|Lauvåsen from Lia
|Estimated net time||3-3½ hours|
|Difficulty||No difficulties, but the final ascent is a little cumbersome.|
|Drinking water||No proper access to running water.|
|GSM coverage||Coverage throughout the route (August 2012).|
|Parking||Room for a few cars at car park by trail head.|
|Start height||115 metres|
|Vertical metres||305 metres for the roundtrip.|
|Trip distance||11.6 km|
|GPS-file||X (descent only)|
From the northern part of Steinkjer centre, where roads 763 and Eggevegen part, follow the left leg (Eggevegen) north for 2.0 km. Turn right onto Kvamsskogvegen, and then turn right onto Kvamslia after 35 metres. Follow this road 1.3 km to the farm at Lia. Park on the small car park on the left hand side of the road.
Start your hike by following the floodlit wide forest track north-east. This track will take you to the Reinsheia service road, which you then follow north-east. You will pass south of lake Svarttjønna and the Tourist Association's buildings. From here continue another 650 metres, to the south side of Reinsheia. Leave the service road on a forest road going right, and follow this forest road approximately 1.4 km. When you get south of Lauvåsen turn left (north) and find your way to the summit through cumbersome terrain, including marsh and partly dense forest. Don't expect to find any paths or tracks up here. The summit is not marked in any way.
Descend by reversing the ascent route.
05. August 2012
Njål and me were due to drive back home from Steinkjer this Sunday so I decided to go for a morning hike. The good news was that Einar wanted to join me, so I would have excellent company and also a guide. The terrain up to the marsh south of Lauvåsen was well suited for running, but we did more walking than running, and more talking than anything else, and were in general enjoying a grey but fine morning. From south of Lauvåsen we ascended north-east and then west in order to try to avoid a number of small valleys, but when descending a more direct route we realised that we could have taken the direct route also for our ascent.
At the summit area we visited both the summit candidates, without really concluding which is the highest point, and soon started our descent. This time it was more running than walking, and after a little more than an hour we were back at Egge and ready for a good breakfast, and for me followed by seven hours in the car.