Not a very exciting week…Index
|20.01.2021||Huldrehornet||271m||113m||Herøy, M&R, Norway||WCP|
|22.01.2021||Hornseten||190m||152m||Herøy, M&R, Norway||WCP|
|23.01.2021||Rambjøra||132m||109m||Herøy, M&R, Norway||WCP|
Huldrehornet (271m), Jan 2021
Wednesday: Monday and Tuesday was all about work and fortunately Anne was there to walk the dog.
But on Wednesday, I wanted to get my walking boots on again and decided to take the dog for a walk in the Huldrehornet forest – after dark. Already in the first hill, I felt tired. Karma waited patiently…
Now that I had “warmed up”, the rest of the hike was better. We hit some pretty deep snow in the outskirts of the forest, but the summit ridge was almost free of snow.
We descended through the forest above Myrvågane and albeit it was a modest walk, we are at least back in business…
Trip statistics: 4,5km, 260 vertical meters, 1h:20m
Hasundhornet (533m), Jan 21 2021
Thursday: After work, I figured that it was time to visit Hasundhornet (near Ulsteinvik) for the first time in 2021. We started at Garsholhaugen and had 500 vertical meters ahead of us. Normally, this route is just a walk in the park, but today, the hike was hard every single step of the way.
I enjoyed the transition from some light to darkness, and stopped a couple of times for pictures.
Then finally, we were up. I wished I had brought some treats for myself too. I could certainly need it!
On our way down (the same way), I observed light in the horizon. It was really nice to hope that this was a sign of better days. In retrospect, I can say – it wasn’t…
Trip statistics: 3,8km, 500 vertical meters, 1h:33m
Hornseten (190m), Jan 22 2021
Friday: Yet another crazy working day. I’ve been working since 1984 and I’ve had many crazy working periods over the years, but can not remember a period that has been as intense as it’s been for the past 2 months. And, it would last for at least two more months…
So, I was rather washed out when I drove to Eggesbønes (Bergsøya island) to walk the dog on Hornseten.
We started out at Heida and took the path through the forest that connects with the lit trail. My first thought was “isn’t Christmas over?”
Then I spent a couple of minutes taking pictures of Fosnavåg.
We continued up to Hornseten where Karma finally was rewarded for her “efforts” before we took another trail back to Heida.
Trip statistics: 3,7km, 200 vertical meters, 1h:02m
Rambjøra (132m), Jan 23 2021
Saturday: Saturday and all I got to show is my local hill Rambjøra? That either means a) I haveto work, b) I am sick, c) awful weather of d) all of the above. Today, it was the latter.
After waking up with a tension headache from hell, I was able to go through the working day – maintenance weekend – routine and no brain work. The weather was nasty and I didn’t mind being indoors.
But, the dog had to be walked and the good thing is that Karma *loves* Rambjøra. I don’t know why. It’s a short round. But she always takes off like a rocket, until she remembers she’s not allowed to do that. Or, until I remind her. Whatever comes first…
It was slightly hard work too, as we had to break trail to the top.
Happy to be “done” with both work and walking, I looked forward to rest for the evening and pack my stuff for Sogndal the next day.
Trip statistics: 3,9km, 200 vertical meters, 1h:04m
Høgehaug (980m), Jan 24 2021
Sunday: On my way to Sogndal, with the car fully packed. Normally, I’m traveling fairly light, but in these Covid-days, my stays down there easily last a week. Which is nice!
After 3,5 hours we arrived Sogndal in the afternoon and we immediately went back up to Hodlekve to ski Høgehaug.
It was VERY nice to be back on skis again!
And like always – except when the weather is really, really bad – you are never alone along this route. It’s a VERY popular ski-trip.
On top – time for the “family picture”…
…and some photography…
Time for descent and Karma had 4,7km of serious running ahead of her.
I looked forward to a week of nice ski-trips, which I got. But little did I know how next weekend would turn out…
Trip statistics: 9,4km, 420 vertical meters, 1h:43m
Pictures (Canon EOS RP) from the trip: