Unstable weather week

On our way down from Melshornet


Date Peak Height PF Location WCP/FP MAP
18.09.23 Garnestua 654m 417m Ulstein, Norway WCP MAP
18.09.23 Hasundhornet 533m 93m Ulstein, Norway WCP MAP
19.09.23 Rambjøra 132m 109m Herøy, M&R, Norway WCP MAP
20.09.23 Roppehornet 412m 45m Ulstein, Norway WCP MAP
21.09.23 Lidaveten 592m 439m Volda, Norway WCP MAP
22.09.23 Vardehornet 600m 60m Ørsta/Volda, Norway WCP MAP
22.09.23 Melshornet 809m 567m Ørsta, Norway WCP MAP
23.09.23 Løkeberget 579m 300m Hareid, Norway WCP MAP
24.09.23 Måsheidane 870m 53m Volda, Norway WCP MAP

Garnestua (654m), Hasundhornet (533m), Sep 18 2023

Our route

Monday: This week, like many past weeks, started with very little energy left. But I pulled myself together and drove up to Løset to hike Garnestua.

Garnestua ahead

Overcast, but otherwise just fine. Great temperature!

Karma has the overview

As we approached Garnestua, energy was coming back, and I decided to make this a roundtrip hike via Hasundhornet.

Closing in on Garnestua

But first, the usual pictures and treats on Garnestua…

Garnestua panorama (1/2)

Garnestua panorama (2/2)

Then we moved on towards Hasundhornet. I catch myself in taking these views for granted. I shouldn’t. Not that the views are going anywhere, but some day I won’t be able to get up here. A note to self about enjoying the views to the fullest, every time!

Just sucking it in…

And then we reached the top of Hasundhornet!

View from Hasundhornet

We took the nice gravel road back to the Fjelle road, and then had 2,8 not-so-fun km, back to the car.

Down the (relatively) new gravel road

Trip statistics: 9,8km, 580 vertical meters, 2h:05m

Rambjøra (132m), Sep 19 2023

Our route

Tuesday: My first time with the brushcutter. I looked forward to making some serious progress on the Rambjøra trail. I don’t know how many hours I’ve spent up here, with the lopper – making little or minimal impact.

Stand back!

This is a kick-ass machine! Terrible noise and ear protection is mandatory. But Karma doesn’t care one bit about the loud noise. Probably because it’s static.

You’re crazy! The noise!!

On top, it was time for some treats. Karma had waited patiently. I still hadn’t found the best technique and looked forward to get back up here and become more effective.

On top of Rambjøra

Trip statistics: 3km, 130 vertical meters, 1h:25m

Roppehornet (412m), Sep 20 2023

The route

Wednesday: The forecast had promised incoming rain, I just didn’t know exactly *when* and hoped that I could get to the top of Roppehornet before the rain sat in. I figured that the descent would be quick and effective anyway.

On our way from Gåsneset. Roppehornet ahead

It’s a nice hike from Gåsneset. I normally descend via Flø when the weather is nice. I couldn’t imagine that today. I always try my utmost to create a roundtrip hike, but with the forecast, I was willing to make an exception.

On our way to Roppehornet

Just when we reached the top, the rain sat in. How about that for timing

On top of Roppehornet

For some reason I still don’t understand, I decided to return via Flø. But first, I had to get down to the Roppemarka fields.

Looking down on Roppemarka

Once down on the Roppemarka road, I ran into cows on the road. I decided to take a detour to avoid a confrontation between the cows and the dog and the detour was just terrible.

But eventually, we were on the tractor road down to Roppane and I hoped there wasn’t any more cows below us. Fortunately, there wasn’t.

On the tractor road

We went down to the beach and enjoyed the sand for a minute, before taking on the 2,1km back to Gåsneset.

At the Roppe beach

Trip statistics: 8,6km, 485 vertical meters, 1h:55m

Lidaveten (592m), Sep 21 2023

Our route

Thursday: It was Karma’s birthday and I figured we could celebrate it with a nice roundtrip hike across Lidaveten in Volda. This would be a very traditional roundtrip hike from Berkneset.

