Ascent of Mont du Lac des Cygnes on 2018-08-19

Climber: Olivier Vachon

Others in Party:Jérémie Vachon. Marc-André Vachon
Date:Sunday, August 19, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mont du Lac des Cygnes
    Elevation:3182 ft / 969 m

Ascent Trip Report

We arrived by car to the Discovery Center of the Parc des Grands-Jardins (SEPAQ park), which is the place where the trails to both Mont du Lac Pioui (to the Left), and Mont du Lac des Cygnes (to the right). We chose to start with the trail toward the Pioui Lake. In the beginning it is a gentle trail with almost no elevation gain, but after 500 Meters, the trail begins to gets steeper and steeper for the next Km going through the forest and then we arrived at the Lake. Little rest for 10 minutes and then back on our way up to the Mount Pioui, soon we emerged in a more open field area where is growing an impressive amount of blueberries along the trail. Reaching the top of Mount Pioui we took some pictures and ate a little before heading toward the Mont du Lac des Cygnes. the trail goes down on the southeast side of Mont Pioui in the forest again before going up in an rocky open field. Then we arrived at the wooden platforms which alternates with wooden stairs to the summit of Mont du Lac des Cygnes. Took a little breack, photos and the headed down by the same path we took up but took the left we we arrived from Mont Pioui to go down by the gravel trail (road build with gravel and even elevations.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:387 ft / 117 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1827 ft / 556 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4.4 mi / 7.1 km
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:387 ft / 117 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 26 ft / 8 m; Extra: 361 ft / 110m
    Loss on way in:361 ft / 110 m
    Distance:1.7 mi / 2.7 km
    Start Trailhead:Summit le Pioui  3156 ft / 961 m
    Time:50 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1466 ft / 446 m
    Distance:2.7 mi / 4.4 km
    Route:Trail Mont Lac des Cygnes
    End Trailhead:Discovery Center  1716 ft / 523 m
    Time:36 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Parc des Grands-Jardins (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Mont du Lac du Pioui2018-08-191499 ft / 457 m
2Mont du Lac des Cygnes2018-08-19387 ft / 118 m
Total Trip Gain: 1886 ft / 575 m    Total Trip Loss: 1886 ft / 575 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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