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Ascent of Montagne Noire on 2015-06-13

Climber: Jan Triska

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Saturday, June 13, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Montagne Noire
    Location:Canada-Québec
    Elevation:2900 ft / 883 m

Ascent Trip Report

An enjoyable hike in the Montagne Noire massif.
I have done a lot of hiking in the Mt. Tremblant park itself but have, until now, neglected the section of the Laurentians immediately to the south of the park, near St. Donat. This is a worthwhile objective, both as a day hike and as a traverse of the entire section of the range (from Montagne Grise, over the other hills).

A pleasant day that verged on hot, with some easy hiking as well as strenuous and boulder sections. There are only limited summit views but that is compensated for by the excellent panoramic views from the refuge, on a sub-summit about 1.5 km away, and the nice open views from the alternate descent down from the mountain.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1512 ft / 460 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1512 ft / 460 m
    Round-Trip Distance:7.5 mi / 12 km
    Grade/Class:hike
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:sunny
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1512 ft / 460 m
    Distance:4 mi / 6.5 km
    Route:Regular hiking trail
    Start Trailhead:1388 ft / 423 m
    Time:2 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1512 ft / 460 m
    Distance:3.4 mi / 5.5 km
    Route:Snowshoe trail
    End Trailhead:1388 ft / 423 m
    Time:1 Hours 45 Minutes



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