Last winter trip

Last winter trip? I hope so. Mara came for a short trip, so we visited Jotunheimen again.
on the way to Gjende, we stopped at Furusjøen in Rondane National park
it should be good røya lake, so we drilled some holes
and we indeed got a few bites
but no fish...time to leave
however, skiing was perfect there
in the evening we headed to that lovely old (ca 1920) cabin Vargebua in Leirung valley
Road 51 was closed on Friday, even it was without snow. So we had to "ski" 6km with some heavy bags to the cabin. This photo is from Saturday - the road has already been open (and conditions were worse!)
that is my Saturday's biggest activity...due to strong wind and old body I stayed inside the whole day. Luckyly, Mara brought very sweet wine
I was taking pictures of Mara (from the window), skiing around the cabin.
And that is our Sunday's master plan - to ski this route: cabin - Gjende - Memurubu - Memurubudalen - Hinnotetjønne - Storådalen - Gjendebu - cabin. In total around 55 km, no tracks. I was little unsure about that, but Mara had his birthday and it was supposed to be my last winter trip...
so we started in the morning
and it was not too bad in the beginning, just no visibility, but good tempo
That was the best view we got and some sun as well (this sun made us very brown). After 10 km we met a local man. I explained him our plan and he asked, if we had a tent...Jesus, why a tent? We have the whole day ahead. Well, after couple of hours later, we reached km 15. Very tired, thirsty. The temperature rised and the deep snow changed into some kind of soap. Very difficult to move...we did some calculations and found out, that we are moving by super speed of 1km per 40 minutes = we need a tent!
so we turned back - Old Wise Trout!
and skiing became almost impossible.
We made it back to the cabin at 18:00, after 8 hours and 32 km, completly devastated...LAST WINTER TRIP! Worst skiing ever, but great day.


Blue and white Påske in Jotunheimen, in Gjende area. Minus 24 each morning, lovely sunny no-wind condition during our whole stay...
"our" cabin near Nedre Leirungen lake
winter on Gjende lake
lets go to Øvre Leirungen
somewhere in Brurskardet
round trip around Nørdre Brurskard-knappen
freedom to move
and back on the road...