Summer vacation, day 19
Continued from day 18Tops and places visited
On our way home, but stopping at mom’s place in Brønnøysund for a day. The weather today was not inspiring at all, but we could just not sit around at home. We’re not that kind of people.
Mom mentioned Skomohatten – where she never had been before. So that’s became our target for the day.
We parked at Mølnusvollen below Skomohatten and followed the path up the valley. When we were just below the top, I said that we could just go straight up. I’m not sure what mom’s plan was (if any), but this was clearly not it. Although steep, we didn’t have any problems getting up to the ridge.
This was by any means not an impressive top. But, it was a named point and now we were here.
None of us felt like going down the same way, so we continued along the ridge. Somehow, I was confident that we could get to the other side of the valley.
I think mom likes to go hiking with me. She pretends she doesn’t like obstacles, but I’m pretty sure she does.
Once across the valley, we had to decide what to do. Return or move on? Mom suggested we should go to “Kaukarpallen” – which I think is in the “preacher’s chair” alley with respect to the name. I could foresee a rock sticking out of a cliff. Or something like that.
It was constantly raining, but that didn’t bother us too much. We passed approx. 240m elevation before we got to “Kaukarpallen“. I didn’t understand the name vs. the place. We were in the middle of bushes!
I had hoped that we would be able to descend to the lower plateau from here, but it was simply not possible. At least not in a safe way. We just have to return the way we came.
On our way back, I found something that could resemble a speaker’s platform…
I enjoyed being outdoors and suggested to the others that we could hike across Bjønnskarheia (228m) on our way back.
No one had any objections and we all got ourselves a new (and minor) top.
But we weren’t quite done yet. Mom said there was a “Gapahuk” nearby. Which we had to visit of course.
Afterwards, we all wanted to go home and get some dry clothes on!
Trip statistics: 7,4km, 450 vertical meters, 3h:16m
Pictures from the trip (Canon EOS RP/Iphone8):