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Ascent of Mont Molson on 2014-06-07

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:supported by Rose
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, June 7, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mont Molson
    Location:Canada-Québec
    Elevation:1102 ft / 335 m

Ascent Trip Report

An easy to steep trail, starting at south side ..... 2.8km, 1h05 hour RT.

This morning we drove up to the Saint-Sauveur/Val-David area of the Laurentiens for a weekend of hiking, outstanding weather. We found our way to the intersection of Hwy #117/Chemin de la Gare in the the village of Piedmont (Tim Hortons and Couche Tard on corner), where we turned south on de la Gare for a few hundred meters to a right turn on Rue Principale, then .7km west turned right onto Avenue Mont Molson which dead-ends at 250M. A large residential apartment Complex is to the left, this was my TH, the trail is straight ahead.

I walked west on the obvious trail (becomes a wide dirt track) with the vertical rock face of the mountain on the right. After a short distance the trail (now a dirt track) bends/climbs right to its crest (.6km) at the west side of the mountain, where it continues/descends north. At 100M an orange blazed trail leaves on the right (somewhat hidden, look-for-it) and climbs/winds steeply .5km southeast to a super lookout with campfire residue. Enjoy the views to the west cause they are the only ones offered by this hike, the top is all open deciduous woods.

50+M after the lookout the trail reaches a height-of-land, here I left the trail and bushwacked northeast 75M to the HP at a large erratic rock, open woods, easy going ..... GPS 45.90335,-74.15092. An interesting hike.

"FOR THESE ARE MY MOUNTAINS AND THIS IS MY GLEN
THE BRAES OF MY CHILDHOOD WILL KNOW ME AGAIN
NO LAND'S EVER CLAIMED ME THO' FAR I DID ROAM
FOR THESE ARE MY MOUNTAINS AND I'M GOING HOME."
.............................. chorus from irish song, These are My Mountains

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:380 ft / 115 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.7 mi / 2.8 km
    Route:clockwise trail from south side
    Trailhead:Cul-de-sac of Avenue Mont Molson, south side  722 ft / 220 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
super weekend for the woods
Ascent Statistics
    Time:35 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:20 Minutes



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