Ascent of Massif de Winslow on 2020-07-20

Climber: Gabriel C

Others in Party:LM Manceau
Date:Monday, July 20, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Massif de Winslow
    Elevation:1444 ft / 440 m

Ascent Trip Report

At the beginning of our summer time-off from work, Luiza and I went for a two day trip to parc Frontenac. On the first evening, I went for a long run, and the second day, we went for an overnight canoe trip on baie Sauvage. We had ample time to cover the short distance over the water, so we started our day by going for a short hike on massif Winslow.

We left our camp site and headed south on the forest road until we reached the trailhead and found two other cars at the parking. From there we took the trail which starts off meandering on flat ground along the shore on lac des Îles. This first part was impressively overbuilt as it was a stone dust sidewalk through the forest. After a little distance, the trail merged with an old forest road and familiar wheel ruts replaced the regular surface. This kept going until we reached a small cabin where the trail forked along a stream, heading towards the summit.

It climbed gently at first but became steeper as we neared the ridge, then flattening out as we reached the top. I had difficulty deciding which spot was the highest so I stepped off the trail in the very open deciduous forest, going over the bump that seemed like higher ground. I then rejoined Luiza and we stopped at the viewpoint just past the summit, as the trail starts descending.

We turned around and I went for another bump on the way back before catching up to Luiza as we started our descent back to the car. We crossed paths with a few groups on our way out and found several other cars at the trailhead when we made it back.

A very easy hike with decent view from the top.

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:775 ft / 235 m
    Total Elevation Loss:775 ft / 235 m
    Round-Trip Distance:5.1 mi / 8.1 km
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
~25°C, humid
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:588 ft / 179 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 411 ft / 126 m; Extra: 177 ft / 53m
    Loss on way in:177 ft / 53 m
    Distance:2.5 mi / 4 km
    Route:Le Massif de Winslow trail
    Start Trailhead:Winslow trail parking  1033 ft / 314 m
    Time:57 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:598 ft / 182 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 411 ft / 126 m; Extra: 187 ft / 56m
    Gain on way out:187 ft / 56 m
    Distance:2.6 mi / 4.1 km
    Route:Le Massif de Winslow trail
    End Trailhead:Winslow trail parking  1033 ft / 314 m
    Time:59 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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