Arrived safely at Sandhaug just before three o’clock, probably setting the speed record so far on MASSIV with an average moving speed of 5.2 km/h.
Today’s the second day of the last of the four mountain areas of MASSIV, Hardangervidda. Yesterday at Krækkja was super and such a contrast to Finse.
Relatively uneventful hike from Finse to Krækkja. Finse was however a bit of a disappointment. Just like Sognefjellshytta, it was so large and full of people that I couldn’t help getting an industrial feeling while there.
Today’s section was short and sweet and most certainly among the easier of the entire trail. Fully charged with three servings of moose stew for dinner last night, I hit the trail at nine o’clock as usual.
Monday, August 22nd Today’s been the second and final rest day of my MASSIV adventure. One week from today I’ll be arriving at Haukeliseter – the end point. One week to go. How time flies.
Sunday, August 21st Early start and mentally well prepared for MASSIVs longest day section at just under 30km. Prepared well with a massive dinner consisting of trout and dried meat last night and went to bed early.
Saturday, August 20, 2022 Slept like a baby to the sound of heavy wind and rain whipping the windows of Bjordalsbu, enjoying the idea that I was probably 15km from any other human in the middle of a storm, sitting in a solid cabin full of firewood and canned food.
I’m now over halfway through MASSIV and my concern for whether or not my body will handle this is slowly being replaced by a curiosity for what to do next.
This adventure is most certainly having a positive effect on my health. Had the best night’s sleep I can remember last night. Full score according to my Fenix watch.
Wednesday August 17th, posted one day late due to lack of mobile coverage Interesting experience last night. Having had an OK freeze dried meal, dried my wet clothes on the stove and prepared for the day to come I
Enjoyed a good night’s sleep at Fondsbu. Had goat kid for dinner, which tasted exquisite and then took yet another early night. They served the best gluten free bread I’ve had in a long time for breakfast, so made myself a massive pack for lunch.
Today’s hike was a lot simpler than the first three, yet it still had some long distances to cover crossing boulders. It felt surprisingly heavy though. Part of it is probably a natural result of yesterdays rest day.
Let me just get this off my chest right at the getgo – today I am simply beside myself with joy. Happiness. Life is good in ways one rarely get to experience.