As mentioned, we only had a few kilometers left until the trip was over, which meant we were allowed to sleep in a bit.
written Apr 21, 2019 @ 01:50 PM after hiking 10.00 miles
However, that's not really how things work (at least for me), so I was still up, exploring the world. It looked like it would be our first cloudy day -- perfect, since it was our last.
After breaking down camp (including filling in both the table and Krissy's grave), we packed up, shouldered our packs one last time, and started the next climb.
Eventually, we could see our landmark on the horizon: Gaustatoppen! The domineering mountain provided a convenient guiding star for us (not that we didn't have GPS and maps and 4G cell service ...)
As we got closer, we saw more and more signs of civilization, like trail markers and signposts.
Eventually, we were there! The start of the final descent, which would take us to the gondola (which would take us all the way back to town).
After another scary edge-of-control descent, we reached the gondola .. and just missed one. Oh well, let's grab some beers and some burgers and enjoy the view.
Eventually the gondola showed up, and we got another great view of the valley on our way down to Rjukan.
And just like that, my first fjellski tur ended. I'm definitely a fan, and really look forward to going on more of these in the winters to come.