Ascent of Covey Hill on 2010-08-01

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:Rose
Date:Sunday, August 1, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Covey Hill
    Elevation:345 m / 1132 ft

Ascent Trip Report

Located at the south east corner of the County near the USA Border. Rose and I had nothing planned for the day, so why not go out for a drive in a beautiful part of our province and do some highpointing ?

We found your way to Saint-Chrysostome and traveled south on hwy #203 for about 10km (go through Russelltown and Havelock) to the Covey Hill crossroads, straight ahead at 2km is the USA Border. Turned right on Chemin Covey Hill and drove west 3.1km to the crest of the road on top of Covey Hill. On the right (north side) is a huge Communication Tower and on the left (south side) is a gated-grass-service road in the fairly dense woods. This is the TH, we parked in the drive to the Communication Tower.

We walk up the grass road for about 75M to a service trailor with a tall Communication Tower in the back. Rose stayed back as I bushwacked my way around the back of the trailor looking for the highpoint, this whole area is large and fairly flat and it was impossible for me to pick out a highpoint. My GPS reading in front of the trailor door was 45.01834, 73.79705.

This is beautiful apple orchard hilly country and great for cycling. I love this area, perhaps the nicest in this part of the province.
I have very fond memories going back to the nineteen-eighties ... cycling the area on numerous occasions with my new Marinoni racing bike, then in the later years training for my Cross-Canada bicycle trip of 1992 with my new Cannondale touring bike. I probably biked every road south of the Fleuve, more than once.

Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:4 m / 10 ft
    Elevation Loss:4 m / 10 ft
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Bushwhack
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:4 m / 10 ft
    Distance:1 km / 0.6 mi
    Route:grass service road from chemin covey hill
    Trailhead:chemin covey hill  341 m / 1122 ft
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:4 m / 10 ft
    Route:grass service road from chemin covey hill
    Trailhead:chemin covey hill  341 m / 1122 ft

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