Ascent of Pic du Lac Smith on 2012-07-24

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Date:Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Pic du Lac Smith
    Elevation:487 m / 1600 ft

Ascent Trip Report

A short road hike ..... 3km, 45 minute RT.

This is our last day of a week-long CoHPing trip to northwestern Quebec. After this hike we drove to our daughter Julie's family in Ottawa where we watched Holly play soccer for the first time. Tonight we'll stay over for Julie's 47th birthday tomorrow.

PB shows 2 peaks for this County, this one and Temiscamingue High point #2, I only went to this one however both need to be climbed in order to claim the County "successful".
#2 HP is located in Zec Maganasipi, I'll have to research/make another trip to bag this one .... if accessible ?????.

At the main intersection of Hwy 101/Chemin Kipawa, east of the Town center of Teminscamingue, we drove east on Kipawa for 8.2km to a right on Chemin Manawaki, 12.2km to a left onto an unsigned gravel road (GPS 46.73481,-78.85684). On the way here Chemin Manawaki becomes gravel at about 4km.
We drove .5km on the gravel road to a small clearing with a house on both sides of the road. We parked the van, this was my TH.

I continued/walked the gravel road as it winds/climbs directly to the obvious summit area at 1.5km ...... capped with a Communication Tower and a white shed, I chose my spot at the bump 5 meters Northwest of the white shed , GPS 46.74466,-78.86034. I looked-for/couldn't-find a BM, the PB coordinates puts the spot in a much lower elevation.

Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:84 m / 275 ft
    Distance:3 km / 1.9 mi
    Route:gravel road nb from chemin maniwaki
    Trailhead:gravel road off-of chemin maniwaki  403 m / 1325 ft
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike

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