We was up at Filefjell for a hike along the Old Kings Way - made back in 1647 for the present King - but it was already in use 1000 years ago.
We brought our bikes as it was mentioned as a choice and alternative for walking. What we met was a road crossing the mountain and at least 7 summits over some 14 km. So steep that you either pushed or walked along your bike - a total biking disaster. The road was built by some Frenchman in a time where straight roads was a "must". At the time it resulted in a road complete built without any relation to the curves in the terrain.
Must have been a terrible experience for men and horses. Of the latter the history tells of several hoses dying along the road - especially in the winter.
3 hrs for 14km is a rather slow and tiring biking experience - but for a walk: A fine experience in the grand nature up here.
It is beautiful out here, clean air, unspoilt nature, only the sound of the rushing down water. The river does not look THAT small but has gained a nice size I think. I like your middle approach and how the water moves towards us with lush green on both the sides. Okay maybe exhausting but it feels good to have done something outside in the nature, at least I find this always satisfying.
I like how you centered the little waterfall here. The eyes litereally are drawn into this little valley with all its shades of green. All looks unspoilt and really natural. I would like to step into your picture ... ;-)
Greetings from summerly but very sticky Germany! Have a nice week!
Your waterfall looks very fresh and cool while the foliage is quite summery. It's also great for the TOM and the only waterfall that I know of in the photos posted.
I'm glad you two are off on your trip. The only good thing about bikes on such a steep hill is that you can ride down, unless of course you're as cowardly as I am. I really don't like to go too fast on a bike. I was terrified just watching my son take off down Tioga Pass, the one to Yosemite that is always closed in the winter. This year it opened at the end of June. Regards, Patricia
So lovely the nature out here, It is one of the country I wish to visit in the future, to take in all the wonderful nature. The weather with such clear day make it even more attractive and I can only imagine being there listening to the sound of the water on the river. Excellent photo with good composition and the wonderful clarity.
Quite clear that is is both rough and hard to get up here, must be well above 1000 meters above sea level. There are easier ways to come this high, with a car for instance... At least you had beautiful weather here. A very attractive picture!
This photo shows piece of nature, which resembles that I have seen in Lapland many decades ago. It is way more north than this place, but at much lower height from sea level. The dwarf birches and the small rivers with clear and fresh (and chilly) waters are so typical for these Arctic or mountain regions in the north. You have captured this beauty in a fine way! This photo brings back nice memories. Your description of your way to reach this place well tells the hard biking experience.