Remember our hike along Yttersandheia last year? This year we started our summer in Lofoten with a hike parallel to it along the seashore, an easy and family friendly hike to Mulstøa in Fredvang.
Puppy has finally got her very first dog backpack. I choose a light version for her as a novice that will be perfect for day hikes. Ruffwear’s singeltrack has 2 included water sacks (0,6 L each), room for her candy/meal and some other smaller stuff to. Her own pink water bowl in rubber are attached on it too with a carabiner. It is probable possible to attache more if necessary.
A light pack version for my lappjenta dog that works well for day hikes with the 2 water-bags included. We have also tried it out in rough shrubland/bush, where it seems to be pretty scratch resistant too.
After doing a couple of smaller “saltomorales” with the packpack on, she accepted it pretty quick. Maybe she understand that she carries her own stuff in it. She is also of a dog race that likes to work, so I believe it is also healthy for her mind to be contributing.
On our hike we came close to a white-taled eagle (havørn). It popped up at several places in front of us, didn’t seem to be too scared of the dog either, we came about 8 meters at the closest. This are the moments you regret not doing the effort to carrying the heavier camera with zoom, but hopefully we will get another chance this summer.
There is a lot of sheeps along this trail. The mommies are looking well after their lambs and usually step aside, but one of the sheep mom’s came forward to puppy and they saluted each other with a “nose kiss”, sooo adorable and cool. It will probable also contribute to make my puppy Jenta “sheep-safe”.
3 quick ones
- You can park your car at the parking area close to trail start.
- Take a nice stroll along the beautiful Sandbotnen beach nearby
- You will find the scenic Fredvang campsite placed close to the beach