Ascent of Bois de Vaudeville on 2010-04-23
|Date:||Friday, April 23, 2010|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
|Peak:||Bois de Vaudeville|
| Elevation:||451 m / 1480 ft|
Ascent Trip ReportFirst find the small village of Vaudeville-le-Haut, west of Greux. Leave the village in a westerly direction on the D138, ignoring a right turn tot he NW (D182). Go uphill into the woods, over the road summit and a little down the other side until you reach an obvious junction of tracks with a little abandoned house on the right had side. Park here. From there walk just west of south up the rutted forest track. Many trees have been felled here about 5-8 years ago, judging by the prodigious regrowth chocking all of the side roads. Count about 12 roads on your left (not sure exactly how many) and then pick a likely looking one to fight your way down (or if you want exact directions walk to the highpoint of the track, turn around and count 4 back downwards. Take the 4th and fight your way through the briar for a couple of hundred metres. It took me 1.5 hours of searching in a grid pattern around the highest point to locate the trig buried in the undergrwoth. Perhaps mid-winter would be a better time for looking. Final tips - bring a machete and don't wear shorts unless you feel you have too much skin on your legs....
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||21 m / 69 ft|
| Distance:||1.2 km / 0.7 mi|
| Trailhead:||430 m / 1411 ft|
| Route Conditions:||Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack|
| Time Up:||1 Hours 45 Minutes|
| Time Down:||10 Minutes|
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