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Snowshoe Hike on Mount Kaaikop

Date of the hike:    Thursday 14 February 2013

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On February 14th,  the Ramblers invite you to a full day hike on Mont Kaaikop

Leader: Claude Fortier

Length: 8 km or 12 km

Level: Intermediate

Ascent: 320 m

This snowshoe hike is for  intermediate level hikers. You will have the possibility of doing the full loop, which is 12 km or  go to the summit and back  for 8 km. Everyone will have to climb the 320 meters.

To have a peek at what to expect, click on this link: http://video.telequebec.tv/video/9705/circuit-raquette-au-mont-kaaikop

Rendezvous at the Hudson shopping center near highway 40 for an 8:00 a.m. departure. To join us on this hike you must register on LIST B.

The trail is accessed from the "base de plein air l'Interval", a little south of Saint-Donat.

$ Rate: $6 per person to use the trails.

Directions:

- From the shopping center to l'Interval: http://g.co/maps/ev9ms

- From Montréal :
Autoroute des Laurentides (15 Nord), exit 89. Drive 19 km on 329 Nord towards St-Donat. After lac Creux, turn right and follow the signs. Drive 7 km to L'Interval, following the signs.

We meet at "ACCUEIL".

The hike will start at 10:00 a.m.

It's a 4 km hike to the summit.The first arrivals at the summit will save the best spot for the group to have lunch and admire the breathtaking view from the top of Mont Kaaïkop, the third highest peak in the Laurentians. By noon everyone should be there. We will allot  half an hour to eat and rest.

You will have two options to return to l'Interval:

- You may complete the full loop, which is another 8 km, but the descent is gradual.

- Or you may retrace your steps, which is 4 km, but the descent is steep.

We should be back at L'Interval between 2:00 p.m.  and 3:00 p.m. and back at the shopping center between 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Remember to bring  your snowshoes, your poles, your water and lunch. Have a good breakfast before leaving  home.

Claude and Michèle will be our leaders. During the hike you can reach them at 514-655-6247. You can also get assistance from L'Interval at 819-326-4069.

Members should have their card at each hike. The membership fees may be paid by cheque or with Paypal.

N.B. Guests are welcome and members are encouraged to invite interested individuals who can participate in our sanctioned activities once for free. Guests must register at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. After one free event, returning guests will be invited to join the Ramblers Association and pay the annual membership fee. Those people who, after using their free pass want to participate but not join will be obliged to pay $10 per outing.

All persons who participate in a Ramblers Club activity acknowledge having read, understood and accepted the Club’s policies and waiver, as posted on the website at www.lesrara.ca, and agree to abide by them.

NOTICE: Ramblers Association hikes are held rain or shine and will only be cancelled in the case of extreme weather conditions, such as an ice storm or thunderstorms. If a hike is cancelled for these reasons an email will be sent to all members and other people on our mailing list one (1) hour before the event is due to start. This cancellation notice will also appear on our website.

 REPORT:

The hike was originally scheduled for February 9th. But we held it February 14th in order to get better weather conditions. We had a temperature oscillating between -2 and +1°C. The winds were light. These were ideal conditions. It is too bad that only 3 of us enjoyed these conditions. This hike is physically demanding as Alain can tell you. But there are no technical difficulties. The trail was in excellent condition. We walked a total of 7,5 km in 3h35 including the lunch break. We saw a mosquito, an ermine and a hare. As for the beauty of the scenery, see the photos.

PHOTOS

sign no animals  Please take note that pets are not allowed on hikes.

Members should have their card at each hike. The membership fees have to be paid by check or by Interac.

N.B. Guests are welcome and members are encouraged to invite interested individuals who can participate in our sanctioned activities once for free. Guests must register at invite-guest@lesrara.ca. After one free event, returning guests will be invited to join the Ramblers Association and pay the annual membership fee. Those people who, after using their free pass want to participate but not join will be obliged to pay $10 per outing.

All persons who participate in a Ramblers Club activity acknowledge having read, understood and accepted theClub’s policies and waiver, as posted on the website at www.lesrara.ca, and agree to abide by them.

NOTICE: Ramblers Association hikes are held rain or shine and will only be cancelled in the case of extreme weather conditions, such as an ice storm or thunderstorms. If a hike is cancelled for these reasons an email will be sent to all members and other people on our mailing list one (1) hour before the event is due to start. This cancellation notice will also appear on our website.

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