Ascent to South Les Moulins High Point-Areas 1, 2 & 4 on 2010-10-27
|Others in Party:||Supported by Rose|
|Date:||Wednesday, October 27, 2010|
|Ascent Type:||Unsuccessful - Turned Back|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
|Point Reached:||South Les Moulins High Point - Areas 1, 2 & 4|
| Elevation:||254 ft / 77 m|
| Remaining Elevation:||-21 ft / -6 m (-162% left to go)|
Ascent Trip ReportAccording to PB this CoHP has 4 candidate areas, I went to 3 areas on this first visit.
AREA 1 ..... an easy trail/bushwack, less than 1km and 30 minutes RT.
From La Plaine at hwy junction #337/335, northwest of Terrebone, travel northwest on Blvd Laurier to a left turn on Chemin du Trait-Carre, at .7km turn right on a dirt road and travel north to its end at 1.2km (the woods). This is the TH that I used for areas 1 & 4, however I should note that on my second visit to this County I noticed that the start of the dirt road at Chemin du Trait-Carre was chained-of, so one would have walk in. I would recommend using the alternate TH described in Therese-Blainville CoHP for Area 4.
The Area 1 highpoint is at 300M on a 300 degrees magnetic compass. I should note that this whole area of Quebec is one huge table. From the TH I walked west on a trail (yellow arrow on a tree) 50M to a north-south trail (a swath in the woods), turn right (north) and at 300M the highpoiunt area is on the left. I identified two spots as possible highpoint, GPS readings of 45.80746, 73.80566 and 45.80780, 73.80570. This is a fairly open flat evergreen forest.
AREA 4 (northwest of Area 1) ..... approx 4km RT from TH.
From Area 1 I bushwacked west perhaps .3km to the Power Line right-of-way, then right (north) on a good sand track with signs of horse traffic 1.2km to the high ground area (75 meters past the 3rd Transmission Tower, directly under the center Power Line). I had to jump over a few water ditches. I chose my HP at a fairly obvious spot, GPS read 45.81309, -73.81789.
I returned by staying/following the sand track all the way to the 4th Tower (1.6km) where the track turns/winds east (.4km) back to the TH noted above for Area 1.
Area 2 .... flat dense bushwack, 500M RT
From Area 1 TH we drove back to Blvd Laurier then left (north) 1.9km to house #13751 on the right, Area 2 highground is behind this house at about .2km.
We parked on Blvd Laurier at an open lot 2 houses before #13571 and bushwacked east/walked-circles in a somewhat dense evergreen forest, with some undergrowth, looking for the high ground. I tried to touch all bases but difficult to find "the" HP. I chose a spot beside a track at GPS 45.81597, -73.79887.
Area 3 ..... not done.
"LIFE IS NOT MEASURED BY THE NUMBER OF BREATHS THAT WE TAKE ...... BUT BY THE MOMENTS THAT TAKE OUR BREATHS AWAY."
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||34 ft / 10 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||3.4 mi / 5.5 km|
| Route:||northwest bushwack from end of dirt road|
| Trailhead:||la plaine/blvd laurier/chemin du trait-carre 220 ft / 67 m|
| Route Conditions:||Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack|
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