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Ascent of Mont du Lac des Cygnes on 2010-09-20

Climber: John McHugh

Date:Monday, September 20, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mont du Lac des Cygnes
    Location:Canada-Québec
    Elevation:3182 ft / 969 m

Ascent Trip Report

ascend loop via lac Pioui. Beautiful with the blueberry bushes in fall colors (red) mixed with the lichen. Great views, throughout most of the hike. One of my favorites ever.

Note: Hiked on a Monday and traffic was very light; on weekend, expect huge crowds, though hiking Piou loop will reduce traffic greatly.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2034 ft / 619 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2034 ft / 619 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6.8 mi / 11 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2034 ft / 619 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 1542 ft / 470 m; Extra: 492 ft / 149m
    Loss on way in:492 ft / 149 m
    Distance:4.3 mi / 7 km
    Route:Lac Pioui
    Start Trailhead:1640 ft / 499 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1542 ft / 470 m
    Distance:2.5 mi / 4 km
    End Trailhead:1640 ft / 499 m



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