Day 64: Up, Down, Up, Down And Up

Tangasdal to Granfjellssätern 

Distance: 30km

Somehow I am glad I didn't end up in the first, locked hut. On the one hand I have a great evening with the French guys with good talks and marshmallows over the fire, on the other hand it would make today a somewhat easy hike.
Yet, I start early. Bad weather is expected for the afternoon. A good trail takes me out of the valley and 10 kilometers later down again into the same one. After a bit of road it's up and down over a small pass again, mostly through pine forest over dry ground. Over a wide river with an impressive foot bridge and some wetlands I tackle the last climb. It's a surprisingly rough, muddy trail, especially as I get closer to the hut. As it's only early afternoon, I don't mind the slow progress. Anyway, I am happy to spot the tiny little hut. More a shelter for emergencirs than anything else. After yesterday's long hike and today's up and down, my legs are tired.

They will have time to recover though. Tomorrow will be a late start as I have two days to cover 30 kilometers. And the 3rd day will be a zero day. Via airbnb I rented a cabin. Located on the trail and private sauna included :) 
Am I becoming a couch potato? Maybe so temporarily. However, I want to give my body some easy days so I can crush the kilometers again well rested on my next leg. 

Early birds usually...
Early birds usually...
... Catch the worm or in this case, a wonderful sunrise
... Catch the worm or in this case, a wonderful sunrise
A look towards Norway
A look towards Norway
But I am descending towards the east
But I am descending towards the east
Blueberries everywhere. Also rather fat ones!
Blueberries everywhere. Also rather fat ones!
Finally a more trustworthy looking bri3
Finally a more trustworthy looking bri3
Shitty trail shortly before arriving at...
Shitty trail shortly before arriving at...
... My hut
... My hut

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  • #1

    Rob (Tuesday, 10 August 2021 19:33)

    Beautiful photos Sandro. Always an interesting read.

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