Ascent to Colline de la Rochelle-Acton bump-Left bump on 2017-05-07

Climber: Gabriel C

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, May 7, 2017
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Point Reached:Colline de la Rochelle-Acton bump - Left bump
    Elevation:984 ft / 299 m
    Remaining Elevation:4 ft / 2 m (2% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

Coming down from the main summit on Colline de la Rochelle, I drove about 2km north on 9e Rang ouest, to the junction with 11e Rang. I saw I could not park safely on the shoulder up ahead so I made this my trailhead to the high point for MRC Acton. It was raining lightly but nothing too bothersome, and I followed the road to an opening in the treeline. I went down into a sandy gully, hopping over two separate streams, before arriving at a shed that housed some maple grove equipment. I could see piping to my right but my course brought me away from the operation.

I progressed in a generally clean open forest, and ascended moderately to a higher plateau. I had a very precise waypoint marked in my GPS that sat directly on the county line and I was heading that way when, as I got closer, I saw a bump ahead and went over there. I could see that this would be obviously higher than anything further south, on the county line, as there was a significant trough in front of me before the terrain ascended higher. I headed there nonetheless and hiked all the way to my waypoint, marking it down. I was many meters lower than the previous bump, so I can confirm MRC Acton's high point is not a slope point but rather a very slight summit.

Satisfied with the visit, I started downhill back towards the trailhead. It was an uneventful short hike out back to the car where I looked at my planning and directions to the next goal, Cap de Wilson Pond.

It turns out, after gaining access to some LIDAR data, that the left bump is lower than the right bump. I have to visit the correct area again.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:216 ft / 65 m
    Total Elevation Loss:216 ft / 64 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.8 mi / 1.4 km
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Bushwhack
    Weather:Drizzle, Cool, Calm, Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:170 ft / 51 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 134 ft / 40 m; Extra: 36 ft / 10m
    Loss on way in:36 ft / 10 m
    Distance:0.4 mi / 0.6 km
    Start Trailhead:Junction of 9e Rang ouest and 11e Rang  850 ft / 259 m
    Time:8 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:180 ft / 54 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 134 ft / 40 m; Extra: 46 ft / 14m
    Gain on way out:46 ft / 14 m
    Distance:0.5 mi / 0.7 km
    End Trailhead:Junction of 9e Rang ouest and 11e Rang  850 ft / 259 m
    Time:10 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Gabriel C
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