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Ascent to La Vache Noire-just below summit on 2013-05-18

Climber: Jan Triska

Date:Saturday, May 18, 2013
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Point Reached:La Vache Noire - just below summit
    Location:Canada-Québec
    Elevation:2362 ft / 719 m
    Remaining Elevation:112 ft / 35 m (8% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

Went back to the Les Centennaires trail after a spectacular trip of last fall. We hiked up the north sub-summit of Montagne de la Vache Noire; I carried our three-month old daughter up in a baby carrier - she seemed to enjoy the trip and slept for a stretch of it. Afterwards, I went solo, baby-free, for a trail run up to the main summit, but misjudged the time and distance. It's a very rocky, bouldery trail and going is slow, much slower than on the initial 4km. I made it just below the peak's summit, to the 6km mark. Turned back due to time concerns mostly; it was going to be a slow hike down with the baby.
Overall, another very enjoyable day in the Laurentians.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1378 ft / 420 m
    Grade/Class:hiking
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1378 ft / 420 m
    Start Trailhead:984 ft / 299 m
    Time:2 Hours 45 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:2 Hours 15 Minutes



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