Saturday, September 26, 2009

Rondane 2009

The second part of my summer vacation this year was the week and a half I spent at our cabin in the mountains, as usual. Not just there though, we were all over the place this year. :-) I took a gadzillion pictures, but I also shot a bunch of videos. Here's one of them ... just showing off the mountains and the beautiful nature in the area. Rondane is Norway's oldest national park, it was established in 1962, and now covers about 960 square kilometres. It's a fantastic area for hiking in summer and skiing in winter. There's hunting going on in the fall - in fact right now :-) - for grouse, moose and reindeer, and there's fishing opportunities all year round.

To my eyes this is a beautiful area ... it may seem barren at first glance, but, well, life finds a way. :-) There's so much to be seen if you know where to look. And it's important to remember, IMO, that the beauty of nature takes many forms.


Paz said...

cool madam, might have to call there when on my way to Sweden ;P

Leisha Camden said...

That can be arranged. ;-)

Kristine said...

VEEERY beautiful:) I really want to take a trip there next summer:)! You are very lucky to have a cabin on sutch a NICE place:)

Paz said...

you have the connections with Nobel committee :P (still no news yet)

Leisha Camden said...

Paz: no wonder you haven't heard anything yet. They're still awestruck & reeling from the brilliance of your work ... !!

Kristine, thank you! I hope you do get the chance to go there. If the weather's nice it's just wonderful to hike between DNT cabins and enjoy the wild nature. And I agree, we're extremely lucky to have our cabin!! :-)