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Matawinie

Date of the hike:    Saturday 01 November 2014

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Trail leaders: Pierre and Claude.

Difficulty level: Advanced  Levels of difficulty for hikes

Duration: about 6 h for the 12 km and about 9 h for the 19 km.

Distance: 11.5 km or 18.6 km.

Total climb: about 560 m or 740 m.

On November 1st, join us and discover the sentier national de la Matawinie

Here is a map of the trail. If you click on it, you will get the full PDF file.

 


This is the hike profile:
 
 
 
This is a linear hike. The intermediate group will walk to a point about 9.7 km from the start. Then they will head towards route 131 where a vehicle will be waiting (that is another 1.8 km). The intermediate plus group will walk the full 19 km. which will  bring them to a point across the street from the "Sept Chutes Parc". There will be a vehicle waiting for them. After the hike, you may join us at La Ptite Verte for supper.
 
For those doing the 12KM hike, the road trip and  hike can be done in a single day. Because the 19KM hike is quite demanding, you may want to book a room for one or two nights at La Ptite Verte. Their rates are quite reasonable. See:

http://laptiteverte.com/auberge/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Tarifs_H%C3%A9bergement_1ermai2014.pdf

Please register by clicking on the LIST. Your registration allows for better carpooling and to advise you in case the hike is cancelled.
 
Carpool: Rendezvous at 6 h 30 in the  //www.google.ca/maps/place/45%C2%B024'26.6%22N+74%C2%B002'16.8%22W/@45.407386,-74.037989,323m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x0?hl=fr" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" data-mce-href="https://www.google.ca/maps/place/45%C2%B024'26.6%22N+74%C2%B002'16.8%22W/@45.407386,-74.037989,323m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x0?hl=fr">parking lot  of the Vaudreuil shopping center, that is between Super C and Canadian Tire, corner of boul de la Cité-des-jeunes and of boul. St-Charles,  for a  6 h 40 departure.
 
 
 
Itinerary:
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Destination: HW 40 East; HW 31 North towards Joliette. From HW 31, continue on to route 131 North to the trail head, which is about 3 km North of Sainte-Émilie-de-l'Énergie. Turn right onto chemin du 4e-Rang; the parking lot  is on your left.
 
Notes: The sun will rise at 7:36 and will set at 17:40. So for the 19 km group, the hike must begin at 8:30 at the latest. At that time of the year, we may encounter snow on the hill tops. That means that you need waterproof hiking boots. For those walking the 19 km, it may be a good idea to bring your headlamps...
 
During the hike, you can reach me at 514-655-6247.
 
Claude
 
REPORT:

It was a very nice hike!

We were 8 participants with the correct fitness level for this adventure. The night before the hike, 6 of us stayed at La P’tite Verte. The idea was for us to be well rested for this 19 km hike. Unfortunately, there was a Halloween party at the inn that lasted till midnight. The temperature was 2°C, the winds were light and snowflakes fell throughout the day, but the ground never became white.

08:30 we arrive at the trail head, to be precise it is the 3rd parking. Michele then drove my car to the other end of the trail in Saint-Zénon. Marcel brought her back to the trail head. This is 32 km drive. So they started their hike at 09:00.

08:34 The 6 remaining hikers start the hike.

11:13 we pause for 13 minutes.

12:00 we reach the third emergency exit. It is well marked. You can’t miss it. That is the turn off for the people only walking 12 km. It is 1.8 km from route 131. The sign says 30 minutes from Auberge du Vieux Moulin.

13:02 we stop for lunch. 25 minutes later we set off again.

15:40 I finally arrive at the end of the trail. I was the slower hiker of our group.

Some statistics:

Marcel and Michèle walked the full length of the trail in 6 hours 30 minutes.

Pierre and the rest of the group did it in 7 hours 5 minutes.

We walked 17.5 km. That is less than the 19 km posted because we didn’t do the lookouts. We climbed 1000 meters. The trail was in excellent condition except for 100 meters where a new forestry road had been built just a few days ago. It is very easy to walk on that trail.

After the hike, we went back to La P’tite Verte for a cold beer. Six of us had booked a room for Saturday night. The reason for that was that we expected to be exhausted and that it would be dark. There was also the possibility of a snow storm like the one that hit Gaspé and New-Brunswick Saturday night.

We enjoyed a good supper at La P’tite Verte. Then Michèle and Ginette attended an “Impro competition”. Meanwhile the rest of the group watched a DVD of Christine’s trip to Everest. That was in the common area next to our rooms.

Sunday morning, the girls were still full of energy. So after breakfast, we went and climbed Eve’s mountain. It is only 10 minutes away from the inn. That hike was 3.2 km long, we climbed 220 meters and it took us 1 hour 30 minutes.

Claude

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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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