Lykkjemyre by Bjorli
|Estimated net time||2½-3 hours|
|Difficulty||No difficulties. Fairly good path all the way to the summit plateau.|
|Drinking water||Access to running water from the river next to the path all the way to Bøvervatn.|
|GSM coverage||Coverage throughout the route (August 2015).|
|Parking||Room for a couple of cars around trail head.|
|Start height||595 metres|
|Vertical metres||715 metres for the roundtrip.|
|Trip distance||9.4 km|
From the Hydro/Texaco petrol station by Bjorli drive north-west on the road running parallel to road E136 on the north side. After a little less than 1 km you pass some religious building ("Misjonssenteret"), and 1 km from the petrol station you get to a junction. Here you will see a sign for "Lykkjemyre" to the left and you follow this road for approximately 100 metres to the next junction. From here there are several options, and anything that takes you uphill a little will do. Park wherever suitable.
Walk uphill on one of the several paths, and make sure you continue left when you get to a bridge. Follow the path uphill to 1025m and turn left in order to get to Toppen summit plateau. From here continue north across the plateau to the true summit.
The descent is best done by following the ascent route.
27. October 2007
We (Elisabeth, Sigurd, Njål and me) were spending the week-end in one of the Rolls-Royce cabins at Bjorli. I had already visited Rånåkollen earlier this morning, so an easy hike with the family suited me just perfect. At 11:30 we left the car and made our way up along the nice river. At one point along the path there are some small sections of rock suitable for light scrambling for kids, and both Sigurd and Njål enjoyed the challenge.
When we got up to the open and flatter section the wind was quite considerable, and based on this fact and the fact that we had an appointment at the bowling at 15:00, we decided that I should run up to the summit while the others found shelter and enjoyed some hot-dogs and biscuits. I therefore changed into running-mode and ran up to what I assumed was the summit, but was a bit disappointed when I realised that the actual summit was some 500 metres further north. I was uncertain what to do; abandon having been to the actual summit, or leave the family waiting an extra 15 minutes? Also, I would put in jeopardy our bowling appointment. With major hesitation I decided to run back down to the family. I'm not sure it earned me any brownie points, but I think I deserved it ...
Anyway, the family was in good spirit when I got back to them, but keen on walking back down. We did however find time for Sigurd to climb a pine on the way down, but still made it for the bowling (which Elisabeth won by one point!).