Trip Start May 19, 2009
8Trip End May 26, 2009
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I had already acquainted myself with 'Leaf' Mountain the previous year and knew what to expect having got briefly lost looking for the way up... and briefly lost coming back down again, but with Frank now in tow as expert 'Trail-head Pathfinder'- the start was reached with ease and in minutes, after taking the back-streets located on the foothills behind his and Marcela's apartment
We reached the Summit in around 45 minutes passing plenty of Bergensers and serious walkers out enjoying the day and were rewarded with some great views of the City and the surrounding mountains. After a brief respite it was time to head back down again and I was now able to correct veering off-path towards Damsgardsfjellet which I'm sure impressed Frank (Yeah right!!!) because we needed to descend quickly to catch the local stores and buy food supplies before they shut. This reminded me that the descent is always harder because it is a killer on your knees and ankles and the rest of your legs as you try and maintain footing and decrease speed whilst traversing obstacles and it was pretty obvious I would be aching in the morning.
Back home, Frank set about making his famous Meatballs with Rice and Poppadums while I played DJ again whilst finishing off the last couple of Moscow Mules. With Marcela home and research done on the computer, dinner was enjoyed and it was time to relax and settle down in front of the T.V to watch a movie called 'The Mist' after which an early night at around 12.30am was needed in preparation for the 'Big One' tomorrow.