2021 Week 17 (Summary)

A very nice week in Sogndal

…and some nice skiing on Hemsedalsfjellet
Date Peak/Place Height PF Location
26.04.2021 Barsnes – Årøy Sogndal, Norway
27.04.2021 Hesteggi 907m 149m Sogndal, Norway
28.04.2021 Garden work Sogndal, Norway
29.04.2021 Stedjeåsen 625m 123m Sogndal, Norway WCP
30.04.2021 Helping friends Sogndal, Norway
01.05.2021 Breinosi 1641m 151m Hemsedal/Lærdal, Norway
01.05.2021 Slettind 1592m 262m Hemsedal/Lærdal, Norway
02.05.2021 Kammen 689m 51m Sogndal, Norway
02.05.2021 Slakkafjellet 855m 242m Sogndal, Norway WCP
02.05.2021 Stedjeåsen 625m 123m Sogndal, Norway WCP

Barsnes – Årøy, Apr 26 2021

Along Barsnesfjorden

The hike from Barsnes to Årøy is a hike I really like, and today Anne came along. We left one car at Årøy before heading out from Barsnes. The first part is a walk along the road to Vikastrondi. The second part is along a very vague – sometimes hard to find – path, which runs up and down in rocky terrain. It’s quite fun and I enjoy this walk every time.

Pictures (Canon EOS RP/Iphone 8) from the walk:

Hesteggi (907m), Apr 27 2021

Enjoying the views from Hesteggi

Karma and I started out on the regular path to Hesteggi, from Kjørnes. But when we joined the tractor road from Kaupanger, we went off-trail in the forest. It was a beautiful day and a very nice round trip hike!

Pictures (Canon EOS RP) from the walk:

Honest labor, Apr 28 2021

I couldn’t just hang around at Anne’s place, living the leisure life…

One of my chores while enjoying the good life at Anne’s place was to raise a stone wall, supporting a flower bed. These computer hands haven’t done too much hard labor the last decades, but when it comes to handling rock or wood, I’m not half bad!

Pictures (Canon EOS RP) from the (honest) labor:

Stedjeåsen (624m), Apr 29 2021

Having a very nice walk across Stedjeåsen

Today, I did a route I hadn’t done before. I started by the fjord, near Bondeviki, hiked up to Skardsbø, went across Stedjeåsen and down to Anne’s place in Sogndal via some paths I hadn’t done before. I just loved the current weather!

Pictures (Canon EOS RP) from the walk:

Helping friends, Apr 30 2021

The Norwegian work for voluntary help is “Dugnad”

Today, we helped our good friends Jannike and Mara move their Chiropractor clinic in Sogndal. It’s very nice to help friends and to meet new people at the same time!

Pictures (Iphone 8) from the Dugnad:

Breinosi (1641m), Slettind (1592m), May 1 2021

OMG! This was nice!

Today, we treated ourselves with a very, very nice ski-trip on Hemsedalsfjellet. We started out from lake Eldrevatnet, crossed Hestebakkdalen valley, skied between points 1463m and 1528m before aiming for Breinosi – which was the goal for this trip.

But given the beautiful weather, we chose to extend the trip to include Slettind also. We had a rather steep descent from Breinosi before we could begin the ascent towards Slettind. I will cherish this trip for a long time to come!

Pictures (Canon EOS RP) from the trip:

Kammen (698m), Slakkafjellet (855m), Stedjeåsen (624m), May 2 2021

Another beautiful hike in the forest above Sogndal

This was a truly fun walk that I didn’t have done before. Karma and I started out in Øvstedalen and hiked up to Kammen – where I hadn’t been before. Then we continued across Slakkafjellet before crossing Skardsbøfjellet, aiming for Skardet pass – which we passed earlier in the week. Then we continued up to Stedjeåsen, before returning to Anne’s place via various paths. And afterwards, the flower bed was officially opened…

This was a most memorable week!

Pictures (Canon EOS RP) from the walk:

2 thoughts on “2021 Week 17 (Summary)

  1. What’s that snake,a European Adder?While you,or your dog, don’t want to get bitten by one they’re not very poisonous.When I was hiking in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales, Australia about 6 years back I almost stepped on a snake which is not something you want to do anywhere but Australia least of all as it has some of the most poisonous snakes on Earth!I had a friend in South Africa bitten by a Boomslang and he was lucky as it’s back fanged and has to chew in it’s poison and only the front teeth bit him but had it been a Black Mamba or Cobra then a coffin would probably have been needed!I myself have been bitten by a Night Adder,an African snake a bit more poisonous that the European Adder,but nothing happened.Night Adders are usually very docile and for some reason one I kept as a pet wasn’t but the other two where.

    1. Hi Kevan. Sorry for late reply. Change of PC and phone at the same time! Backlog on most everything. Yes, European adder. A viper. Quite poisonous and if bit, I would probably have to carry the dog to prevent the poison spreading quickly. I’m not too worried about them. I’ve only seem them like 5 times for the past 30 years. 3 of those times, while stepping across them. They’re easily scared and unless they’ve got the most comfy spot on a sunny trail, they would normally take off long before we see them.

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