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Ascent of Hereford Mountain on 2012-08-04

Climber: John McHugh

Others in Party:Suzanne Lapointe
Date:Saturday, August 4, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Hereford Mountain
    Location:Canada-Québec
    Elevation:868 m / 2851 ft

Ascent Trip Report

Really nice summit despite modest height - nearly 360 degrees view. View of Mégantic and most of the other well known mountains of the area, though couldn't see to Washington since it was a bit hazy. Trail was moderate throughout. Really enjoyed this mountain, feels off the beaten path, yet just 1 hour drive from Sherbrooke. Only saw one other pair of hikers all day. Even with an auto road that goes to the summit, saw nobody else on top. Only slight disappointment was that the waterfall at the beginning was completely dry (perhaps not surprisingly considering the summer we've had), but on the other hand, the trail was dry as well, as it looks it may get muddy at times.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:473 m / 1555 ft
    Elevation Loss:473 m / 1555 ft
    Distance:12.1 km / 7.5 mi
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear
really hot!
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:473 m / 1555 ft
    Distance:6.2 km / 3.9 mi
    Route:Neil Tillotson trail
    Trailhead:Ch. de Coaticook TH  395 m / 1296 ft
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:473 m / 1555 ft
    Distance:5.9 km / 3.7 mi
    Route:Neil Tillotson trail
    Trailhead:Ch. de Coaticook TH  395 m / 1296 ft



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