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Sutton natural park

Date of the hike:    Saturday 25 October 2014

Location:                Sutton

$ Cost:                    0

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Sutton Natural Environment Park 

Leader: Edith Courchesneassisted by Carole Lalonde and Alain Michel 

Distance : approx. 7 km

Elevation: 468 m

Level of Difficulty : Intermediate Levels of difficulty for hikes




On Saturday, October 25th, join the Ramblers to discover the trails of  Sutton Natural Environment Park.
 

  

This is a day hike for intermediate level hikers only, as many sections are difficult. The uneven terrain can be a challenge.  This event is not recommended for beginner hikers unless you are in good physical condition (cardio).

Anyone with physical limitations  should reconsider their participation on this hike.

We will start from the Welcome Center,  Alt 520,  located at Chemin Réal at 10 a.m..  From there, we will hike approximately 7 km to Round Top, the highest point of the massif. There the view is breathtaking. Change in elevation is 468 m.

Hiking poles and boots are highly recommended. 

Upon our return, if we still have some energy, we may visit the beautiful  Pékan  Falls which are located near the parking lot.

 
www.parcsutton.com                                                          

Park phone number: 450-538-4085  
 
 
Directions: Take Highway 10E towards Sherbrooke, take exit 74  Rte Pierre-Laporte towards Bromont/Cowansville/Granby, turn left on route Pierre Laporte (follow the signs  for Cowansville/Bromont), continue on Boulevard Pierre Laporte/QC-241S, turn left on Rue Principale/QC-241S, then left on Boulevard Jean Jacques Bertrand/QC-104 E/QC-139S (signs for Québec 241/Québec 139S), continue to  QC-104E/QC-139S, turn right on Chemin West Brome/QC-139S, continue to  QC-139S, turn left on Rue Maple, continue on Chemin Maple, veer left  onto  Chemin Bernier, and then left onto  Chemin Réal, then  go straight on Chemin Réal.

https://maps.google.ca/maps?saddr=Autoroute+10+E,+sortie+109&daddr=Chemin+R%C3%A9al,+Sutton&hl=fr&ie=UTF8&sll=45.100668,-72.553432&sspn=0.012238,0.027874&geocode=Fb_EswIdZqGq-ymVXD0tO9DJTDFx-wPIfZCABw%3BFXwusAIdKOys-ylJnDf6TRm2TDFOlbPuDaL5kw&t=h&mra=ls&z=11

We will meet at the  the Visitor's centre Alt.520  parking lot at 10 a.m.  There, you will have to pay the park entrance fee ($6 per person). The club will pay the entrance fee for all members in good standing.

Carpooling:

Departure at 7:45 a.m. Rendezvous at this location at 7:30 a.m.:

If you intend to participate in this hike, please register by clicking on the: LIST . If you need a ride or can offer a ride, please click the appropriate box.

Bring your lunch and water. Dress in layers according to the weather forecast. This event will be cancelled if heavy rain is expected.  

For more info: Edith (cell) 514-880-0201

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2014-10-25 Sutton natural Park _ Report

 Sutton Nature Park

Leaders : Edith & Claude with the assistance  of Marc & Alain

Distance:  8 km which group 1 did in 4 h 38 (with 2 short breaks and about ½ hr for lunch and  approx 25 min. attending to an injured hiker who was not one of our group) while the 2nd group did it in 5h 5 ( with a couple of breaks and approx ½ hr for lunch.)

Number of hikers: 2 groups of 5 hikers

Weather: Mainly sunny 

Trail conditions: Very muddy and uneven terrain

We started hiking at 10:04 then soon divided into 2 groups, a faster one led by Claude, a slightly slower one led by Édith . At Spruce Lake, a delayed hiker joined the faster group which then left for Round Top just before the 2nd group arrived at Spruce Lake. Each group spent approx. ½ hr for lunch at Round Top.

Incident :  A woman from another hiking group hurt her ankle. Claude began attending to her. Fortunately, some hikers arrived 5 minutes later, of which, one was a medical doctor who determined there was no fracture but likely a torn ligament. As Claude had the only first aid kit, his tape was used to stabilize the injury. A companion of the injured eventually reached the park office via cell phone and was told to transport the injured to an evacuation site if possible.

Claude located the Medivac point on the map, and the doctor, with the assistance of his son in law began carrying the injured to the evacuation point.  As their assistance was no longer needed, group one began their descent at approx. 12h50.  They passed the rescuers on our way down.

We learned that the Park Rangers only need to know between which points on the map (950-850) the injured person is to be found. They contacted the rescuers who took an ATV to the Medivac location (see map). From there, the rescuers hiked to the location of the injured person who was still accompanied by the medical doctor. The injured and rescuers arrived safely at the base (P 520) around 3:05.

Level of Difficulty : Intermediate /Difficult. Terrain was uneven on Round Top and conditions were difficult and slippery after the rain. Recommendation:  that, because of trail conditions being affected by the weather, this hike be done  before the month of October.

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Please take note that pets are not allowed on hikes.

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 and the participant guidelines, as posted on the website atwww.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. 

 

 

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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