Date Peak Height PF Location WCP/FP MAP
28.11.22 Stedjeåsen 625m 123m Sogndal, Norway WCP MAP
29.11.22 Kaupangsholtane 423m 65m Sogndal, Norway WCP MAP
30.11.22 Going home…
03.12.22 Djupvikhaugen 98m 29m Herøy, M&R, Norway MAP
04.12.22 Huldrehornet 271m 113m Herøy, M&R, Norway WCP MAP

Stedjeåsen (624m), Nov 28 2022

Our hike across Stedjeåsen

Monday: After work, I really wanted to just rest. Something felt a little … off! But I pulled myself together and took Karma for a walk in the Stedjeåsen forest.


The plan was to stick to paths, but it seems that every time I have plan, I go and do something different. And the off-trail terrain we ended up in was really obnoxious. I am talking about crawling on my belly under treefall, and not just one tree.

What the HECK are we doing here?

Finally, we found one of the paths and stopped by one of the ultra-few viewpoints this forest has to offer.

Sogndal view from the Stedjeåsen forest

Then we continued up to the mailbox and took a different route down the forest.

Very happy about the downhill awaiting us…

Trip statistics: 5,3km, 600 vertical meters, 1h:35m

Kaupangsholtane (434m), Nov 29 2022

Our route across Kaupangsholtane

Tuesday: After work, I *really* felt like resting but pulled myself together one more time and took Karma for a walk in the Kaupangerskogen forest.

I like Kaupangsholtane. Many trails and routes to choose from.

Our Kaupangsholtane trailhead today

Today, we stopped by the Kaupangsholtane viewpoint before hiking across the higher humps in the forest.

On Kaupangsholten

On our way home to Anne’s place, I was in the mood for some after-dark pictures, but it was too windy, and I gave up after one picture.

The Sogndal bridge

I really felt terrible but hoped that a good night sleep would cure whatever was going on.

Trip statistics: 5,6km, 250 vertical meters, 1h:14m

Going home ++, Nov 30 2022

Wednesday: I woke up feeling CRAP. I was able to pull off a few hours at work before I had to hit the bed. My body was in a complete shutdown.

Around 3pm, I mustered all the energy I could, packed the car and sat course for home.

4 hours later, I went straight to bed. I was a total wreck.

The amount of road work in the Sogndal – Jølster region is insane, for the past 2 years. Today, it felt extra bad. Here I am waiting outside Frudalstunnelen.

Thursday: This morning, I decided to take a Covid-test. And the result was a bit of a shock, but also the answer to why I felt so rotten. This was the first time I had taken a positive Covid-test. I guess it was inevitable. I spent most of the day in bed, only up to give Karma the necessary walks around the neighborhood. I had a strong suspicion about being infected at the Thanksgiving dinner on Saturday, but Anne seemed to be doing OK. I don’t know, and I don’t really care. It is what it is…

Karma – the next 14 days will not like we envisioned…

Friday: I had hoped for some progress, but none were found. Again, most of the day was spent in bed, but I was able to stay up for a couple of hours in the late afternoon. I looked forward to seeing Anne the next day. She would then give Karma a few walks this weekend, and we would just have to sort out the logistics so that Anne wouldn’t get infected. Hopefully, I would not be contagious by the time she got here…

Djupvikhaugen (98m), Dec 3 2022

Anne and Karma on Djupvikhaugen

Saturday: Of course, I couldn’t go to the traditional “Smalahovedinner with friends in the evening, but Anne would. She would come directly from Sogndal, give Karma a walk, get changed and go to the dinner. There was a very little chance that she would put the others at risk. I cleaned all surfaces and stayed in bed from when she came and until she left for the dinner.

Christmas spirit in the Gapahuk close to Djupvikhaugen. The snow would come a few days later…

Huldrehornet (271m), Dec 4 2022

Sunday: Today, Anne took Karma a walk across Dyrkyrkja and Huldrehornet

On Dyrkyrkja

I was so grateful that I didn’t have to worry about the dog, I felt much better, but it was too soon giving the dog longer walks than around the neighbourhood.

Almost on Huldrehornet

This week’s curve, from: what is this, to rotten, really rotten and less rotten was what I had imagined Covid-19 would be for me. As such, I was happy that things seemed to go the right way. And although I would not be going hiking too soon, at least I could start working from the home office the next day.

Karma on Huldrehornet

Unfortunately, Anne had to go back to Sogndal the day after. But it was OK, I was over the worst part anyway. At least so I thought.

Karma on her way down the back side of Huldrehornet


There will not be a Week 49 report. After working on Monday, I felt tired and had an emerging headache. After working on Tuesday, I was a wreck, with almost an incapacitating headache. On Wednesday morning, I was really sick, I called Anne and asked her to call the doctor for me. Long story short – I went over to the emergency office, took the tests they do to determine if they should send me home or to the hospital. The tests were OK, but they wanted to give me IV fluids, as I wasn’t able to hold on to food or water. Anne came back up again later in the afternoon after a flat tire episode in a tunnel and change of cars (!)

I was so thankful having Anne with me again. I could just now completely relax and try to get better. The first signs of some improvement came on Saturday (as I am writing this). We’ll just see how it goes. I am positive but nothing surprises me anymore…

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