First Real Challenge

Siden den første turen med staver syntes å gå ganske uten problemer og at også min andre lille rundtur gikk uten problemer, så bestemte vi oss for å forlate veien og begi oss ut i selve naturen, og – selv om det ble tatt ganske mange bilder, hvorav mange uten interesse, så deler jeg 15 som kan vise mer av terrenget i dette distriktet.
Since the first trip with poles seemed to go quite without problems and that also my second little round trip went without problems, we decided to leave the road and go out into nature itself, and – even though quite a few pictures were taken, many of which without interest, I share 15 that can show more of the terrain in this district.

Som jeg har vist dere tidligere, så er det mange blomster utover myrene og i fjellsidene, men – her oppe i åpent lende var det en del vind og ingenting holdt seg helt i ro. Daa fikk jeg et nytt lite problem: Fokusering! 🙂  Men vi får vel håpe dere aksepterer en og annen uskarphet?

As I have shown you before, there are many flowers beyond the marshes and in the mountainsides, but – up here in the open slope there was a lot of wind and nothing kept completely still. Then I got a new little problem: Focusing! 🙂 But we can only hope you accept the occasional blur?
Denne oppførte seg litt bedre! Så vidt jeg vet heter den ‘Fjellsveve’, men har sikkert et mye flottere latinsk navn, men – den synes godt i naturen og det er vel den primære hensikt?

This one behaved a little better! As far as I know, it is called ‘Fjellsveve’, but probably has a much nicer Latin name, but – it is clearly visible in nature and that is its primary purpose?

På en ekstra varm dag er det jo mulig å skaffe seg en liten frisk avkjøling på et sted som dette, men – ingen garantier. Plutselig kan man få besøk! 🙂

On an exceptionally hot day, it is clearly possible to get a fresh cooling-off bath in a place like this, however, there is no guarantee. All of a sudden you may have company! 🙂
Og små, men fargerike blomster er det overalt!

Small but colorful flowers are all over the place!
Dette er en koloni med ‘Fjellstorkenebb’, men –
Kjært barn har mange navn, sies det jo, og denne vakre planten vokser trolig over store deler av verden og med en mengde vakre navn?

This is a colony with ‘Fjellstorkenebb’, but dear children have many names, and it probably grows over large parts of the world and with many beautiful names?
Jeg har ikke noe navn på denne lille vakre fossen, og – kanskje er den for liten og ubetydelig for å få eget navn, men sikkert er det at den gjør betydelig mer av seg i den tiden da snøen smelter her oppe!

I do not have a name for this small beautiful waterfall, and – maybe it is too small and insignificant to get its own name, but surely it is that it does significantly more of itself in the time when the snow is melting in these parts of the mountains.
Vi har kommet dit hvor man mister de fleste av fjellhyttene av syne, men fra tid til annen ser man dem – litt avhengig av hvor høy topp man står på i øyeblikket.

We have come to the point where you lose sight of most of the mountain cabins, but from time to time you see them – a bit depending on the height of the peak you are standing on?
Som i dette tilfellet! 🙂
Like just here! 🙂
Alle hytter i området har jo en grusvei omtrent til døren, men her oppe er det støvler og muligens sykler som gjelder!

Most every mountain cabin throughout the area has its own gravel road, but up here it’s
all about boots or possibly a bicycle that counts.
Vi nærmer oss fjellmassivet som heter ‘Hallingskarvet’ og som er 1922 meter høyt! Hele toppen av dette fjellmassivet er avrundet og med store snøarealer nesten året rundt.

Det gjør at vinden får god fart, blir avkjølt  og faller ned omtrent her hvor vi står – iskald!
Men idag er det hyggelige 24 plussgrader som møter oss. Likevel – det er lurt å være forberedt med godt utstyr dersom man beveger seg inn i dette området!

We are approaching the mountain massif called ‘Hallingskarvet’ which is 6343 feet high! The entire top of this mountain massif is rounded and with large snow areas almost all year round. This means that the wind comes fast, cools down and falls down right here where we stand – icy cold! But today it is nice 24 plus degrees that meet us.
Still – it is wise to be prepared with good equipment if you move into this area!
Vi begynner å få god distanse mellom oss og hytteområdene, men været ser ut til å holde?
Og – det gjør faktisk beina mine også, men – det er jo alltid noe som heter ‘retur’ og – den er på mystisk vis ofte lengre og hardere enn hva man husker!

We are starting to get a good distance between us and the cabin areas, but the weather seems to hold? And – so do my legs, but – there is always something called ‘return’ and – it is mysteriously often longer and harder than what you remember!
Herfra kan vi fortsatt se ned på Ustevatnet nede i bygda, men det er lett å bli lurt av avstand.

From here we may observe the blue surface of Lake Ustevatn down by the village, however, it is easy to get fooled by distances.
Hallingskarvet ligger der og bader i solen og frister oss, men – det er betydelig lengre enn hva det ser ut som og en klatretur er dessuten slett ikke ufarlig! FOr å demonstrere hva jeg mener, så kopler jeg inn telefonens zoom-optikk!

‘Hallingskarvet’ lies there and bathes in the sun,  tempting us, but – it is significantly longer than it looks and a climb may also be rather dangerous! To demonstrate what I mean, I’m activating the phone’s zoom optics!
Steinblokkene ved foten av fjellet kan veien fra 50 -200 kilo og spretter fra fjellveggene som tennisballer når de løsner og faller. Og det gjør de nesten kontinuerlig!

The boulders at the foot of the mountain can weigh from 50 -200 kilos and bounce off the rock walls like tennis balls when they loosen and fall. And that they do it almost continuously!

(Compliments of SRB)
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16 Responses to First Real Challenge

  1. Great track…. poles working out for you OK? Interestingbon your comment on the perception of time. Sometimes the outward leg seems to take longer and the return over too quickly. I guess it might have something to do with discoveries on fresh ground along the way

    • Seenorway says:

      Yes, of course, and – that you often – in pure excitement – tend to walk a bit too far with no regard for weather changes until you find yourself at the longest end of a stick! 🙂
      Sound advice: Keep safe!
      And yes, the ski poles work excellent! Recommended! (Only be sure to buy the best (carbon) ’cause if you break one, it’s easy to get in trouble)

  2. utesmile says:

    Breathtaking scenery. Your pictures are super. What a great country you live in. Thank you for sharing this. Glad you are back home safely, however, as you say you know what you can do, so enjoy that!

    • Seenorway says:

      Thank you, Ute! And I’m very happy that I have seemingly hit the target as far as the choice of motives goes? I do have another 100 pictures from the area I have been showing you, but many are more or less alike, only with a changing of the light (time of day) so – I will be moving on and move across the great Hardanger Plains which is the lagest mountain plains of Northern Europe.

  3. Jorunn says:

    Flotte bilder av flott natur 🙂

  4. -Eugenia says:

    Awesome shots! Every photo, wall-hanging perfect. It’s so scenic and natural like nature meant it to be.

  5. Annemor Schønhaug says:

    Fint der. Godt at gåpinner hjalp 🙂

  6. Anita says:

    Vilken härlig fjälltur och vilka vackra bilder du bjuder oss på! Landskapet är makalöst vackert. Tack för att jag fick följa med!

  7. I hope you didn’t overdo it to get these lovely photos! Stay well and happy! Cheryl

    • Seenorway says:

      Nah, Cheryl, I’m a relatively wise man after 83 years and know what I can do and what not! 🙂 And I have done much wilder things: Like driving 900 km shooting 250 pictures – all
      in something like 16 -18 hours (And then I was 81/82 – much younger in other words! 🙂 )

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