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I got the urge to visit Liatårnet this beautiful Friday afternoon. On the way I called my friend David, who wanted to come along for the hike. I had only planned to walk up the road from Ekrhovda - the only route I knew. But David felt we should hike from the other side, which of course I agreed to. We followed the road to Klokkarvik until we saw a "Liatårnet" trailsign and parked the car. My dachshund "Troll" kept us company. It was perhaps a little too warm for him this afternoon, but with David around, it was obvious that he would walk to the top, providing there was a trail.
We had to follow a paved road (closed by a gate down by the main road) for a while, and then followed the "Nordsjøløypa" trail when we saw the trailsign. I enjoyed the trail and the scenery. Liatårnet looked like a big piece of mosaic from our position. It struck me that the west face of Lyderhorn and Liatårnet seemed quite similar.
The time was 18:55PM when we reached the top. It had taken us 55 minutes from the car. Unfortunately, the haze didn't allow for good pictures. A swarm of gnats bugged us big time, and the summit stay didn't last long. We took a different trail down the upper part of the mountain. This route was quite steep and probably a nightmare under icy conditions. I had to carry Troll in the lower section, and struggled a bit with some moves. 20:00PM, we were back at the car and Troll had (except for the short, airy part) walked all the way up and down, as I had hoped he would.
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