Sogndal saved the week…
|12.09.22||Rambjøra||132m||109m||Herøy, M&R, Norway||WCP|
Rambjøra (132m), Sep 12 2022
Monday: The first part of this week, I was not feeling well. There was absolutely no energy left in the body, or desire to go hiking. The latter is an alarm bell in itself…
But late evening, I finally pulled myself together and decided to walk Karma on Rambjøra – my local forest top. Karma looked like she had won the lottery, as she had probably given up on the idea of a walk today.
We took the same route down. I was not interested in walking any longer than I absolutely had to…
Trip statistics: 3,3km, 135 vertical meters, 45 minutes
Hasundhornet (533m), Sep 13 2022
Tuesday: There was not much progress since Monday. After a full working I was dead meat and when it in addition was raining, the doorstep was just so high.
But I got myself in the car and drove to Fjelle on Hareidlandet, to do the round trip which I usually do when a) I’m sick or b) the weather is miserable.
The gravel road to the top is a blessing when all other trails are wet and muddy. But that’s only important when going up. When we took a different route down, I didn’t care about the mud and the pits.
Trip statistics: 3,6km, 245 vertical meters, 45 minutes
Årvikveten (458m), Sep 15 2022
Thursday: Fast forward to Thursday, because Karma refused to hike Solavågsfjellet on Sula island the day before. It was only raining light, so there had to be a different reason. Earlier in the day, she got her 2nd injection of Librela (to keep her from limping) and maybe she reacted to it, one way or the other. I don’t know.
I could of course have left her in the car and done the hike myself, but I wasn’t interested. I had noticed a slight improvement in my general condition, but not enough to do this hike alone.
But on Thursday, the general condition was far better for the both of us, and I decided to hike Veten above Larsnes – from Drageskaret (200m)
Passing Leikongeidet, I could see that Veten offered fog and rain, while Røddalshorn (up to my right) was in the clear. Still, I chose to go to Veten in trade of a better trail – not so wet as the one to Røddalshorn.
I may have regretted that decision when we headed out in the rain and into the fog, but now we were here!
Karma was VERY happy to be on the trail again, and so was I. I was not even close to 100%, but compared to the past days, I felt quite OK.
To be honest, I didn’t care about the weather. The rain was just refreshing, and I knew the views all too well.
When we reached the top, I was all out of steam. Maybe it wasn’t such a good idea to keep a fast pace as soon as I feel a little better. But that’s me in a nutshell. Dumb ‘till the day I die…
The hike back to Drageskaret felt twice as long as the ascent. In addition to being tired, I was a bit wet and cold. I was very happy when I could get back into the car and aim for a warm shower back home.
Trip statistics: 6,6km, 630 vertical meters, 1h:40m
Tylderingen (1104m), Sep 17 2022
Saturday: After a full working day and the drive to Sogndal on Friday afternoon, I didn’t have time to go hiking but looked very much to get back on the path on this beautiful Saturday. I proposed to Anne that we could hike Tylderingen from Kleiv. It’s been a while since I took this route.
We knew that people were out gathering sheep today, and early on we had to yield for 3 sheep that found their way down all by themselves.
At Stepin, Anne saw a familiar face (Eldrid) and we spent some time chatting.
We then sat course for Tylderingen.
I was keen on visiting the hump Kleberg but decided to do that on the way down – if we were heading down the same route. We discussed the option of descending to Fretland and see if we could find the forest path back to Stepin. But, since there was a good chance that wouldn’t find it – AND that I had to be back at work in not too long (on duty, maintenance weekend) we decided to return the way we came.
It’s always nice to rise above the forest and take in the views high above Sogndalsdalen valley. And today, we had a nice rainbow in Frudalen as extra bonus.
When we reached the top, it was my 25th visit up here. Mostly on skis. And – it’s never a goal for me to hike one specific mountain many times. You can think of it as 24 days I didn’t have time or opportunity to visit a new top…
Upon descent, we hiked across Kleberg and so now that one is “in the bag”.
We continued across Kleberg and hiked off-trail down to Stepin, just so that I could cover some new tracks on my Sogndal track map…
At Stepin, we had to wait for the sheep to get into the corral, and then we took a different route down to Kleiv.
A very nice hike!
Trip statistics: 9,3km, 760 vertical meters, 3h:018m
Pictures (Canon EOS RP/Iphone 13 Pro Max) from the hike:
Grånosene (1137m), Sep 18 2022
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