Trail maintenance and some good hikes…
|25.09.23||Rambjøra||132m||109m||Herøy, M&R, Norway||WCP||MAP|
|26.09.23||Rjåhornet||600m||107m||Herøy, M&R, 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|
Rambjøra (132m), Sep 25 2023
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.
It’s very rewarding to see that – little by little, this forest trail is becoming a decent standard trail.
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…
Trip statistics: 4,4km, 130 vertical meters, 2h:38m
Rjåhornet (600m), Sep 26 2023
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.
We took the Djupvika trail and after a while, we could enjoy the wide view from the coastal line to the Sunnmøre alps.
We had to cut the stay on the top short. But I always do that anyway, so…
It was very windy today. But overall – nice!
Trip statistics: 7,2km, 620 vertical meters, 1h:58m
Koppefjellet (940m), Sep 27 2023
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…
When we got above the forest, a direct line to the top caught my attention.
Karma – still unusually thirsty – got to satisfy her thirst in a creek before the long ascent began.
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.
My only “worry” was the rain – very much incoming.
The rain hit us just when we reached the top but didn’t stick around for very long.
For descent, I chose to descend the SW ridge.
After a little while, the weather was just nice again.
We had a good time, the both of us!
We had a steep, off-trail descent in high grass before joining the valley path. All in all, a very nice hike!
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
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, 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
Friday: Today I let the brush cutter rest and headed into the Rambjøra forest with the lopper, a rake and a grub.
The main mission was to make some wet parts a bit drier…
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.
Karma also enjoyed the treats on top.
Trip statistics: 2,8km, 130 vertical meters, 1h:46m
Amlaholten (508m), Sep 30 2023
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.
It would be the usual round – ascending the steeper route from the west.
It doesn’t look steep on these pictures but believe me – it’s quite steep!
Then we reached the top…
Afterwards, we went looking for nice viewpoints.
We also visited parts of the forest, in which hadn’t been before.
And more viewpoints…
If I can’t get myself a new mountain, going places I’ve never been before sure comes up as a good second…
After a round in the forest, it was time to return to the car and meet up with Anne back at her house…
Trip statistics: 6,4km, 470 vertical meters, 1h:29m
Frudalsbreen (1598m), Oct 1 2023
Sunday: This trip report is featured on a separate page…