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Ascent of Mont Arthabaska on 2015-05-26

Climber: Ashley Kjonaas

Others in Party:1 other
Date:Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mont Arthabaska
    Location:Canada
    Elevation:984 ft / 299 m

Ascent Trip Report

Easy hike, nice place for Victoriavillien(ne)s to enjoy an afternoon. Much better than Sherbrooke's Bellevue, although smaller and less challenging. The trails are extremely well-maintained & have excellent drainage, although they are short. As we started our descent via Sentier des Trotteurs, part of which is on a boring stretch of highway, the weather started to turn sour, so we decided to turn back and skip neighboring peak Mont Saint-Michel. Along the way, I smelled some onions, and sure enough, found my first ramps around 46.044043, -71.895297! Maybe I'll collect some when I can come to trust my plant ID skills (remember to always leave the bulb in the soil!).
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:603 ft / 182 m
    Total Elevation Loss:328 ft / 99 m
    Grade/Class:Class 1 Grade I
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Hot, Windy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:275 ft / 83 m
    Route:Straight up via 4 Saisons trail
    Start Trailhead:Girouard Parking  709 ft / 216 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:328 ft / 99 m
    Gain on way out:328 ft / 99 m
    Route:Sentier des Trotteurs, La 4 saisons



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