2020 Week 45

Late autumn, and not in a good way…

Forest = shelter these days


Date Peak/Place Height PF Location WCP
03.11.2020 Huldrehornet 271m 113m Herøy, M&R, Norway WCP
04.11.2020 Hasundhornet 533m 93m Ulstein, Norway WCP
06.11.2020 Djupvikhaugen 98m 29m Herøy, M&R, Norway  
07.11.2020 Skafjellet 573m 82m Hareid, Norway WCP
08.11.2020 Veten (Hidsegga) 556m 320m Sande, M&R, Norway WCP

Huldrehornet (271m), Nov 3 2020

Our hike across Huldrehornet

Tuesday:  11-12 hour working days, combined with poor sleep and shitty weather, and sometimes I’m just “human” and don’t go out. Like on Monday. Thanks to Anne who gave Karma her afternoon walk.

But staying home two days in a row isn’t an option, and I scrambled enough energy to take a walk together with Anne up to Huldrehornet.

We started from my house and followed the forest path up Myrvågskogen.

In Myrvågskogen

On the top, the headlamp was used for the picture, and then it was turned off. We decided to have a competition on the way down – on who had to switch on the headlamp first. Incredibly enough, there was only one fall and it wasn’t dramatic. We both got down to the gravel road by Djupvikvatnet without using the headlamp. I normally like winning the contests I participate in, but for this one – a draw was quite acceptable.

On top of Huldrehornet

Trip statistics: 4,5km, 270 vertical meters, 1h:14m

Hasundhornet (533m), Nov 4 2020

Our hike across Hasundhornet

Wednesday: Another day with not too exciting weather. On days like this, the new gravel footpath to Hasundhornet is quite welcomed!

We were happy to see that it had been repaired since the lower parts were “wrecked” after heavy rain.

Here we go…

Our stay at the top wasn’t a long one. But we always strive to do a round trip hike and followed the path towards Fjelle, knowing we would get a boring 1,1km walk along the Fjelle road back to the car.

On top of Hasundhornet

But, then we noticed a path that I didn’t know about, that took us back to the trailhead. Bonus!

Miserable weather…

Trip statistics: 3,6km, 250 vertical meters, 0h:51m

Djupvikhaugen (98m), Nov 6 2020

Our walk across Djupvikhaugen

Friday: I’m not saying a single bad thing about Djupvikhaugen, but every time I end up here – something has gone horribly wrong. Like the weather or the general shape and form. Today, it was a combination of both. I had been working 11-12 hours all week long and was just not in the mood to go hiking in the rain.

But one can always get to Djupvikhaugen, even on days like these. At least I walked from the house, so Karma got close to 5km on foot. That – sort of – saved the evening…

On Djupvikhaugen

Trip statistics: 4,7km, 100 vertical meters, 1h:08m

Skafjellet (573m), Nov 7 2020

Our route across Skafjellet

Saturday: Today, I had close to a full working day and had to hurry to get the afternoon walk in daylight.

I drove to Geilane close to Hareid to hike Skafjellet, hoping for a nice round trip hike without too much rain.

We followed the tractor for a little while, then switched to the forest path (picture top of page)

We got fog and light rain, but the wind wasn’t awful. So it was kind of alright…

Above the forest

A shout-out to the caretakers of this path. Even after heavy rain, this path is just nice to walk!

Very convenient when the ground is soaking wet…

After a short visit to the top, we took the Bigset route down. But just above Bigset, we followed a combination of paths and tractor roads that took us back to our starting point – without touching any car roads.

On top of Skafjellet

Trip statistics: 6,5km, 570 vertical meters, 1h:36m

Hidsegga (556m), Nov 8 2020

Our route across Hidsegga

Sunday: Another working day, but made sure I had time for an afternoon hike before it got dark.

I decided to hike Hidsegga. I considered the route from Hidsneset, but eventually dropped the idea.

The route from Hidsneset is fun, but not today

So, I continued to Goteneset

There was fog on the mountain, which didn’t really matter to me. The big question was if there was rain and wind up there. Because I can tell you that this mountain is NOT the place you want to expose yourself to the elements. Trust me.

Fog on this side too… (not surprising)

When we got to the summit ridge, we found that there was both rain and wind there.

Not pleasant…

We found shelter behind the cairn and I seriously considered just running down the way we came up and get away from the weather. But I ended up with sticking to my round trip plan and continued towards Grøthornet.

On Veten – the high point on Hidsegga

At Grøthornet, the descent from the mountain could eventually begin, and we were not SLOW on the trail.

Getting below the fog. Nice!

The wind ceased as we got to lower elevation and we stopped by Trolltua just to have been there…

On Trolltua

And that marked the end of a poor week in terms of hiking. My bank account would surely be less poor after all the overtime hours I’ve put in lately…

Trip statistics: 8,7km 645 vertical meters, 1h:50m

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