Day 5: From Gjöra to Nerdal
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June 9th, 2009 – by: aloneinthecrowd
In a brochure I read about the "Innerdalen" which is an awsome valley surrounded by the mountain range "Trollheimen". It is Norway's first nature reserve. The brochure says it's Norway's most beautiful valley and I can second that. It was absolutely breathtaking. Even when the weather changed from one second to the other and the sun gave way to the rain which poured hardly down on us. We got soaked within seconds but we had good luck. There was a sheep shelter ahead where we waited until the rain stopped.
The Norwegian Mountain Touring Association has two cabins in the valley, Innerdalshytta (originally built 1889) and Renndølsetra but we didn't stay there since we had the camper to sleep in.
Alone driving this narrow road made me curious about the valley. Along the road you find moor covered with cotton grass and birch trees, a river here and then, some farm houses and at the right and the left just mountains. Some of them nearly 2,000 m high. For a girl from the lowlands it's incredibly high ;)
The first 2 km of the hiking trail are a bit steep but when you reach the waterfall it's getting flat. We planned to hike one of the other trails which branch off the main trail at Innerdalshytta but after a km or so we gave up. The rain had moistened the trail and after I got lost foodhold several times it was time to return. I wish we've had better weather but we'll give it a chance next time ;)
Look at the photos they say more than words can say.
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