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Montagne d'Argent

Date of the hike:    Saturday 04 May 2013

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On May 4th, the Ramblers invite you to a full day hike on

"Montagne d'Argent"

Leader: Claude Fortier

Length: 6 km

Level: Intermediate +

Ascent: 250 m

This hike is for intermediate level hikers. At times we will need to use ropes to go up steep hills.

To have a peek at what to expect, click on this link:http://www.montagnedargent.com/page2.html

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  LISTE D.

$ Rate: $4 per person to use the trails.

Directions:

- From the shopping center: http://goo.gl/maps/lnffD

- From Montréal :
The resort is located on the  montagne d'Argent Road in the municipality of la Conception. It is 128 km from Montreal via the Laurentian Autoroute (Hwy 15N).  Once you enter the village of Mont-Tremblant (St-Jovite), continue north on HWY 117 for about 9 km. After the sign for «Camping de la montagne d’Argent», turn left (west) onto route de la montagne d’Argent for approx. 4 km and you will arrive at the parking lot where we will meet at the Information Centre ( Accueil).

We meet at "ACCUEIL".

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

We should be back at L'Accueil by 3:00 p.m. and back at the shopping center by 5:00 p.m.

Remember to bring trekking poles, water and a lunch. It is also recommended to bring along gloves to protect your hands from the climbing ropes. Fortify yourself with a good breakfast before leaving home.

Claude will be our leader. During the hike you can reach him at 514-655-6247. In case of an emergency or accident you can call 911 or 819-429-0501.

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:

It was a very nice hike on a perfect day!  There was a light breeze with not a cloud in the sky. We started the hike with the temperature at 19°C and it was 24°C when we finished. At the end of the hike, most of us realized that we had some sunburn.

There were 8 participants, all with the proper fitness level. This is an intermediate level hike, with some difficult sections. It is physically demanding and you may feel some pain in your leg muscles the following day. There were many long and steep climbs and descents requiring the use of ropes. This is why you should carry a good pair of leather gloves (full length). With the gloves you can descend much faster without suffering from rope burn.

The trails are well marked except in the vicinity of the Summit where there seemed to be an unnecessary 40 meters descent followed by a 40 meters climb. The Summit (which we reached at 1PM) is probably the nicest place to have lunch because of the view.  There are several other viewpoints that can be used as lunch stops if the  hikers are starving. If you take the trail along Lake D’Argent on the way down, hikers can dip their feet into the water.

We hiked the following trails: Érablière, Les deux vallées, Le sentier du sommet, La forêt enchantée, Le chemin caché et Le sentier du lac. The total distance walked was 6.4 km which  we did in 5 hours exactly.

We were back in Hudson at 5 PM as expected. We did not need to use our first aid training. Some of the hikers mentioned that they should have brought more water.

We should reschedule this hike. So train yourself accordingly if you want to come along. Thank you Alain and Michèle for your precious help.

Claude

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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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