Ascent of Mont Kaaikop on 2018-07-21

Climber: Gabriel C

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, July 21, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mont Kaaikop
    Elevation:2749 ft / 837 m

Ascent Trip Report

I woke up to my alarm around 05:30 in the mont Sourire trailhead parking and packed quickly. I then took the road through Saint-Donat, getting back on HWY 329, heading south. I got to chemin Wall, which I had seen should lead me to lac Legault, but when I turned onto it, I saw a sign that told visitors to go through Lac-Dufresne. It wasn't such a long detour and I eventually made it to l'Interval. There, I looked around and saw no one so I decided to take the trail as it was really early. There should be a self-pay register for those situations.

Going through a field of small cabins, I followed the trail and crossed a wooden bridge. I saw I needed to follow trail no.7 and it was useful info as there were many chaotic junctions. The slope then steepened sharply and a series of wide switchbacks made the climb relatively easy. The footing was good and I was able to keep up a decent speed. When the trail crested over the ridge, it followed northwest and became almost flat. The remaining elevation gain was minimal and I soon was standing at the summit area, completely wooded with almost no views. I didn't stay more than a few seconds and started downhill. I didn't want to lose any time as I had other peaks to climb that day.

It was a quick stroll back to the bottom, across the bridge, and then back to my car. Dumping everything in the back, I took the road south towards my next climbs in parc national du Mont-Tremblant.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1259 ft / 382 m
    Extra Gain:75 ft / 22 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.2 mi / 5.1 km
    Route:Trail no.7
    Trailhead:L'Interval parking  1640 ft / 499 m
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:32 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:23 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Gabriel C
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