GPX file for Salomon Rondane 100 XL
Folldal Flerbrukshus to CP1 Nygruva - 37 km
Begin at Folldal Flerbrukshus (690 masl), 300 meters on asphalt before approx. 3,5 km easy ascend on dirt road. The top «Kamferhaugen» (970 masl) after 4 km with a great view to Rondane and Alvdal Vestfjell. Mix of single trail and dirt road. Follow the gravel road through «Kakelldalen» for approx 2 km before popping onto a dirt road. Some wet surface at around 12-13 km. A short sweep at gravel road before the quite steep climb up the trails to «Brennknattskaret (1260 masl) is rewarded with a beautiful view of Rondane, Alvdal Vestfjell and – in a distance - Snøhetta. Follow the trail to Gorrtjønna (at 20 km). Easy descend on single trails and dirt road before crossing the road Fv29 and the river Folla. A few km with gravel road along Folla before ascending on path/dirt road up towards Sveen. Trails from Sveen to CP1 Nygruva (970 masl).
CP1 Nygruva to CP2 Dørålseter - 40 km
Easy trails and some marsh up to Streitkampen (1214 masl). Continue at smooth mountain trails down to Tollevshaugen (at 43 km) and remember to close the pasture gate after passing. 9 km on gravel road through the beautiful valley Grimsdalen – all the way to Grimsdalshytta (at 53 km – 926 masl). Continue on tracks marked by the Norwegian Trekking Association (red Ts). Pass the river Grimsa on a bridge and follow the marking towards Haverdalsseter. Easy trails with steady climbing towards Storvannet (60 km – 1240 masl) and further to Haverdalsseter (64 km). The trails along Haverdalsåi includes som wet and obscure parts. Cross the river on a bridge after 70 km. Follow the trail towards Dørålseter. A bit rocky through Dørålsglupen up to 1380 masl, before you follow the trails down to Dørålseter (76 km – 1036 masl).
At Dørålseter you will access your first drop bag.
CP 2 Dørålseter to CP 3 Straumbu - 27 km
Run along the river Døråe (1030 masl) cross the bridge and then run west along the river. Head south through Bergedalen on the east side of the creek Bergedalsbekken. Run east into Langglupdalen. Easy climb upwards to 1467 masl. Down through Langglupdalen and head south passing sign «Høgronden». Cross the bridge over the creek Longglupbekken, ascend the hill north of Veslsvulten and continue southeast on to gravel road the last 300 meters until you reach Bjørnholia . Follow the path heading left towards Straumbu right after crossing a bridge. Easy running on mountain trails towards Straumbu. A few wet areas. CP Straumbu (690 masl - 102 km). At Straumbu you will access your second drop bag.
CP3 Strømbu to CP4 Breisjøseter Turisthytte - 15 km
Exit Strømbu and start a steep climb on trails towards the high plateaus. Follow the red T-marking to Breisjøseter. More than 700 meters climb the next 7 km. Continue on easy paths. Last 2 km on gravel road until you reach CP4 Breisjøseter Turisthytte (960 masl – 118 km)
CP4 Breisjøseter Turisthytte to CP5 Grimsbu - 30 km
Trails at the foot of Sølnkletten. In the crossing 2 kms after Breisjøseter, follow the marked path to Follandsvangen (not the trail on your left to Flatseter). Continue west and pass the path heading to Storsølnkletten. Ford the creek Sølnsjøbekken. Pass the path heading to Fjordungskvolvet and then the path heading to Kvislåsætra at Follandstjørna. Cross the bridge over Sølna. Follow the path to Franksætra after 130 km. Gravel road for approx 2 km towards Nyhussetra, continue on easy trails with a bit of climbing up Langfjellet (1237 masl). Descend towards Bjørnsetrene (137 kms – 1030 masl). Some obscure and wet parts on the trail, continue until you cross Rauklettliveien after 142 kms (830 masl). Nice dirt road that will take you past the local ski arena, this is CP5 Grimsbu (145 km – 680 masl). At Grimsbu you will cross the road Fv27.
CP5 Grimsbu to finish at Folldal Flerbrukshus - 14 km
A few kms on gravel road in an easy climb. You will run along the old ropeway where ore from the mines were transported from Folldal to Alvdal. Easy trails with some portions of dirt road. 2-3 kms of gravel road before closing in on Folldal community centre. The last 1,5 kms to the finish at Folldal Flerbrukshus follows the same trails as the start of the route.
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