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Yet another excellent hike on Godøya. I drove to Gjuv, and the dog ("Troll") - and I left the trailhead 15:02PM. Troll walked until we reached the distinct tower-like rock, where I spent some time scrambling on the cliff. The goal for the day was to ascend the plateau via the west ridge. I had noticed a route that seemed quite doable, back when I walked this shore for the first time.
After spending time down by the sea, trying to get some good pictures of waves slamming into the cliffs, I moved on to the west ridge. I followed the marked shore-path until I could see the Lestaskjeret reef, then turned right and entered the west ridge from the north side. I followed a distinct gully up to a plateau where I had a fine view towards Måsegjølet, that I hiked about a week earlier.
There were clear signs of a track up along the ridge, and from this plateau, I followed a path up the high plateau. I let Troll out of the backpack, and we headed across the 400m high point, before descending on path to Gjuv. I decided to take a short-cut just before the trail junction below Storhornet. Suddenly, the dog was nowhere to be seen. I went searching for him, and thanks to his ..quiet moans.. I found him trapped in a hole by a rock. A dog owner's nightmare, especially when the dog is small. This is the main reason why I've ALWAYS kept him close by.
Half-way down the path to Gjuv, which now resembled a small creek, Troll made a stop, vomited a couple of times, and continued, seemingly happy, down to the Gjuv trailhead. We were back at the car 18:00PM, 3 hours after departure. A good result from a rather miserable day. My friends Petter and PJ left early this morning, in pouring rain. We had hiked Dalegubben by Hjørundfjorden in rain the day before, and I had mentally prepared for a day indoors, this Sunday. But in the afternoon, the Ålesund region, and only the Ålesund region, cleared up.
Along the coastline
West ridge ascent
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