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Ascent of Mont Ouareau on 2011-09-25

Climber: John McHugh

Date:Sunday, September 25, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mont Ouareau
    Location:Canada-Québec
    Elevation:2247 ft / 684 m

Ascent Trip Report

An unseasonably warm fall day. Hiking part of the Sentier National (National Trail) up to Mont-Ouareau in Matawinie area of Lanaudière region. Trail is very nice.

Two good panoramas on this hike. The first, a 100 m detour to the right off the main trail just below the summit leads to a very nice overlook above Lac Ouareau. After passing over the summit there is a second panorama towards some smaller lakes and some more hills. Foliage is getting close to peak, so the views were greatly enhanced. The trail loops back around and meets back up to descend the way we came up.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:902 ft / 274 m
    Total Elevation Loss:902 ft / 274 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.4 mi / 5.4 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:902 ft / 274 m
    Distance:1.8 mi / 2.9 km
    Route:Sentier National, loop around panorama
    Start Trailhead:route 125, mont ouareau trailhead  1345 ft / 409 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:902 ft / 274 m
    Distance:1.6 mi / 2.5 km
    Route:Sentier National
    End Trailhead:route 125, mont ouareau trailhead  1345 ft / 409 m



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