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A day on Mont-Royal

Date of the hike:    Saturday 10 January 2015

Location:                Montreal

$ Cost:                    0

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Sweeper:               

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Length:                   km

Ascent:                    m

Leader: Alain MICHEL

Sweepers:  Édith COURCHESNES & Anne BOUREL

Difficulty : Intermediate / Advanced (Levels of difficulty for hikes)

Ascent : 233 mètres (764')

Estimated time : 5 h

History (text in French)

Rendezvous at 9:15 am at Tim Horton, corner St-Laurent and Mont-Royal avenue, for a 9:30 am departure.

You can park where you want! Parking on Park avenue as well as St-Urbain and Clark is free on the ''no permit'' spots. Make sure to check the sign properly.

Carpool

Rendezvous  in Vaudreuil at 8:00 a.m. (departure at 8:15) in the  municipal parking lot on the corner of  Harwood Blvd and  rue Raoul Blais (between the  KIA dealer and the medical clinic Vaudreuil Dorion, 600 Boul. Harwood) 

If you want to carpool, please put your namoe on the list; this will help us to plan accordingly.

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Description of the hike

We will leave from the George-Étienne-Cartier monument on Park avenue and follow Olmsted Road which leads  to Mount Royal Park at the summit. Through smaller trails, we will go around Beaver Lake and will stop for about 30 minutes  at the Hosea-Bonen-Smith House, a heritage building where a permanent exhibition is accessible to the public free of charge. The exhibit traces the history, natural environment and conservation issues concerning Mont-Royal. The Café des amis offers coffee and  hot chocolate.

15 minutes away from the  Smith house, one has the possibility to turn on the Bird Feeder Circuit toward the Mount-Royal Cross. (This is a loop at the summit and adds an extra 2 km or  30 minutes more for those who want to do it). A communication tower is situated at the top of  Mount-Royal; encircled by trees, it does not offer any viewpoints. Just below, at the edge of chemin Olmsted, is a small lookout that provides a magnificent panorama of the three summits of the mountain.    

We will stop at the chalet where we will take our lunch and admire the scenery. We will go back on the trail at 11:45 am. At this point, we will have walked a distance of 5.36 km or 7.37 km for those who will walk the extra 2 km. 

Longueur du parcours  à l’aller (5,37 km + 2 km optionnels): 7,37 km

We will return by Olmsted Road passing near a shelter for a total distance of 4.6 km. The arrival at the George-Étienne-Cartier monument is scheduled for 2:30 pm. The total distance will be of 10 km (or 12 km for those going to the Cross)

Total distance about 10 km (+ 2 km if you go up to the cross).

Depending on the forecast, bring your snowshoes and your crampons. Dress in layers according to the season and bring some water.

The group will wait at the intersections.

Looking forward to see you on the trails,

Alain

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Hike Leader: Alain Michel

On Saturday, January 10, 5 people met at the car pool rendezvous point in Vaudreuil-Dorion to set off for a beautiful day on Mount Royal.    We didn't need the two sweepers previously planned.

The group set off a bit later than planned. A 6th person who had gone directly to the park, had waited for us at the Tim Horton’s meeting  point, but unfortunately left a few minutes before our arrival and headed toward the mountain without waiting for us.  She was the only one on snow shoes, the other 5 members of the group had decided to  use boots and crampons. We traveled around Mount Royal park for a distance of 9.91km in approximately 4 hours

The day was beautiful, under grey skies and a brisk wind, it was ideal weather conditions for outdoor activity.

We took a short break in the large chalet in the park on the mountain, having eaten our lunch in the  Beaver Lake chalet and then capped off the day with a cappuccino in the pleasant cafe in the Smith House.   

We decided that for the next hike in Mount Royal Park, we will likely choose to park within Mount Royal Park, probably in the parking lot near the Smith House.

Points of Interest: Smith House, Beaver Lake, the famous cross on Mount Royal and all the little trails which criss cross through this lovely Montreal landmark.

All participants were delighted with their day.

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All persons who participate in a Ramblers Club activity acknowledge having read, understood and accepted the Club’s policies and waiver and theparticipant guidelines, 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.

 

 

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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