Late autumn, and not in a good way…
|03.11.2020||Huldrehornet||271m||113m||Herøy, M&R, Norway||WCP|
|06.11.2020||Djupvikhaugen||98m||29m||Herøy, M&R, Norway|
|08.11.2020||Veten (Hidsegga)||556m||320m||Sande, M&R, Norway||WCP|
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.
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.
Trip statistics: 4,5km, 270 vertical meters, 1h:14m
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.
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.
But, then we noticed a path that I didn’t know about, that took us back to the trailhead. Bonus!
Trip statistics: 3,6km, 250 vertical meters, 0h:51m
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…
Trip statistics: 4,7km, 100 vertical meters, 1h:08m
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 got fog and light rain, but the wind wasn’t awful. So it was kind of alright…
A shout-out to the caretakers of this path. Even after heavy rain, this path is just nice to walk!
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.
Trip statistics: 6,5km, 570 vertical meters, 1h:36m
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.
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.
When we got to the summit ridge, we found that there was both rain and wind there.
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.
At Grøthornet, the descent from the mountain could eventually begin, and we were not SLOW on the trail.
The wind ceased as we got to lower elevation and we stopped by Trolltua just to have been there…
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