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Ascent of Mont du Lac à Papa on 2017-07-08

Climber: Gabriel C

Others in Party:Serge Massad
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, July 8, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Carpool
Peak:Mont du Lac à Papa
    Location:Canada-Québec
    Elevation:3346 ft / 1019 m

Ascent Trip Report

Following the ascent on mont Élie, we drove back down to RTE 0361 and headed north towards lac Bazile. When we reached the welcome office for Club des Hauteurs, we got in and were greeted by a man who, after we explained where we were going, told us it was all fine with him. We asked how much it would cost and he answered: "Nothing!" We shook hands and got back in the car. The road followed the shore of lac Bazile, at the foot of impressive cliffs from where a large boulder had recently tumbled. It was blocking half the road and was marked with orange blazes.

The man at the office had said we ptobably wouldn't be able to drive further than lac Épinglette and from my visit in 2013, I knew the first part of the road up to the plateau was very rough and slippery. We reached the junction and Serge said we'd try anyway. We got to the first section, which is one of the steepest, and slowly made our way up the heavily eroded surface. there were many deep washouts but we got past without major rubbing. I was impressed by what the Subaru Outback was capable of. up on the plateau, we crossed a group of fishermen on ATVs that seemed surprised to see a car up there.

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:537 ft / 162 m
    Total Elevation Loss:219 ft / 66 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.9 mi / 3.1 km
    Grade/Class:1
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Bushwhack
    Weather:Raining, Pleasant, Breezy, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:511 ft / 155 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 419 ft / 127 m; Extra: 92 ft / 28m
    Loss on way in:92 ft / 28 m
    Distance:1.6 mi / 2.6 km
    Route:Forest road, bushwhack
    Start Trailhead:Somewhere on forest road  2927 ft / 892 m
    Time:35 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:127 ft / 38 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 101 ft / 30 m; Extra: 26 ft / 7m
    Gain on way out:26 ft / 7 m
    Distance:0.3 mi / 0.5 km
    Route:Forest road, bushwhack
    End Trailhead:Just below wind prospection mast  3245 ft / 989 m
    Time:14 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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