Sunday, March 29, 2009

Ski trip

7 Days: 1 - Ski trip

Både Eirin og jeg liker godt å gå på ski. Så da lørdag kom med sol fra en skyfri himmel, måtte vi bare pakke sekken og dra på tur i skogen! Her har vi oss en liten pause med sjokolade og noe å drikke :)

Both Eirin and I love to go skiing. So when Saturday brought us a sun from a cloud free sky, we just had to pack our backpack and head out in the forest!
Here Eirin and I are having a little rest with chocolate and something to drink :)

Fox tracks

Reven er lur - han/hun går i sporene til snøscooteren ;)

The fox are smart - he/she has walked in the tracks of the snowmobile ;)

Tracks of a Willow grouse

Vi så også mange rypespor, så kanskje reven lurte på den.

We also saw a lot of Willow grouse tracks, so maybe the fox was lurking at it.

Tracks of the wings of a Willow grouse

Men rypa slapp unna. Her ser dere spor etter vingene.

But the grouse got away. Here you can see the tracks of the wings of a Willow grouse.

Eirin at our break, eating chocolate ;)

Så selv om turen ikke var lang - kun opp i skogen bak huset, så ble det mye spennende å se :)

So even if the ski trip wasn't long - just up in the forest behind the house, there was a lot of exciting things to see :)

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Ut på tur

Beautiful weather!

Vi våkna til -20 kalde, men med sola kom også varmen. Så vi pakket sekkene, fant frem ski, truger og akebrett, og la i vei opp til gapahuken.

We woke up to -20 C, but with the sun came also the warmth. So we packed our backpacks, found our skiies, snowshoes and sledges and headed for our lean-to.

Walking on snowshoes

Erlend på tur opp bakkene på truger.

Erlend walking up the hills with snowshoes.

View to Kistefjell

Den siste kneika før vi er oppe. I bakgrunnen ser vi Kistefjellet.

The last slope before we are up. In the back we see Kistfjellet.

Our lean-to


Eirin skiing down the hill

Eirin er en racer på ski. Hun gir ikke opp og går gjerne bakken opp igjen for å renne ned igjen på nytt hvis hun faller ;)

Eirin is a racer on cross country skiing. And she will go up the hill again and run it down one more time if she falls ;)

There was some queue development in the downhills ;)

På tur ned igjen ble det endel køtendenser i bakkene ;)

On the way home, there was a few queue development in the downhills ;)

Beautiful weather!

Så vi krysser fingrene for at det blir like fint vær i morgen!

So we just keep our fingers crossed and hope for great weather tomorrow too!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Vinterferie / Winter break

Animal tracks

Vi har hatt strålende vær hele uka, og det melder fortsatt fint frem mot helga :) Ungene har vinterferie så dagene har blitt tilbrakt ute. Etter et tynt lag med nysnø kunne vi se mange små spor i snøen. Vi tror at det er snømusa som har vært ute og gått :)

We have had wonderful weather all week, and the forcast looks like it will be great over the weekend too :) The kids have their winter break, so the days has been spent outside. After a thin layer of fresh snow there was a lot of animal tracks to look at. We believe this is tracks from a least weasel :)

Looking at tracks

Nøye studering av sporene.

The tracks gets a good look.

kick-sled ride

Vi har kjempefint sparkføre etter veien nå, og det er lenge siden sist. Dette måtte vi jo passe på å utnytte :)

We have great conditions for kick-sledding now, and that's a long time since last we had it. So we had to use it :)

kick-sled ride

Må noen pauser til også ;)

Some breaks are needed ;)

kick-sled ride

Så nå håper vi bare at værmeldingene slår til med kjempevær til helga, for da blir det ski og ake tur til gapahuken!

So now we just hope the weather forcast is right so we'll keep this great weather until the weekend. Because then we'll head up to our lean-to and go skiing and sledding!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Snøfokk / Drifting snow

cold!

Vi har hatt mye skiftende vær siden sist... Alt fra regn, snø og kuldegrader. Vi har hatt et nydelig skareføre, men pga kulden har vi ikke kommet oss opp til gapahuken vår... Den siste uka har vi fått rundt en halv meter med nysnø som igjen har gjort det vanskelig å komme oss ut i marka. I dag våknet vi til -28. Men etterhvert som sola kom opp steg temperaturen til kun -5.

We've had a lot of changing weather since last time I wrote... From rain, snow and low temperatures. We've had some great hard snow to walk on, but because of low temperatures we've been unable to go to our lean-to... the last week we've got about half a meter of fresh snow that makes it impossible to get out in the forest. We woke up to - 18,4 F today. But when the sun came it went up to just 23 F.

Drifting snow

Tiltross for bare -5 grader, var det bitende kaldt pga av vind. Og vinden dro med seg mye løssnø ned fra fjellet i perioder.

Despite only 23 F, it was very cold outside today due to the wind. The wind also made a lot of drifting snow.

Building a shelter for the drifting snow.

Ungene bygde seg snøborg som ly ;)

The kids built a snowfort as a shelter ;)

Drifting snow


Taking shelter from the drifting snow...

Og innimellom var det godt å gjemme seg i snøborgen mens snøfokket var som verst.

And sometimes it was great to hide in the snowfort while the drifting snow flew trough the air.

Fun

Men det var da vindstille innimellom og da :) Og da var det lek i snøen.

But it was no wind now and then too :) And a lot of time to play in the snow.

Fun