Ascent of Mont du Lac des Cygnes on 2013-09-21
|Date:||Saturday, September 21, 2013|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
|Peak:||Mont du Lac des Cygnes|
| Elevation:||3182 ft / 969 m|
Ascent Trip ReportFirst peak on a big hiking day in the Grands Jardins park, in Quebec's beautiful Charlevoix region.
It's a straightforward hike, serviced by trail. The alpine tundra was just starting to change colors; the views are sublime. The entire hiking circuit took 4.5 hrs, including other high points on the rolling plateau. The descent this way leads through more nice alpine scenery and then the forest around Lc de Pioui. I recommend sturdy hiking boots if you plan on doing the circuit, but the ascent itself o Mont du Lac de Cygnes can be done in simple trail runners
Great views north from the summit portion of the hike (2013-09-21). Photo by Jan Triska.
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|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||1575 ft / 480 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||1575 ft / 480 m|
| Grade/Class:||rugged hike|
| Quality:||3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy|
partially sunny, warm
| Gain on way in:||1575 ft / 480 m|
| Route:||regular hiking trail|
| Start Trailhead:||Mont du Lac Cygnes parking lot 1607 ft / 489 m|
| Loss on way out:||1575 ft / 480 m|
| Route:||circuit de Lac Pioui|
| End Trailhead:||1607 ft / 489 m|
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