Ascent of Sherbrooke High Point on 2010-09-13

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:supported by Rose
Date:Monday, September 13, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Sherbrooke High Point
    Elevation:401 m / 1316 ft

Ascent Trip Report

An easy trail/bushwack westbound from Chemin Dunant ..... 2.4km, 45min RT.

We are out for another day of County Highpointing, having found our way to the beautiful quaint village of North Hatley, at the top end of the long/narrow Lac Massawippi, we traveled Hwy #108 eastbound for about 5km to a left turn on Chemin Dunant (if coming from the east it is 4.2km from Hwy #143). We went north on Dunant for 2.7km to Chemin Rogers on the right and found a place to park on this corner, Dunant/Rogers, this way my TH .....south of here Chemin Dunant has very narrow shoulders and therefore unsafe to park.

I walked back south on Chemin Dunant for 300M (you can see the highpoint to your right, west) to the top of the bend, at a road sign with "a rider on a horse". On the right is a property fence line heading in the same direction as the Highpoint .....generally west. South side of the fence is a huge farm (open grass field with number of buildings), north side is an evergreen grove.
A good mowed grass path leaves the road and follows the fence line to its right(north side, along the edge of the evergreens). At the end of the fence (about 400M) there is a grass track that continues in the same direction. At another 200M where the track bends to the right I started my bushwack and stayed right of west.
The going is easy in open woods with no obstacles, always looked/followed the path of least resistance to the high ground. At about 900M from the road I reached the obvious wooded summit, offering no views. A north-south herd path runs over the summit which I pink flagged.
Unfortunately I forgot my GPS and couldn't check the PB Coordinates.

I returned and same way and being a PB I decided to go over and bag the near-by Belvedere-Heights Mountain (see its TR) that is in the PB library. We drove east on Chemin Rogers.

ADDENDUM #1 DATED 2015-06-20.

SHERBROOKE HP #2 .... bushwack eastbound from Chemin Dunant .... 600 meters, 25 minutes RT.
I noted a while back that Serge Massad has found and added another contending area for this County, "SHERBROOKE HP #2" ..... thereby adding to my TTD List. So being a COHPer I had no choice but to visit this second area, located east of area #1 (or 300 meters east of Chemin Dunant).
From our parking spot above (corner Dunant/Rogers) it is .7km south on Dunant to house #5605 on the west side of the road, across the road (east) is an old abandoned cottage. We parked here (this is 2km from hwy #108).
From the cottage I bushwacked generally left-of-east, always following my nose to the high ground, directly to the obvious HP ... a blue tape marks the spot, presumably by Serge .... my GPS 45.31929,-71.94929, I added a small rock cairn and orange tape.
As easy wack in nice/open deciduous woods with no undergrowth except for some ferns.

NB: Greg's approval needs to address, "Is this second area definitely in Shebrooke County?"

"IT AIN'T OVER 'TIL IT'S OVER." ........ berraism
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:62 m / 201 ft
    Distance:2.4 km / 1.5 mi
    Route:bushwack from east side chemin dunant
    Trailhead:chemin dunan north of north hatley  339 m / 1115 ft
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack

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