The lamest hiking week in 2020…Index
|19.11.2020||Huldrehornet||271m||113m||Herøy, M&R, Norway||WCP|
|20.11.2020||Gyrinakken||365m||157m||Herøy/Sande, M&R, Norway||WCP|
|22.11.2020||Ytrehovdåsen (Geitenakken)||170m||72m||Ørsta, Norway||WCP|
|22.11.2020||Indrehovdåsen (Høgåsen)||187m||66m||Ørsta, Norway||WCP|
|22.11.2020||Høgtua (Åsen)||162m||27||Ørsta, Norway||WCP|
Huldrehornet (271m), Djupvikhaugen (98m), Nov 19 2020
Thursday: It feels really weird to begin my week report on a Thursday. So let’s recap a bit…
Monday: After working 12 hours, we went down to the Vågal restaurant in Sogndal to celebrate Anne’s birthday the next day. The best burgers in western Norway?
Tuesday: Transport leg back home to Sunnmøre in AWFUL weather. Was stopped in a Police control and couldn’t remember where I had my driver’s license. I then tried to pull up the electronic version on the mobile, but the app said it had been too long since last time and I had to go through the whole verification procedure. The Police were patient, and eventually I found the license AND got the app working.
Wednesday: Ålesund day and examination of the heart on a Medical clinic. This was the last point on the agenda that my Doctor had set up for me, trying to find out why I’ve felt so rotten all year. But I had already solved that problem and took the examination as a bonus.
Fast forward to Thursday: The weather was just terrible in the morning, but in the afternoon the weather was a little better and I decided to visit my local mountain Huldrehornet.
The forest provided shelter, and it was not nice at all to rise above it.
Strong winds were roaming in the region (and probably in the entire western Norway)
Nothing affects Karma except hail and she had all the time in the world on top.
I hadn’t all the time in the world, so we quickly moved on down the steep side, aiming for Djupvikhaugen.
So far, this was the best weather day all week…
Trip statistics: 4,3km, 300 vertical meters, 1h:10m
Pictures (Canon EOS RP) from the hike:
Friday: All the overtime hours took its toll, and I spent 4 hours last night in a chair, trying to get rid of the tension headache. Not too surprising, I was quite tired after another intense working day but decided to take a walk to Gyrinakken in the afternoon.
I was quite excited to try out my new headlamp – a Moonlight 2800 lm “Bright as day” light which I had high expectations for.
Once it got dark, the lamp was put to the test, and boy – it delivered.
It might not have lit up the entire forest, but it felt like it.
Above the forest, we ran into a WHOLE lot of snow. But eventually, we reached the top. Karma was acting strange, but as I had my headphones on I hadn’t heard her barking until we reached the top. To my huge surprise, there was a guy working up in the antenna!
Trip statistics: 6,2km, 370 vertical meters, 1h:30m
Geitenakken (170m), Høgåsen (187m), Høgetua (162m), Nov 22 2020
Sunday: After a full working day on Saturday – and SHITTY weather, it was time to do a proper hike. In pouring rain!
I decided to pay a revisit to Hovdeåsane in Ørsta and perhaps walk around lake Hovdevatnet. I started out with Geitenakken, where the weather had left casualties…
I was mentally prepared for the rain…
…but not for this…
Then we continued towards Høgåsen, from where we had a good view towards Geitenakken.
We continued across the forest ridge and arrived on top of Høgetua – where I hadn’t been before. Bonus!
Walking around lake Hovdevatnet meant crossing car roads, so I decided to return via the road along the lake.
When we arrived at the car, we were SOAKING wet, but I was quite happy about the hike. Mostly because I had been hiking parts where I had not been before. That’s always a bonus when you’ve been hiking almost everywhere in the local region…
Trip statistics: 8,9km, 350 vertical meters, 2h:08m
Pictures (Canon EOS RP) from the hike: