Ascent of Mont du Lac des Cygnes on 2013-09-21

Climber: Jan Triska

Date:Saturday, September 21, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mont du Lac des Cygnes
    Elevation:3182 ft / 969 m

Ascent Trip Report

First peak on a big hiking day in the Grands Jardins park, in Quebec's beautiful Charlevoix region.
It's a straightforward hike, serviced by trail. The alpine tundra was just starting to change colors; the views are sublime. The entire hiking circuit took 4.5 hrs, including other high points on the rolling plateau. The descent this way leads through more nice alpine scenery and then the forest around Lc de Pioui. I recommend sturdy hiking boots if you plan on doing the circuit, but the ascent itself o Mont du Lac de Cygnes can be done in simple trail runners
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Great views north from the summit portion of the hike (2013-09-21). Photo by Jan Triska.
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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1575 ft / 480 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1575 ft / 480 m
    Grade/Class:rugged hike
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
partially sunny, warm
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1575 ft / 480 m
    Route:regular hiking trail
    Start Trailhead:Mont du Lac Cygnes parking lot  1607 ft / 489 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1575 ft / 480 m
    Route:circuit de Lac Pioui
    End Trailhead:1607 ft / 489 m

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