Ascent of Mont Lozère on 2009-11-22
|Others in Party:||Andrew Tibbetts|
|Date:||Sunday, November 22, 2009|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||1698 m / 5574 ft|
Ascent Trip ReportFrom 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|
| Time Up:||50 Minutes|
| Time Down:||40 Minutes|
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