m

Djupvikhaugen (98m), July 1 2020

The usual round trip

Wednesday: Late evening hike after painting the house. Karma had almost given up hope that she would be walked today.

She takes what she gets…

The big bonus was a double rainbow

Nice rainbow(s) above Djupvikhaugen

Strong colors!

Haddalshornet in the background

On the way down, we walked the nice trail in the lower Huldrehornet forest.

I like this route a lot

It was a beautiful evening!

View towards Rjåhornet (center) and Huldrehornet

Trip statistics: 2km, 80 vertical meters, 25mins

Rjåhornet (600m), July 3 2020

Our route across Rjåhornet

Friday: After more painting, I drove to Leikong to hike Rjåhornet via Bakkehammaren.

At Bakkehammaren

We then rejoined the normal route from Leikong and was blessed with a glorious view when we got high on the mountain.

View from Rjåhornet

We descended along a route I hadn’t done in years – on the south side of Bakkelva river.

Descending Rjåhornet

Trip statistics: 6,6km, 615 vertical meters, 1h:42m

Pictures (Canon EOS RP) from the hike:

Rambjøra (132m), July 4 2020

The route

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.

Hoping the neighbour will get started also…

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…

Trail work

Karma’s patience seems to be endless. Bless her heart…

You’re a good dog!

Trip statistics: 3,2km, 130 vertical meters, 1h:37m

Selsteinen (598m), July 5 2020

Our route across Selsteinen above Moltudalen

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.

The Moltudalen trailhead

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.

On our way to Selsteinen. This hillside is steeper than it looks!

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.

On top of Selsteinen

Trip statistics: 6,7km, 420 vertical meters, 2h:45m

Week 28

Rambjøra (132m), July 6 2020

Same ol’ round trip route

Monday: You know how this goes… Trail work.

A different type of lopper today – cutting grass only

Not much to say that hasn’t already been said…

On top of Rambjøra

Trip statistics: 3,8km, 140 vertical meters, 1h:18m

Djupvikhaugen (98m), July 7 2020

Our route across Djupvikhaugen

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.

On our way up Djupvikhaugen. Rjåhornet in the background

She also appreciated the treat on top…

She never misses…

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.

Liadalsnipa – attracts and scares me at the same time

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

Poor girl. Double trouble.

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.

Week 29

Djupvikhaugen (98m), July 14 2020

Djupvikhaugen round trip route

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.

View from the Djupvikhaugen bench (with some distortion)

Trip statistics: 2,0km, 80 vertical meters, 32mins

Osberget (134m), July 15 2020

The Osberget loop

Wednesday: Taking Karma for a nice and short walk across Osberget in Ulsteinvik

On Osberget

Trip statistics: 2,0km, 75 vertical meters, 33mins

Hasundhornet (533m), July 16 2020

The Hasundhornet loop

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.

En route to Hasundhornet

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.

Healing nicely…

She didn’t seem affected at all and enjoyed the outdoors as she always have.

Up where she belongs…

And she still has the taste for treats

“Hello!!!! I’m waiting…”

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.

A new mountain road!

Trip statistics: 5,6km, 260 vertical meters, 1h:20m

Rambjøra (132m), July 17 2020

The last hike on Rambjøra – for a month!

Friday: The LAST trail work session before the summer break.

This is how it goes. I am working. Karma is waiting…

Happy with my efforts so far, and I wonder if hikers will even notice. They should, or I will be insulted 😉

Little by little does it…

When we finally reached the top, I got the unmistakable look for a dog waiting for her treat…

Pay up!

Trip statistics: 3,6km, 140 vertical meters, 2h:22m

Helgehornet (626m), July 18 2020

Hoping Google will fix this section soon…

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.

Helgehornet seen from the trailhead

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…

A rainy hike up the ridge

But when we reached the top, it stopped raining. Good for us!

On top of Helgehornet

Even if the weather wasn’t too nice, I decided to take a couple of panoramas

Austefjorden – Voldsfjorden – Dalsfjorden – Rovdefjorden panorama
Vartdalsfjorden – Ørstafjorden panorama

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…

Ørsta view
Ørsta view

Trip statistics: 4,3km, 390 vertical meters, 1h:13m

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