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Ascent of Mont Lozère on 2009-11-22

Climber: Rob Woodall

Others in Party:Andrew Tibbetts
Richard Tibbetts
Date:Sunday, November 22, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mont Lozère
    Location:France
    Elevation:1698 m / 5574 ft

Ascent Trip Report

From N44 25 27 E3 46 05: roadside parking at start of forest track. Follow track S; keep R at bend (N44 25 06 E3 46 01). Follow main track (level or slightly uphill) to N44 25 30 E3 44 38: when it bends L, a faint path forks R heading directly for the summit.

Summit (called Finiels on the IGN map), N44 25 33 E3 44 21, is marked by a cairn, a trig point (typical small IGN granite block; Richard was pleased to note the 1946 on the side as it's his birth year! The viewfinder is unusual, 4 parts on 4 boulders, each some distance from the summit. We did the whole route in thick mist with occasional light rain.

Partway up we heard the baying of hounds behind us. Luckily the beasts were friendly, accompanying us to the summit and back to the car. On the way back we followed a path ENE to the 1688m summit then descended ESE on easy grass ground to rejoin the main track which we followed back down. A nice easy hike.

We then continued on to Mont Mezenc.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:164 m / 544 ft
    Extra Gain:4 m / 16 ft
    Distance:6 km / 3.7 mi
    Route:From east
    Trailhead:From east  1542 m / 5062 ft
    Grade/Class:YDS 1
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:Drizzle, Cool, Breezy, Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:50 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:40 Minutes



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