Ascent of Montagne de Gros Foug on 2010-12-12
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
|Date:||Sunday, December 12, 2010|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
|Peak:||Montagne de Gros Foug|
| Elevation:||1057 m / 3468 ft|
Ascent Trip ReportI drove via Geneva and the new motorway to Annecy, and then west to Rumilly. From there up to the mountain I passed a number of raod closed signs but ignored them as others were doing. I parked at 863m altitude opposite an unsurfaced track which led off Northwest and before the hairpins higher up (where the road actually was blocked by snow).Following the track, which can be driven in summer conditions, brings you quickly to a multi-way track junction at 918m alt. Here a sign advised that wild boar were in season and the rest of the walk was plagued by encounters with unfriendly hunters and their even more unfriendly dogs.
I took the track north and after a short distance the sentier de gros foug was signposted left (pass 1 or 2 other possibilities first). Following this steeply but briefly up and down brought me to a good quality road and a gathering point for the hunters. Turning north, past the "point de vue", brought me to a junction of paths where it is simply a case of picking the one going uphill and then following the track tot he highpoint. The highest point seems to be in some thick scrub to the right of the track.
After making a few passes back and forth over the high ground I took the same route back to the car and carried on tho the Grand Colombier across the valley
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||243 m / 801 ft|
| Extra Gain:||24 m / 82 ft|
| Distance:||5 km / 3.1 mi|
| Route:||Sentier de Gros Foug and further tracks|
| Trailhead:||Eastern access from the D231 862 m / 2831 ft|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Weather:||Cold, Calm|
| Time Up:||1 Hours |
| Time Down:||30 Minutes|
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