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Ascent of Mont du lac des Neiges on 2014-07-14

Climber: Gabriel C

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Monday, July 14, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mont du lac des Neiges
    Location:Canada-Québec
    Elevation:3314 ft / 1010 m

Ascent Trip Report

IMG_0660On Monday, I had a day off work and wondered what I could do. I decided, when I woke up, to head north in réserve faunique des Laurentides and grab another summit. Since I wanted it to be a short hike, I settled on going to mont du lac des Neiges, a lower peak located close to a main forest road. I prepared the maps and set everything in my GPS, then grabbed my now constantly ready backpack. I took the road around 09:45, after the morning traffic, and quickly was on HWY 175. About an hour later, I reached forêt Montmorency and took RTE 33 towards lac des Neiges.

At the next junction, I followed RTE 331. I soon realized that the road was very soft and the further I went, the more I noticed it seemed freshly graded until I reached a point where only half the road was disturbed. A bit later, at a bend, I stumbled into a grader coming in my direction. I backed up to a very near fork I had just passed and waited until the grader got past. The road surface was poor, with plenty of upturned rocks I had to avoid. Nonetheless, I reached the junction with RTE 3332, kept going for about 500 meters on RTE 331 and then parked in the logging trail junction closest to my goal.

As I prepared to hike in, a Sépaq truck went by at a crazy speed. I really hope I'll never encounter one at a bad spot, of which there are tons on those back roads.

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:548 ft / 166 m
    Total Elevation Loss:548 ft / 166 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.6 mi / 2.6 km
    Grade/Class:1
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country, Bushwhack
    Weather:Pleasant, Windy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:496 ft / 151 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 460 ft / 141 m; Extra: 36 ft / 10m
    Loss on way in:36 ft / 10 m
    Distance:0.7 mi / 1.2 km
    Route:RTE 331, logging fields, bushwhack
    Start Trailhead:Junction on RTE 331  2854 ft / 869 m
    Time:45 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:512 ft / 156 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 460 ft / 141 m; Extra: 52 ft / 15m
    Gain on way out:52 ft / 15 m
    Distance:0.9 mi / 1.4 km
    Route:RTE 331, logging fields, bushwhack
    End Trailhead:Junction on RTE 331  2854 ft / 869 m
    Time:42 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Gabriel C
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