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Ascent of Mont Gosford on 2013-05-18

Climber: Caroline Desrosby

Date:Saturday, May 18, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mont Gosford
    Location:Canada-Québec
    Elevation:3871 ft / 1179 m

Ascent Trip Report

Ended up being a 18km hike, since the road leading to the main trailhead was closed due to thawing. We had to start at another trailhead much further away. The climb was progressive and easy, we took the trails #6 & #8 on the way up and #1 in the way down. A lot of mud and exposed roots. Some snow near the summit, but nothing requiring crampons. The biggest difficulty, which was minor, was to get through a flooded area, because of a beaver dam. The view at the top was the nicest I've seen in Quebec, thanks to the observatory. We even saw Mount Washington! Mount Gosford is a great place for the first hike of the year, or for people with not too much experience.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2297 ft / 700 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2297 ft / 700 m
    Round-Trip Distance:11 mi / 17.7 km
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Drizzle, Cool, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2297 ft / 700 m
    Distance:4.8 mi / 7.7 km
    Route:Trail #6 & #8
    Start Trailhead:1574 ft / 479 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2297 ft / 700 m
    Distance:6.2 mi / 10 km
    Route:Trail #1
    End Trailhead:1574 ft / 479 m



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