Ascent of Mont Sévigny Nord on 2011-04-29

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:supported by Rose
Date:Friday, April 29, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mont Sévigny Nord
    Elevation:1772 ft / 540 m

Ascent Trip Report

A rough ATV Track along a power line followed by a moderate bushwack ..... 5.6km, less than 2 hour RT.

From hwy intersection 116/161 (Arthabaska) south of Victoriaville, drive 161 south 11.8km to a left into Chesterville. At the church in Chesterville stay straight on Chemin Craig and follow it as it climbs/winds for 8.5km to a right on Rang Cote. At 2km arrive/park under the Overhead Transmission Power Line which run approx southwest/northeast, this is the TH, the summit is right of south.

Walk southwest along the Power Line on a very wet/rough ATV Track, drop/find-your-way-around a very wet area before climbing to a height-of-land at about 2km at a Transmission Tower (here the Power Line turns to the northeast). From here turn to left (southeast) and bushwack to the summit, there is a beaver dam and a lot of wet ground as you start out (especially this time of the year), I got 2 good soakers. The best time to do this hike is in the dry season.
The deciduous woods are fairly open and the bushwack is not difficult, however this was not the case today ...... there is still a lot of deep/soft snow with pools of water on the ground making for a laboured trek. I followed a southeast line always looking for the highground and had no trouble finding the wooded summit (no views). I chose my spot at 45.97022, 71.72203, marked it with pink tape. I returned the same way adding a few pink blazes for future highpointers.

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:460 ft / 140 m
    Extra Gain:66 ft / 20 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.5 mi / 5.6 km
    Route:southwest on power line to a southeast bushwack
    Trailhead: rang cote under power line  1444 ft / 440 m
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack

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