Ascent of Colline de la Rochelle-Acton bump on 2018-04-28
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Saturday, April 28, 2018|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
|Peak:||Colline de la Rochelle-Acton bump|
| Elevation:||988 ft / 301 m|
Ascent Trip ReportFor the weekend, I had one free day and planned to visit a few MRC high points. After setting a rough itinerary on Friday night, I woke up around 07:00 on Saturday and soon took the road. I headed north on chemin Georges-Bonnalie for 15km and turned left on HWY 220. At the junction with HWY 243, I took a left and followed it to Sainte-Anne-de-Larochelle where I turned right on chemin de Sainte-Anne Nord. After a few kilometers, I turned left on 9e Rang Ouest, going through the twists and turns to the junction with 11e Rang. I parked there and geared up, expecting some rain as the sky was overcast and heavy-looking.
I followed the road to the creek crossing and headed across the ditch and into the brush. Past the creek, I walked along the edge of the maple grove before angling slightly more to the north. The forest was open, most of the undergrowth not having had a chance to sprout yet. It was quite wet and slippery though so I was very careful over the numerous fallen trees. I went over the western bump before descending back into a wide and marshy valley where I had to circle around some puddles. From there I aimed uphill and towards the summit, reaching an obvious sparsely forested high point.
After marking the spot in my GPS, I headed downhill, going in a straighter line than on the way up. I still had to find the drier path but it wasn't too complicated and after cresting over the west bump again, there was only a slippery descent back to the road left to make. Only a few sparse raindrops fell during the short hike and I made it back to the car mostly dry. From there I took the road towards my second goal, mont Saint-Bruno.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||309 ft / 94 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||309 ft / 93 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||1.3 mi / 2 km|
| Quality:||3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Open Country, Bushwhack|
| Weather:||Drizzle, Cool, Calm, Low Clouds|
| Gain on way in:||220 ft / 67 m|
| Gain Breakdown:||Net: 135 ft / 42 m; Extra: 85 ft / 25m|
| Loss on way in:||85 ft / 25 m|
| Distance:||0.7 mi / 1 km|
| Start Trailhead:||Junction on 9e Rang 853 ft / 259 m|
| Time:||13 Minutes|
| Loss on way out:||224 ft / 68 m|
| Loss Breakdown:||Net: 135 ft / 42 m; Extra: 89 ft / 27m|
| Gain on way out:||89 ft / 27 m|
| Distance:||0.6 mi / 1 km|
| End Trailhead:||Junction on 9e Rang 853 ft / 259 m|
| Time:||11 Minutes|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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