Norwegian Mountains, Sogn og Fjordane

Smørklett (820m), July 1 2012

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The route, as seen in Google Earth

The route, as seen in Google Earth
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On this overcast Sunday, Anne and me drove to Leikanger to visit Smørklett - a forest hill that none of us had visited before. The vertical ascent from the Eggjane trailhead (approx. 300m) would be roughly 500 meters, which was more than enough for me - hardly able to stand upright after kayak trip the day before. Getting older is a drag!

Parts of the forest was a bit cumbersome due to a recent hurricane, but other than that, it was a nice and easy hike. My back was getting warmed up during the ascent, and I was able to have big fun with snow (!) on top...



Warming up to the EC final

Warming up to the EC final
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The hike was 7,4km altogether and took us 2h:55m. Next stop was Sogndal and wait for the Spain - Italy UEFA final to begin!!!  



The pictures were taken with a Canon EOS 550D + Canon EF-S 17-85mm IS USM F 4-5.6


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To Smørklett

1. The trailhead 2. On the forest path 3. Fork 4. Scary... 5. Engsoleie - Ranunculus acris - Meadow buttercup 6. On the forest path 7. Myrtistel - Cirsium palustre - Marsh thistle 8. Hurricane Dagmar@work 9. Old forest cabin 10. Above the forest 11. Smørklett in view 12. Fun with snow 13. A broken signpost 14. A rock face 15. Smørklett ahead

Smørklett panorama

16. Wide-angle view from Smørklett

Descent - via point 810m

17. Anne on top of Smørklett 18. Skriki 19. Stav 20. Balestrand mountains 21. Sognefjorden 22. Anne on point 810m 23. Høgehaug 24. More fun with snow 25. More fun with snow

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