Spåtind from Hugulia
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Estimated net time 3½-4 hours
Difficulty No difficulties.
The whole route is done on marked path, except some short stretches on forest road.
Drinking water The most reliable source of running water is the river draining from lake Høgkampvatnet.
GSM coverage Coverage throughout the route (August 2011).
Parking Room for many cars at trail head (NOK 20 per 2011).
Start height 805 metres
Vertical metres 690 metres for the roundtrip.
Trip distance 14.6 km
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From Lillehammer drive approximately 7 km south on road E6, and turn right onto road 250 signed for Dokka. Drive 28.7 km and turn right where signed for "Spåtind" (note that this is not the mountain Spåtind, but the hotel located further north). Follow this road 18.7 km, making sure you continue straight ahead after 6.9 km. The last couple of hundred metres are on gravel road, and you will find a large car park on your right hand side. There is a fee for parking here, per August 2011 NOK 20.

From the car park walk back down to the gravel road and turn left, and then immediately turn left again. You will now see signs for "Fjellsti" (mountain path). This path, marked by red "T"s can be followed all the way to the summit. Note that a short stretch runs on gravel road, and you have to make sure you follow the signs for "Fjellsti", marked with red paint. 5.1 km from trail head you get to lake Høgkampvatnet, and the small cabin 130 metres above the point where you cross the river draining from the lake. From the cabin continue north 260 metres, and then turn left in a north-western direction. This will take you to the summit on the path marked by red "T"s.

Descend by reversing your ascent route.

 

 

20. August 2011

I was spending the week-end at Fåberg for the annual Fåberg Cup in football for boys and girls. After the boys had finished their last game for the day at 14:00 I got into the car together with Elin and Stian, with the purpose to hike Spåtind. Before this I had checked with some locals about driving directions, and we found the trail head without any issues. But finding the path proved more difficult, and we ended up hiking approximately 10 minutes along the forest road, before we realised we were going in the wrong direction. The final proof was given by a guy resting outside his cabin; he pointed us back to the car park.

Back at the car park we found the path and followed this without any problems, until we got well above the cabin by lake Høgkampvatnet. After having passed the cabin we missed the left turn in a path junction and continued north. But we managed to re-join the path without loosing too much time.

At the summit we had some views, but the weather was in general very grey, so we didn't get the opportunity to view the supposedly excellent views from this top. And because of this we didn't stay very long, and instead started easy running back to the car.

We managed to get back to the car just as it started to pour down, and this lasted at least 30 minutes; excellent timing.
Photos 20.08.2011