Ascent of Mount Olivine on 2010-06-27

Climber: Gabriel Couët

Date:Sunday, June 27, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Olivine
    Elevation:669 m / 2198 ft

Ascent Trip Report

Our last day was supposed to be the return trip but our ride told us the night before that she would like to cycle her way to Saint-Anne-des-Monts. We could do whatever we want in the morning and we'd pick her up there with her car when we were done. We decided to go do an easy stroll towards mont Olivine. We left the camping around 9:05am towards the trailhead.

The trail's first part went south along rivière Sainte-Anne. It is a pleasant stroll that was sunny and cool. Very enjoyable. We reached ruisseau du Diable over a bridge and took pictures. Luiza was now complaining that her knee was aching and she'd rather turn back. I carried on with the camera along the trail, soon reaching chute du Diable. I moved on and reached the preservation zone where I scared a partridge family off the trail. Soon enough I reached the fork to mont Olivine. I only had 1.2km left and 170m to ascend. It was done in 15 minutes or so while taking pictures when I reached the treeline. At the summit, I took a few minutes to admire the panorama, take pictures, and rest. It was now 10:10am.

I then started back down at a good jogging pace. I ran as much as I could and the terrain was perfect for fast rock hopping. I crossed many small groups going uphill and when I reached the flat section along the river, I maintained my jogging pace. at 10:55am, I was back at the trailhead. I had agreed to meet Luiza at a nearby scenic area parking and indeed the car was there. She had gone to get sandwiches at the service center so I had to wait for her to return, but when she did, we drove back there so I could take a shower.

From there we started back towards Sainte-Anne-des-Monts to pick up Myriam and we were then on our way back home.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:424 m / 1394 ft
    Elevation Loss:424 m / 1394 ft
    Distance:11.1 km / 6.9 mi
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:424 m / 1394 ft
    Distance:5.9 km / 3.7 mi
    Route:Standard trail
    Trailhead:Camping trailhead at HWY 299  245 m / 804 ft
    Time Up:55 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:424 m / 1394 ft
    Distance:5.2 km / 3.2 mi
    Route:Standard trail
    Trailhead:Camping trailhead at HWY 299  245 m / 804 ft
    Time Down:45 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Gaspésie (June 2010) (3 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Mont Jacques-Cartier2010-06-25 a
2Mont de la Table2010-06-25 b
3Mont de la Table-Sommet Nord2010-06-25 c
4Mont de la Table2010-06-25 d
5Mont Xalibu2010-06-26 a
6Mont Richardson2010-06-26 b
7Mount Olivine2010-06-27

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