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Ascent of Mont de Thetford on 2018-09-06

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:supported by Rose
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Thursday, September 6, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mont de Thetford
    Location:Canada-Québec
    Elevation:2274 ft / 693 m

Ascent Trip Report

A road and track northbound hike …. 6.6km, 725' gain, 2 hour RT including all data taking.

This is the last day of our 9 day hiking trip to the Riviere du Loup area. This hill has been on my list for years, so I decided to pay it a visit before leaving the area for home.

From JCT Hwy #112/267 in Thetford Mines we drove northwest on #267 for 2.2km to a right onto Chemin de La Colline, which we followed northeast for .6km to a gate and parked (4612364,-71.32475). A few vehicles were parked here.

I hiked past the gate 40 meters to a gated windfarm road on the left, where I turned left and continued/climbed northwest 1.6KM to its end at a Turbine. A track on the right heads north 150 meters to a L-R woods road. Turning right (northeast) for 150 meters to a pile of corded wood where a road on the left climbs north 60 meters to T-JCT with a different windfarm road (46.13796,-71.33430).
I went left (northerly) for 200 meters to its dead-end at a Turbine. Then scrambled up the steep rock embankment on the right and once on top an overgrown road took me north 100+ meters to T-JCT with still another windfarm road (this being the worst part of my route).
I turned right (east) for 60 meters to a grass road one the left (46.14000,-71.33379), at a yellow marker for underground cables. I turned left onto this grass road and followed it north .9km to the top communication towers (passed another tower just before).

The HP (46.14679,-71.33649) is 20 meters east of the Tower at a witness post with two BMs "GEODETIC SURVEY OF CANADA #09209" (one on a concrete pedestal and one in a rock).
I backtracked the 3.3 km to the TH in 45 minutes.

After getting cleaned up Rose and I started our drive home, stopping at Ascot Corners for a Tim Horton snack. Once home we picked up a chicken meal dinner at our favorite Saint Hubert restaurant.
We greatly enjoyed this year's second trip to the USA/CA Border

"NEVER TEST THE DEPTH OF THE WATER WITH BOTH FEET."
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:716 ft / 218 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4.1 mi / 6.6 km
    Route:road/tracks nb from chemin de la colline
    Trailhead:chemin de la colline .6km east of hwy #267  1558 ft / 474 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack
Ascent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:45 Minutes



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