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Ascent of Ryans Mountain on 2011-11-11

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:Rose
Date:Friday, November 11, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Summit:Car
Peak:Ryans Mountain
    Location:Canada-Ontario
    Elevation:523 m / 1716 ft

Ascent Trip Report

This is a drive up to a flat/asphalted summit area. Who would have thunk-it to find a drive up in northern Ontario.

From Renfrew, west of Ottawa, Rose and I found our way to the Community of Foymount ..... large sign on the hwy #512 entrance reads "Foymount, Pine Tree Line Site #C-3, 1952-74, North America Air Defense System". The MapArt Ontario Road Atlas names Foymount as being the Highest Settlement in Southern Ontario.
We turned onto Sebastopol Drive and drove/ascended southbound for .7km to a right turn on Lawrence Road, then .3km to the summit.

This summit was graded/leveled and asphalted, guard rails installed, my not-too-reliable eye level told me that it's pretty flat. Today the summit is capped with 5 Communication Towers and a number of small service buildings. The area is rough looking from the lack of use, the pavement is broken/overgrown with vegetation in places. It looks like an old parking lot.
I walked the area and none of the high spots appear to be natural. I found the surface of solid rock above the pavement amid a few saplings and grass, 20 meters southwest of the east Tower, I chose this as my natural HP, GPS 45.43045, -77.30452.

We were paid a visit by a brief snow showers that left us as quick as it came, a notice that winter is just around the corner.

"CLIMB THE MOUNTAIN AND GET GOOD TIDINGS. NATURE'S PEACE WILL FLOW INTO YOU AS SUNSHINE FLOWS INTO TREES ....... WHILE CARES WILL DROP OFF LIKE AUTUMN LEAVES." ...... John Muir.

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