Monday, May 31, 2010
Sunday, May 30, 2010
One of the Top Ten trips is going to a place called Vrålstadheia, where the top itself where this route goes is called Aksla. The first part of the route is along a tractor road. When that ends the path gets steeper and a more narrow forest path leads up into the hills. Along the route I try not to be in such a hurry that I miss the lovely views even though my breathing sometimes LOL sounds louder in my ears than the sound of the birds and the brocks. Soon we hope to hike all the way to the top but this day we stopped halfway there on a smaller top.
The adminitrators have made such nice wooden signs to use at the start of each route.
It has become quite normal to see snakes along our route. Fortunately I am not afraid but my walking buddy is not too happy about it. In Norway we only have 1 poisonous snake. Hoggormen (Vipera berus) but the most common "snake" is not really a snake but a lizard without legs: Stålorm Anguis fragilis (worm of steel) . I think all those we have seen this far is the last variation. Cats enjoy catching and eating these so probably a cat has killed and dragged the leftovers into the path here.