Day 57: Lazy Saturday

Litlvola to Stormolinga

Distance: 30 kilometers 


No wind, no river, no birds. The night is eerily quiet, the sleep quite okay.


As mentioned yesterday: I'm in no rush at all. If I cover 30 kilometers today, that's more than enough. So it's a lazy start into my hiking day, following up nice trail towards Kjolihytta. Dispite being overcast, the visibility is good enough to enjoy the view. Ahead and slightly to the left I can spot Storskarven, where I am to pass by in a couple of hours.


Yesterday, while going through the trail notes, I discovered that there will be another unmarked route today! The E1 GPX track, which floats around the internet and which I use as guideline, deviates from the trail note, makes a far, unnecessary detour. So I entered some reference points from the trail note myself, making way finding easier.


Even without my entered markers, I find my way easily. You can't go wrong. Follow a lake, skirt around a mountain and then through a gap between two other mountains. Easy. Especially with the now magnificent views and even some sunshine. 

Terrain is a bit rough in the beginning but pretty smooth on the way down, from where I follow a dirt track to a gravel road. 15:00 and 30 kilometers done. I pitch my tent right next to the road, spending the afternoon with reading and planning - dolce far niente. 


No use in going any further. Tomorrow's distance will hardly be 20 kilometers. Mostly on roads. Quick thing.


A short outlook: Monday morning I will head into Roros, do a little bit of sightseeing (I was told it's a pretty little mining town), shopping, charging batteries, then hike some more, maybe 15 kilometers out of town. My backpack will be heavy as I will carry 8 to 9 days of food - hopefully be enough for the 270 kilometers to Sälen. I won't be carrying y too much extra food this time. Should I run out of food, roads are never too far away, from where I could hitch towards food. 




Many disused mines in this part of Norway
Many disused mines in this part of Norway
This one makes it into my top ten of "Norway's most miserable bridges"
This one makes it into my top ten of "Norway's most miserable bridges"
Dam crossing
Dam crossing
Some sun while finding my way through the Norwegian mountains
Some sun while finding my way through the Norwegian mountains
Looking towards the south
Looking towards the south
Reaching the highest point of today (approximately 1100m)
Reaching the highest point of today (approximately 1100m)
Happy camping
Happy camping
Blue line represents the wrong or pointless "official" E1 track. I added my own points according to the trail notes as it was often the case during the last couple of days.
Blue line represents the wrong or pointless "official" E1 track. I added my own points according to the trail notes as it was often the case during the last couple of days.

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  • #1

    Fredy Koster (Monday, 02 August 2021 20:52)

    The trail note make a lot more sense. The only point I can see the blue line makes de detour is that you can perhaps get some beer at the corner::))

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