Up the forest from Berkneset

In the year I’m turning 60, no ascents come for free. Neither did this one and I was happy to get above the forest and start taking in the views…

Let’s take a breather…

The summit wasn’t far away…

Lidaveten ahead

It’s ALWAYS nice to be on top of Lidaveten. The views are just great!

A fab view fom Lidaveten

Being her birthday and all, Karma got an extra portion of treats on top. And there would be something extra waiting at dinner time also.

Overlooking the Ørsta fjord

Panorama view from Lidaveten

I always hate to leave this top, but it was time to move on…

We headed down in the direction of Eideim

Heading down

…before getting on the forest road that would take us in the direction of Berkneset.


It was almost like Karma sensed that it was a special day…


Before driving into the Eiksund tunnel, I had to stop for a picture of Liadalsnipa.

Liadalsnipa in center

And once out of the Eiksund tunnel, I had stop for one last picture

The Eiksund bridge

Trip statistics: 7,4km, 625 vertical meters, 2h:04m

Melshornet (809m), Vardehornet (600m), Sep 22 2023

The route

Friday: Another great weather day and I decided to drive to Ulsteinvik in my lunch break. 20 minutes of driving and 10 minutes of walking the dog…

Osnessanden beach, Ulsteinvik

After work, I drove to Volda and headed out from Klepp without a clear goal. I was hoping to reach Melshornet but would probably be happy with Vardehornet.

Here we go!

I took a path that I’ve never taken before, and the path took me to “Kometland” (Comet country) and I was totally taken by surprise. I had never, ever expected to find something like this in the Volda forests!

What the actual heck?

I mean – wow! I didn’t take the time to explore the whole site. I got the general idea after a few seconds and figured I could always come back…

Just impressive…

Then we sat course for Gildrehammaren (335m).

Hey! There’s a ladder here!

Gildrehammaren is a place I’ve recently discovered, and I still enjoy passing through here…

View from Gildrehammaren

Then we headed for the path towards Tverrfjellet.

Still in the forest

I’ve become a HUGE FAN of the trail network above Volda. It’s just so many paths…

View across Voldsfjorden

At Tverrfjellet, Vardehornet and Melshornet comes into view, and I had to decide on what I should go for…

Melshornet (right of center) is still a bit to go…

And with Karma turning 11, I should perhaps also ask her – what do YOU want to go for?

Today – you call it!

In any case, we would definitely pass across Vardehornet!

Vardehornet ahead

The thing is – once on Vardehornet, Melshornet doesn’t feel very far away. And so, once again – Melshornet became the main goal for the hike!

On Vardehornet – aiming for Melshornet

This was an interesting weather day. A whole lot of weather was moving in, and the “warning” was of the more beautiful kind…

Some weather is “happening” to the right…

With rain moving in, we hurried up to Melshornet and reached the top just as the rain came in.

On Melshornet

The rain shower didn’t last long and on the below picture, we’re in the middle of it, with better weather just a few yards away.

In the middle of the rain shower passing

I just loved this hike. It offered everything I could hope for, in terms of light.

Along the gravel road back to Klepp

Trip statistics: 12km, 835 vertical meters, 2h:34m

Løkeberget (579m), Sep 23 2023

The route

Saturday: More rain showers incoming, and I decided to settle for a hike to Løkeberget from Løset. We were only halfway up the forest before the first rain shower paid us a visit…

Rain moving in…

The upper mountain was covered with fog, and I assumed this would be “one of those hikes.”

Into the fog…

And it was…

On top of Løkeberget

As I always look for a roundtrip option, it was clear that we would have to go off-trail once again. The upper part was quite easy.

Off-trail down from Løkeberget

We were heading down into a steep forest, but I was just happy that the rain showers had moved on…

Bye bye!

Now, we just had to find a way down to the road (left)

We had a steep descent ahead of us

It was steep in places, but overall – not too bad. At least I got another GPS track covering a blank spot on my GPS map – which I’ve maintained since the year 2000…

Down on the meadow after a steep descent

Trip statistics: 4,8km, 375 vertical meters, 1h:18m

Måsheidane (870m), Sep 24 2023

Måsheidane in center. Sunndalsnipa up to the right

Sunday: This hike is featured on a separate page

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