Ascent of Colline de la Rochelle-Acton bump on 2018-04-28

Climber: Gabriel C

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 Report

For 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
Ascent Statistics
    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
Descent Statistics
    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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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Gabriel C
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