Ascent of Lévis High Point on 2018-10-15

Climber: Greg Slayden

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Monday, October 15, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Lévis High Point
    Elevation:420 ft / 128 m

Ascent Trip Report

I followed Gabriel C's trip report and conditions were much as he described--a steep downhill through high grass, a small ditch, dense maple forest, fields of thorn bushes, a wider ditch to ford, a swampy area, and finally the rock outcrops of the summit.

This is a very strange hike. The median of the autoroute is about 65m wide and is a kind of "lost world", an ecosystem cut off by busy highway lanes on both sides. The plants and animals here can live mostly undisturbed by humans, except for vehicle noise and exhaust. And it is impossible to get lost while bushwhacking, since you are constrained on both sides.

The bushwhacking is pretty miserable at times, but the distance is not far and at least there is a good payoff--real rock pinnacles to scramble up, much more satisfying than an undetermined flat spot. I thought the eastern rockpile was higher than the western one, but I tagged them both.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:26 ft / 7 m
    Total Elevation Loss:26 ft / 7 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.5 mi / 2.4 km
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Bushwhack
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:26 ft / 7 m
    Distance:0.7 mi / 1.2 km
    Route:Highway Median
    Start Trailhead:394 ft / 120 m
    Time:20 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:26 ft / 7 m
    Distance:0.7 mi / 1.2 km
    Route:Highway Median
    End Trailhead:394 ft / 120 m
    Time:20 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Greg Slayden
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