Ascent of Les Pays-d'En-Haut High Point on 2010-11-19

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:Rose
Date:Friday, November 19, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Summit:Car
Peak:Les Pays-d'En-Haut High Point
    Elevation:580 m / 1903 ft

Ascent Trip Report

A drive up.

This County Highpoint is located north of Lac St-Joseph in the Municipalite of Saint-Adolphe-Howard. We traveled southbound on hwy #329 from Saine-Agathe-des-Monts and at the very west end of the Lac St-Joseph turned right on Chemin Massie (just before the stream inlet to the Lac and the house signed "Spa d'Howard"). The good dirt roads climbs 3.1km to the summit.

The summit area is capped with a Communication Tower and a large block building enclosed in a broken-down chain-link-fence with no gate. The Highpoint is located about 200 feet west of the Tower, outside the enclosure at a rock outcrop. We parked besides the building, 2 maintenance workers didn't say anything to us.
We found our way to the back of the building towards the fence just before the obvious high ground, walked the fence line and found/walked-through a large hole in the fence and scrambled to the top of the rock outcrop.
Besides a 4 foot high steel rod with an orange cap you will find a Survey Marker in the rock "Terres & Forets Quebec", my GPS read 45.99881, 74.34737, elevation 587 meters. A deciduous forest with partial limited views.

***** ADDENDUM dated 2012-08-06:
I recently noticed on the PB List "Quebec MRCG High Points" that an alternate HP exists for this County "Les Pays-d'En-Haut High Point #2 and will need to be climbed for legally claiming this County as "Successful" ..... so today I visited this alternate HP (see its TR). I should note that both HP's can be easily done in one trip.


Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:7 m / 23 ft
    Route:drive up chemin massie from lac st joseph
    Trailhead:domaine select/le plateau lac st joseph  573 m / 1880 ft
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail

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