|Leinehornet from Leine
|Estimated net time||1 hour|
|Drinking water||Running water from a small trail at the start of the route.|
|GSM coverage||Coverage throughout the route (October 2012).|
|Parking||Room for one car by trail head, and a couple of cars a little before the trail head.|
|Start height||74 metres|
|Vertical metres||290 metres for the roundtrip.|
|Trip distance||2.9 km|
Assume your starting point is the Ålesund area. Drive road 61 to Sulesund and take the ferry across to Hareid. From the ferry port at Hareid follow road 61 10.7 km to the round about south of Ulsteinvik, and start measuring from here
- Choose the left exit in the round about, signed for Måløy.
- At 5.4 km turn right towards Måløy.
- At 9.3 km make sure you continue straight ahead on road 654 instead of turning left towards Måløy.
- At 17.5 km turn right towards Fosnavåg.
- At 22.6 km turn left towards Fosnavåg.
- At 23.9 km turn right towards Leine.
- At 26.0 km turn right onto a local road (30 km/h zone).
- At 26.1 km fork left.
- At 26.8 km find parking on the left hand side of the road, on a small car park.
Start your hike by walking up to a distinct little wooden bridge between a garage and a house. Turn right after having crossed the bridge and walk up to the right side of a barn. Immediately after having passed the barn there is a well defined path going right and then uphill. Follow this path up to the path junction at 150 metres, 370 metres from the trail head, and turn left for Leinehornet. As you get closer to Leinehornet there are several paths, but the route to Leinehornet is obvious and runs in a north-west direction. Leinehornet's summit is marked by a proper cairn, and you will also find a summit registration book.
Descend by reversing your ascent route.
21. October 2012
My main objective for this grey Sunday was to lead the local boys-12 handball team in two matches, at Ørsta and Fosnavåg. With three hours to spare from arriving Fosnavåg to start of the second game I had an opportunity for a quick hike while the other driver was taking the boys for lunch.
The obvious top to hike was Leinehornet, with a short drive from Fosnavåg and a total time estimate of around one hour for the hike. So after dropping the boys by a suitable lunch site in Fosnavåg I drove straight to the trail head at Leine and made it up the well defined path. At the summit I had light rain, and the views were very limited because of thick clouds, but it was still a nice hike to a popular top.
Next on the agenda was the biggest challenge of the day; my descent. With a very sore right knee going uphill is relatively acceptable, but downhill is a nightmare. I had fortunately been wise enough to bring poles, and hence having a tool to ease the strain on my knee, but it was still hard to do better than limping. And when we had cashed the second victory of the day a couple of hours later the last thing I worried about was my knee.