Klokksegga from Langesæterdalen
|Estimated net time||4-5 hours|
|Difficulty||No technical difficulties, but some care should be shown a couple of places along the ridge between the two tops.|
|Drinking water||Several sources of running water up to lake Litlevatnet, but don't assume you will find running water above this lake.|
|GSM coverage||Coverage into Langesæterdalen and on the ridge between the two tops (October 2015).|
|Parking||Room for many cars around trail head.|
|Start height||373 metres|
|Vertical metres||950 metres for the roundtrip.|
|Trip distance||9.7 km|
Maudekollen (same as Vellesæterhornet) trail head in Langesæterdalen.
Start measuring from the 3-way junction on road 60 above (west of) Stranda centre, where road 60 goes towards Sykkylven, Stranda centre and Hellesylt. Drive towards Hellesylt and Stryn.
- At 27.0 km you pass the exit to Hellesylt.
- At 31.5 km turn right towards Ørsta on road 655.
- At 55.1 km turn right towards "Urkedalen", immediately after you have crossed a small bridge.
- At 59.0 km park at the top of the road.
Start your hike by following the gravel road down towards a bridge, cross the bridge and continue up to the T-junction (10 metres). From here continue straight ahead onto a path and turn left after a few metres. Follow this path 1.7 km to where the path starts to descend down to a bridge, but instead of descending you should turn right onto a vaguer path. This path is clear enough, at least when you notice it, and is also marked by small cairns. Follow this path 750 metres up to lake Litlevatnet at 702m, and turn right (west and west/south-west) and head up the inviting flank away from most of the boulder. You will again find some small cairns here and there and there is a vague path.
When you get up to the ridge between the two tops turn left and head across to Maudekollen's small summit cairn. From here head back down to where you joined the ridge and continue north-west and west across to Klokksegga's unmarked summit.
Descend by reversing your ascent route from the saddle and then head back down via your ascent route.
23. October 2015
Kjetil and I agreed to have a go at these two tops this Friday and he picked me up at Fjellsetra just after 11am. Finding trail head was straight forward, but posed a small surprise since there was no toll booth down by the farm. No worries.
Our plan was to follow the route we had walked when we did Vellesæterhornet a little more than a year earlier, but then turn right after we had crossed the river below Langesætra and head up to lake Storevatnet. But given the heavy rain we had had the last couple of days I was a little hesitant to this route option and was very happy when I found a cairned path just before we started the small descent down to the bridge across the river coming down from Storevatnet. This meant we wouldn't have to cross the river higher up and should be able to find an acceptable route all the way up to the ridge between Maudekollen and Klokksegga.
The path was pretty well defined up to lake Litlevatnet, and from here up to the ridge it was still straight forward to follow the path despite its vagueness in places. Some tiny cairns assisted wherever we might have any doubt. From the ridge it was a little use of hands in order to get to Maudekollen (YDS class 2+), but nothing that should scare anyone from taking on this hike. And back towards Klokksegga was a pretty straight forward hike.
And after I managed to get my camera sorted when I got to Maudekollen (I don't know exactly what the issues is, but the camera complains about the communication between the lens and the camera itself) it was a pretty enjoyable hike.