Trail maintenance and some good hikes…

Sandhornet, Ørsta


Date Peak Height PF Location WCP/FP MAP
25.09.23 Rambjøra 132m 109m Herøy, M&R, Norway WCP MAP
26.09.23 Rjåhornet 600m 107m Herøy, M&R, Norway WCP MAP
27.09.23 Koppefjellet 940m 602m Volda, Norway WCP MAP
28.09.23 Rambjøra 132m 109m Herøy, M&R, Norway WCP MAP
29.09.23 Rambjøra 132m 109m Herøy, M&R, Norway WCP MAP
30.09.23 Amlaholten 508m 265m Sogndal, Norway WCP MAP
01.10.23 Frudalshesten 1554m 24m Sogndal, Norway MAP
01.10.23 Frudalshesten 1598m 368m Sogndal, Norway MAP

Rambjøra (132m), Sep 25 2023

The route

Monday: After a few rounds with the brush cutter, it was time for some variation and so today I headed into the Rambjøra forest with a chainsaw and a lopper.

Ready to do some good

It’s very rewarding to see that – little by little, this forest trail is becoming a decent standard trail.

Little by little…

Not sure how many hours I’ve put into this forest, but the brush cutter was a game changer. I can finally start seeing the end of things…

On top of Rambjøra

Trip statistics: 4,4km, 130 vertical meters, 2h:38m

Rjåhornet (600m), Sep 26 2023

The route

Tuesday: It was a beautiful afternoon, and I was not happy having to have a work obligation at 18:00. But I only need less than 2 hours to get up a 600m mountain and today that mountain would be Rjåhornet.

On our way to Rjåhornet

We took the Djupvika trail and after a while, we could enjoy the wide view from the coastal line to the Sunnmøre alps.

A gorgeous view

We had to cut the stay on the top short. But I always do that anyway, so…

View from Rjåhornet

It was very windy today. But overall – nice!

The wind is blowing…

Trip statistics: 7,2km, 620 vertical meters, 1h:58m

Koppefjellet (940m), Sep 27 2023

The route

Wednesday: Today, I decided to hike Koppefjellet from Aldalen. This is a route I know quite well, and I hoped that I could find a variation to the route that would give me some new tracks on my GPS map.

But I was not looking for any variations while going up the forest…

On our way up from Aldalen

When we got above the forest, a direct line to the top caught my attention.

My straight line to the top

Karma – still unusually thirsty – got to satisfy her thirst in a creek before the long ascent began.

Drink up. We have a steep hill ahead…

The hillside was steep, but not THAT steep. THAT steep means when I’m worried about losing the grip and tumble down the mountainside. This was all safe and good.

Steep, but not THAT steep…

My only “worry” was the rain – very much incoming.

OK – we will be wet…

The rain hit us just when we reached the top but didn’t stick around for very long.

We got rain on top of Koppefjellet

For descent, I chose to descend the SW ridge.

Starting our descent

After a little while, the weather was just nice again.

The rain is history

We had a good time, the both of us!

A nice descent down Koppefjellet

We had a steep, off-trail descent in high grass before joining the valley path. All in all, a very nice hike!

Looking for a way down

Trip statistics: 6,6km, 730 vertical meters, 2h:21m
Pictures (Canon EOS RP/Iphone 13 Pro Max) from the hike:

Rambjøra x 2 (132m), Sep 28 2023

The route

Thursday: Another round with the brush cutter, but this time I couldn’t make it start. I tried several times on our way to the top, but with no luck.

So “fun” to have carried the cutter all the way up here – for nothing!

So, I decided to head back down and ask Jonny – my neighbor and a master of anything that can be called a tool. He got it started in seconds.

Now that the beast was humming again, I went back up the mountain. Karma was very confused about the day, but as long as she gets treats on top, she’s OK. There were two rounds of treats today…


Trip statistics: 6,2km, 260 vertical meters, 3h:06m

Rambjøra (132m), Sep 29 2023

The route

Friday: Today I let the brush cutter rest and headed into the Rambjøra forest with the lopper, a rake and a grub.

Ready for everything…

The main mission was to make some wet parts a bit drier

Actually – hard work because of roots under the ground…

It was a nice evening and I wondered if I should have gone on a proper hike instead. The answer was: nah! I actually enjoyed this.

On top of Rambjøra

Karma also enjoyed the treats on top.

Karma – looking for treats

Trip statistics: 2,8km, 130 vertical meters, 1h:46m

Amlaholten (508m), Sep 30 2023

The route

Saturday: On this last day of September, I drove to Sogndal to spend some days with Anne. I knew that Anne wasn’t home when I arrived in Sogndal and so I drove to Kaupanger to take Karma for a walk across Amaholten.

Amlaholten – here we come!

It would be the usual round – ascending the steeper route from the west.

Up the steep hillside

It doesn’t look steep on these pictures but believe me – it’s quite steep!

We’re almost up…

Then we reached the top

On top of Amlaholten

Afterwards, we went looking for nice viewpoints.


We also visited parts of the forest, in which hadn’t been before.

In unknown terrain

And more viewpoints

This is rugged terrain!

If I can’t get myself a new mountain, going places I’ve never been before sure comes up as a good second…

Approaching the environmental station (“garbage dump” when I grew up) in Festingdalen

After a round in the forest, it was time to return to the car and meet up with Anne back at her house…

Returning to the car. Amlaholten in the background…

Trip statistics: 6,4km, 470 vertical meters, 1h:29m

Frudalsbreen (1598m), Oct 1 2023

On the Frudalsbreen ice

Sunday: This trip report is featured on a separate page

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