Up on the Ridge

Today brought us some sunny weather but also a fairly sprightly breeze, so it seemed like decent hiking weather.  Mrs Mjollnir and I headed off up to the Gullsteinen Ridge behind the house where I hadn’t been since early April when it was sunny but freezing and icy.  A fairly arduous opening section soon took us up onto the spine of the ridge itself where the going was a bit easier and where we got some fantastic views out over the city, the sea and some of the surrounding islands before coming out into a clearing at the highest point of the ridge (354m/1,162ft) where a cairn marks the top and provides some stunning views…

Rocks
The sometimes rocky path wends its way through the forest atop the ridge.
View
The view from part-way up towards the south-west.
West
Looking west over Lyderhorn to the sea and some of Norway’s 50,000 islands.
South east
Looking south-east towards some distant snowy mountains.
Cairn
The cairn at the highest point of the ridge with Løvstakken on the right and the Bergen Fjord in the distance.
Hitch-hiker
On the return leg I spotted an ant hitching a lift on a passing beetle.
Stunning
Time for a last shot of the stunning views.

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