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Boisé Von Allmen

Date of the hike:    Sunday 12 April 2015

Location:                Boisé Von Allmen

$ Cost:                    0

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Multi ressource Woods Von Allmen

 

Saint-André-d'Argenteuil (Carillon sector)

Leader: Anne Bourel

Sweeper: Édith Courchesne

Level: Easy (Levels of difficulty for hikes)

Duration:  + ou - 2 h

Distance: about 10 km

 

Werner Von Allmen and his wife, originally from Murren, Switzerland settled on this site. This little wooded area of approximately 50 hectares, situated between the North River and the Outaouais, is managed by the municipality of St. Andre D’Argenteuil  for recreation and wildlife observation and habitat conservation.

From the parking area, the trail traverses a marsh, a silver maple grove, a hemlock stand and near the rapids, some new growth forest. One of the principal attractions of the park is a ten meter high observation tower overlooking the North River. From there, it is possible to observe several species of birds. The network of hiking trails totals around ten kilometers and features a self guided interpretative circuit and a 100 m suspension bridge which overlooks the North river.

REPORT:

Nineteen (19) hikers met in the parking lot at Boisé Von Allmen around 9:10 a.m. The sign along the road is not as visible as it used to be, but everyone arrived on time.

The group left around 9:15 towards the Desjardins suspension bridge where we took photos of the fast running river in springtime. We headed on the cycle path to the first parking lot then returned over the bridge and headed toward the ten meter high observation tower overlooking the North River. The access to the tower was complicated by flooded areas which obliged us to bushwhack through the forest to access the dry land route. Claude was very helpful in navigating our way out of this flooded area.

At the observation tower, we took a short break then we continued towards the bike path.  There walking was more demanding due to areas of heavy snow still on parts of the trail.

The weather was mild for this time of year and the blue skies made us all so happy. We were very lucky to see huge flocks of snow geese flying overhead.  Along the river’s edge, we saw some beautiful wood ducks and some Canada geese were resting on the riverbank.

The last stretch of the bike path was more difficult since many parts were still covered with “mashed potato” spring snow which was more of a challenge for some of the hikers. On the return, the majority of hikers decided to head home rather than continue on another part of the trail.

Two incidents occurred with two people who fell on the ice covered trail but there were no injuries,  (except perhaps pride – I know, I was one of them!) All participants seem to have enjoyed their journey as one can see in the pictures accompanying this report.

Sincere thanks to Édith who walked by my side saving us from retracing steps when I get lost, to Marc who acted as a good sweeper and to Claude who bushwhacked through heavy brush to find us an alternate DRY route to the tower.

Anne

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Carpooling: Rendezvous at Hudson shopping center on 342, located near exit 28 on highway 40. Departure from the shopping center will be at 8:00 a.m. 

Itinerary: (to be determined later)

Note: If the ferry is open, we will go from Hudson and take Route 344 West.

If the ferry is not yet open, we must take Hwy. 40 W  then 417 West towards Hawkesbury, cross the bridge and head east on 344 to St. Andre d’Argenteuil.

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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 the participant 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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