Trekking in Jotunheimen National Park, Norway.

Walking Among Giants: A Three-Generation Hut Trek in Norway’s Jotunheimen National Park

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By Michael Lanza

On a treeless tundra plateau deep in Norway’s Jotunheimen National Park, we stop before a bouncy suspension bridge over a roaring, snarling whitewater river. I shoot a glance at my 75-year-old mom. In a tone that contains more fatalism than enthusiasm, she reminds me, “I’ve never crossed one of these.”

I nod, and calmly assure her, “You can do this.” But the flushed look on her face tells me she’s not buying that line. I don’t need reminding that I’d planned this weeklong trek and convinced my mom she could handle it. I had even used a couple of words I’ve occasionally called on with her over the nearly three decades of adventures we’ve taken together: “Trust me.”

This week, it seems, I’m putting that trust to the test.

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One Response to Walking Among Giants: A Three-Generation Hut Trek in Norway’s Jotunheimen National Park

  1. rangewriter   |  August 7, 2013 at 8:02 am

    This is just about a perfect post! The video was fab. Your descriptions are awesome and you pepper them with just enough heartfelt introspection to take this beyond the standard, boring travel genre. What a lucky woman your mom is to have you nudging her along!

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