The hidden path to Avdalen farm

After my previous two hikes to Utladalen valley, I almost could not wait to get back. My goal this time was to reach a mountain farm called Avdalen. The farm is located at 380 m.a.s.l. and was first in use year 1598. Even more impressive is the fact that there where people living there until as late as year 1962. Now it is a café in the summertime and open mid-June until September. 

Avdalen farm is located above Avdalsfossen (waterfall)

Avdalen farm is located above Avdalsfossen (waterfall)

There are two routes to the farm; the marked path, but it is also a hidden path to the top meant for those searching for a challenge. I say hidden because you need to know where it is to find it. The hidden path is called Avdalsskori among the locals and was the only way up to the farm until year 1864. Avdalsskori is 1-2 meters wide and 300 meters go up to the top. Conceptually this may be fine, but when it is relatively exposed, you probably sees the challenge. 

Photos taken with Samsung Galaxy S3 mobile processed with Snapseed and VSCO Cam.