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Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Dec 26, 2012 - 03:57pm PT
i LOVE Norway..;-) Thanks man!
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 26, 2012 - 04:01pm PT
I'm glad to hear Ron!

Credit: Lasse Trædal. Skaufolk.
Credit: Lasse Trædal. Skaufolk.
Once in a while connected to a rope.
Once in a while connected to a rope.
Credit: Lasse Trædal. Skaufolk.
Using dynamite to get the timber to flow.
Using dynamite to get the timber to flow.
Credit: Lasse Trædal. Skaufolk.
At the end station - still some work to do.
At the end station - still some work to do.
Credit: Lasse Trædal. Skaufolk.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 26, 2012 - 04:15pm PT
There's still people working with a horse, but it's unusual.

What's usual today:

In earlier times the best Norwegian skiers were working in the woods. The two persons to the left in the photo below were world champions - Gjermund Eggen and Harald Grønningen.
Gjermund Eggen, Harald Grønningen, Reidar Hjermstad, Jo Eggen og Johs....
Gjermund Eggen, Harald Grønningen, Reidar Hjermstad, Jo Eggen og Johs. Harviken.
Credit: Lasse Trædal. Skaufolk

A picture from the old days
On his way out to work.
On his way out to work.
Credit: Lasse Trædal. Skaufolk.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Dec 26, 2012 - 04:27pm PT
NICE! Those were some MEN doing that log walking!
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 26, 2012 - 04:41pm PT
The work had to be done and it was not without danger. Doing what had to be done and doing it also under danger - that's what it was to be a man. At a later time also a few women participated.

Credit: Lasse Trædal. Skaufolk.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 10, 2013 - 04:35pm PT
Svedjebruk Karelen 1920



Edited: Cosmic. That's the prayer I prayed every night as a child. I learned it from my mother. Your Norwegian is excellent.
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Jan 10, 2013 - 04:50pm PT

Vår Far i himmelen!

La navnet ditt helliges.

La riket ditt komme.

La viljen din skje på jorden

slik som i himmelen.

Gi oss i dag vårt daglige brød,

og tilgi oss vår skyld,

slik også vi tilgir våre skyldnere.

Og la oss ikke komme i fristelse,
men frels oss fra det onde.

For riket er ditt,

og makten og æren i evighet.

Amen.
otisdog

Big Wall climber
Sierra Madre & McGee Creek, Ca.
Jan 10, 2013 - 05:20pm PT
Marlow - What kind of big (dead) bird is that?
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 10, 2013 - 05:36pm PT
Otisdog - The big dead bird in an earlier post is capercailzie - "tiur" in Norwegian.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Jan 10, 2013 - 05:40pm PT
Idyllic!
"Ten thousand Swedes, running through the trees, chased by one Norwegian."
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 10, 2013 - 05:52pm PT
Donini,

Is there a story?

The border didn't exist at Finnskogen - Finnskogen is large woods and many lakes at the "border" between the "two countries".

"These woods are my woods, though I do not own them."

The Swedes are in reality nice people. They gave us this country, but kept Jämtland and Härjedalen. Some Norwegians think we should do our best to buy J & H back with the oil money.

A painting giving us a not so romantic impression of "svedjebruk"
Credit: Eero Jarnefelt
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Jan 11, 2013 - 04:22pm PT
A somewhat relevant article, about the return of wolves to the forests of Norway. Leading to the usual "debate" about it, which we don't need to repeat here. http://www.newsinenglish.no/2013/01/11/wolf-pair-marking-territory-in-oslo/

Marlow's photos are very similar to displays in the Skogsbruksmuseet in Elverum, and also in books of historical photos from Rendalen, where my father's family is from. In Hedmark, in fact, not far from the border with Sweden, which is where most of the wolves (and bears) live.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 11, 2013 - 04:43pm PT
Mighty Hiker

Most of the pictures are from Grue and Finnskogen and some are from Trysil. Grue and Finnskogen are about 230 km from Rendalen and Trysil is closer.

This drawing shows where Hedmark is in Norway.
Hedmark in yellow.
Hedmark in yellow.

And this map shows Grue and Finnskogen in the south, Trysil in the middle and Rendalen in the north of Hedmark.
Hedmark with Grue, Trysil and Rendalen.
Hedmark with Grue, Trysil and Rendalen.
When I was a kid fishing and football were my favourite activites. We lived close to a river, Flisa. We also went to the Rendalen area a couple of times to fish in Sølensjøen.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 11, 2013 - 04:59pm PT
Svullrya - at the heart of Finnskogen
Credit: Marlow
Credit: Marlow

Old pictures from Handelsforeningen, the shop at Svullrya
Credit: Marlow
Credit: Marlow
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Jan 11, 2013 - 07:26pm PT
Thanks, Marlow! Various cousins have hytter in Sølensjøen, and I've been there and of course Rendalen. Lovely spot.

I've never been to Jamtland, just across the border, where there are more distant relatives. It must be quite similar to Rendalen and area.
justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Jan 11, 2013 - 08:56pm PT
When I saw the title of this thread I kinda thought what Prod did...

Weege cutting wood.
Weege cutting wood.
Credit: justthemaid
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 12, 2013 - 02:57pm PT
Östmark on the "Swedish side" of Finnskogen

Värmland in Sweden with Finnskoga and Östmark in the north.
Värmland in Sweden with Finnskoga and Östmark in the north.
Kläggen, Östmark
Kläggen, Östmark
Credit: Mikael Klarstrom
Röjdafors mill, Östmark
Röjdafors mill, Östmark
Östmark church
Östmark church
Many went from Östmark to America. "They searched for a future in the ...
Many went from Östmark to America. "They searched for a future in the big country in the west"
BIS 1986 Putte - Owner Rune Frykeskog
BIS 1986 Putte - Owner Rune Frykeskog
Tractor club in Östmark: Svenska Grålle klubben
Tractor club in Östmark: Svenska Grålle klubben
Östmark motor club
Östmark motor club
The Elvis Cafe in Östmark
The Elvis Cafe in Östmark
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 27, 2013 - 05:22am PT
Resting while picking cloudberries at Fjørhanaberget in Sweden
Roy Tore Fallaas
Roy Tore Fallaas

The self-made cow-berry-sorting machine in use
Credit: Marlow
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 31, 2013 - 02:27pm PT

Ack Värmeland du sköna - Jussi Björling
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 22, 2013 - 03:03pm PT
Modern times: jumping and freerunning
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