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As I have mentioned before there are three valleys leading into Forollhogna National Park from the north side. The most used are Synnerdalen and Endalen, running parallel less than ten km apart. But that's the end of the similarities...

While Synnerdalen (South valley) has a typical V-shape with steep sides Endalen is is wide U-shaped valley. When you are in Endalen you get more of the mountain feeling as the landscape is characterized by moors and bogs and lesser large vegetation.

As you already may have guessed this view is from Endalen, and autumn already begins to show in the landscape...

To the left you can see one of numerous small cabins one can find in the national park. Usually they are remains from times gone by when the farmers in the region used the mountains actively as part of farming. Without exception the cabins are small log constructions with turf roofs, in other words build in materials found on the spot.

The purposes of the cabins were varied - from serving as shelter for shepherds and hunters, to storing of grass harvested in the area during summer.

Right after I pass this spot I meet a kindergarten on a mountain excursion... And they were following standard procedure - walking in two lines, holding hands! Norway is a very liberal country when it comes to photography in public places, with one exception: Children. So I'm sorry I can't show you those cuties walking in two lines in the middle of nowhere...



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