Ascent of Mont du Lac Ovide on 2011-01-10
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Monday, January 10, 2011|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
|Peak:||Mont du Lac Ovide|
| Elevation:||1039 m / 3412 ft|
Ascent Trip ReportFollowing my ascent of mont du lac des Roches, I was left with this one for the day. It was early still, but I wasn't sure what laid ahead of me. I tried to find the trail marked on the maps along the powerline trench, without luck. I knew it was supposed to follow a brook, so I dove in the woods towards it.
It wasn't too hard to navigate at first but the trail was totally absent. I never found any reference to it and think it's a mapping error. I reached the spot where it's supposed to cross the stream. I doubt it does as the stream gets wider there and becomes a pond. I broke through ice trying to cross and nearly got wet.
I kept going on the northern side of the brook and after an hour or so reached lac Ovide. I could see it through the trees and the slope north towards the summit was in sight. The ascent was pretty hard, having to zig-zag through conifers and powder. Some spots were easier, but near my goal, I had the hardest way as the trees were smaller and more difficult to cross.
I finally reached the peak. It was a big suprise to me but it was bare. There's a naked bump in the middle of a clearing at the summit. The sky was clear, it wasn't too windy, and I had nice views of mont François-de-Laval. I ate some snacks and started back down. I simply followed my footsteps and going down was easier than going up as the trail was already broken.
Getting back to the powerline trench was arduous and boring. A slow but cluttered uphill in wooded terrain is the worst. It took a while but I made it back to the trench and from there it was only a formality to get back to my tent. I decided to stay the night but no try for any other summits I had planned. The next morning I would leave for the road and wait for the bus there.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||319 m / 1050 ft|
| Elevation Loss:||920 m / 3019 ft|
| Distance:||6.1 km / 3.8 mi|
| Quality:||8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Bushwhack, Snow on Ground|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles, Snowshoes, Tent Camp|
| Weather:||Cold, Windy, Partly Cloudy|
| Elevation Gain:||189 m / 623 ft|
| Distance:||0.8 km / 0.5 mi|
| Route:||Dense bushwhack|
| Trailhead:||Shores of Lac Ovide 850 m / 2789 ft|
| Time Up:||1 Hours 30 Minutes|
| Elevation Loss:||920 m / 3019 ft|
| Extra Gain:||130 m / 427 ft|
| Distance:||5.3 km / 3.3 mi|
| Route:||Backtracked my steps|
| Trailhead:||Forêt Montmorency access road 249 m / 820 ft|
| Time Down:||2 Hours 55 Minutes|
|Ascent Part of Trip: Réserve faunique des Laurentides Jan. 2011 (2 nights total away from roads)|
Complete Trip Sequence:
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
GPS Waypoints - Hover or click to see name and lat/long
Peaks: climbed and unclimbed by Gabriel Couët
Click Here for a Full Screen Map
Note: GPS Tracks may not be accurate, and may not show the best route. Do not follow this route blindly. Conditions change frequently. Use of a GPS unit in the outdoors, even with a pre-loaded track, is no substitute for experience and good judgment. Peakbagger.com accepts NO resposibility or liability from use of this data.
Download this GPS track as a GPX file
This page has been served 375 times since 2005-01-15.
Questions/Comments/Corrections? See the Contact Page
Copyright Â© 1987-2015 by Peakbagger.com. All Rights Reserved.
Watch how to prevent shock and fell replica handbags down? You can purchase waterproof shockproof watches, this replica watches type ofanti-collision and fall watch wrestling louis vuitton replica limits higher than the replica watches ordinary watch, yet they are not replica handbags small knock a small touch to replica watches uk put the watch broke! Daily life, we must replica watches develop good habits love watches. When off rolex replica watch, pay attention to omega replica gently put to a safe location, must not arbitrarily throw on louis vuitton replica the table, it is easy to cause damage to replica watches the watch exterior and interior parts!Shock and fell down to hermes replica watch what effect? A great impact! Likely impact and fell louis vuitton replica back down the watch to be scrapped, to try to prevent this breitling replica from happening omega replica !