Norwegian Mountains, Møre og Romsdal
Haddalshornet, July 6 2006
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16:30PM, the dog and I were on our way to Haddalshornet. 16:31PM, I was on the way to Haddalshornet with the dog in the backpack. I didn't blame him this time, as I've never seen his tongue this long. I had already "loaded" myself with insect-spray, and this was probably a good idea. All of the insects in this region had gathered in the cool shade of the forest.
High in Klungsdalen, I had several options on how to proceed. I chose the shortest route I could see. It wasn't quite clear how steep it would be, but it turned out to be a very trivial route after all. I scared up a hare, and the speed of this animal never cease to astound me. A small, very noisy bird kept flying in circles above me. Post-research revealed that this was most likely a Merlin falcon.
Very content with animal and bird encounters, I reached Haddalshornet 17:35PM. The views were very nice, but haze (because of the heat) only allowed good views towards the nearby mountains. Liadalsnipa is always a good mountains to rest your eyes on, and the view was particularly good from Haddalshornet.
Troll's tongue went back into his mouth for the first time during the hike, when I offered him lunch. He didn't know this, but I had plans for him to walk back down. I shot a round of pictures and enjoyed the views for a little while, before we headed back down.
The descent was a bit rough for the dog, but he managed. Back down in Klungsdalen, things were easier, and he kept a good pace down the valley. We were back at the trailhead 18:25PM. The list of to-do mountains on Hareidlandet was gradually getting shorter...
360 deg. wide-angle view from Haddalshornet
50mm views from Haddalshornet, 2 parts
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