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Rundemanen

Date:
18.10.2020
Characteristic:
Hillwalk
Duration:
3:11h
Distance:
15.1km

Hike across Rundemanen from Bryggen to Lønborg. Note: The last third of the track had to be recreated as the GPS stopped recording, hence the average speeds should be taken with a large grain of salt.

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Melandsnipo and Krossfjellet

Date:
17.10.2020
Characteristic:
Hillwalk
Duration:
2:30h
Distance:
8.5km

I started by taking the bus (or rather buses, four in total, the last three with scheduled connections) to Meland (bus stop "Meland sør") and from there following the road to the marked trailhead west of Nordnipa that I had discovered on my recent cycling trip to the area . The trail/road started out rather wet, but this improved when the trail started climbing towards the summit. At the summit area there were at least three distinct summits and it was difficult to confidently identify the highest point. It was however clear that the two southern summits, jointly referred to as Sørnipa on the map, are slightly higher than the northern one, referred to as Nordnipa on the map. The information sign at the trailhead refers to Sørnipa as Melandsnipo, but which of the two southern summits it refers to is unclear. I later checked >>>

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Norhytten and Vikinghytten

Date:
15.10.2020
Characteristic:
Hillwalk
Duration:
3:47h
Distance:
11.0km

Late afternoon hike from the parking lot at Hjortland with the main goal to visit the final two objects with their own Byfjellene address , specifically two emergency sleds: one north of Norhytten and one along the descent from Vikinghytten to Hjortlandsvegen. Note the summer trail up to Norhytten is different from the one indicated on the map, which is closer to the route used when skiing, and was overall of quite good quality as soon as the initial wet areas had been traversed. Although it did have its wet sections when getting closer to Norhytten as well.

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Budalshovden from Evanger

Date:
11.10.2020
Characteristic:
Hillwalk
Duration:
5:58h
Distance:
19.2km

I started by taking the train to Evanger and in increasingly thicker fog followed the paved road up to Elge. Thankfully the fog started lifting, or more precisely I had climbed above it, shortly after I headed northeast on a service road when the road forked east of Elge. The service road had the usual warning sign of low quality, but as far as I could tell the quality of the gravel road was much better than the sign seemed to indicate. After 4-5 km (from Evanger), I arrived at the marked trailhead for Skorset . (As I discovered on the descent, there are actually two trailheads only 15-20 meters from each other. The two trails quickly merge though.) The trail itself was not marked, but it was overall of good quality and easy to follow. Some of the potentially slippery sections under wet or icy conditions >>>

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Rundemanen

Date:
10.10.2020
Characteristic:
Hillwalk
Duration:
2:47h
Distance:
12.9km

Hike across Rundemanen from Bryggen to Eidsvåg.

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Across Hellen festning

Date:
07.10.2020
Characteristic:
Hike
Duration:
0:34h
Distance:
3.1km

Short local evening hike.

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Ulriken

Date:
06.10.2020
Characteristic:
Hillwalk
Duration:
1:44h
Distance:
6.7km

Short hike to Ulriken after work.

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Fjellveien and Sandviksbatteriet

Date:
04.10.2020
Characteristic:
Hike
Duration:
1:53h
Distance:
8.4km

Short local hike.

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Hoplandsfjellet

Date:
03.10.2020
Characteristic:
Hillwalk
Duration:
0:35h
Distance:
1.1km

After the trip to Orrsåta , I cycled the short distance from Holsbergstien to the unmarked trailhead for Hoplandsfjellet . Here I again left my bike behind and continued on foot towards the summit. Note that I had to get pretty close to actually see the trail, even though it starts more or less where the tractor road ended. But the trail soon became much clearer and there were no issues following it all the way to the summit. The summit provided an almost new bench where I could enjoy both the views and my lunch. By moving slightly away from the bench, I could also get good views towards Hoplandseggena and back towards Orrsåta . I considered continuing east in order to complete the short roundtrip indicated in Kjell 's trip report , but ended up simply returning to my bike to the northwest. Overall, a nice short hike along a good trail and with excellent views from the summit.

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Orrsåta

Date:
03.10.2020
Characteristic:
Hillwalk
Duration:
0:48h
Distance:
2.0km

After leaving my bike at the marked northeastern trailhead for Orrsåta , I followed a trail marked with white (and sometimes white and red) plastic ribbons, quickly arriving at the "fake" summit next to the wooden trig marker. To reach the real summit, a short off-trail hike through the bushes was required. It provided next to no views though and it is highly understandable why most hikes do not feel the need to make this extra detour. The signs at the "fake" summit however indicated a viewpoint called Holsberget 200 meters to the north. I therefore followed the marked trail in this direction and the views from Holsberget were indeed much better, even if today they were rather limited by a gray haze. To conclude the hike, I followed the trail to the alternative southwestern trailhead and from there completed >>>

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