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Parcours Louis-Joseph Papineau - Saint-André-Avellin

Date of the hike:    Saturday 18 April 2015

Location:                Saint-André-Avellin

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The Louis-Joseph Papineau Journey

Saint-André-Avellin

Leader: Anne Bourel and Édith Courchesne

LevelEasy to Intermediate (distance) (Levels of difficulty for hikes)

Duration:  approximately 4 h

Distance: approximately 16 km

On Saturday April 18, Anne and Édith will lead you on a discovery tour in the Outaouais area with a hike in Saint-André-Avellin.

What is most distinctive and unique on this multifunctional trail is the public art situated along its entire length. Dozens of creative pieces may be found in the fields and forest bordering the crushed stone path. You can observe and touch around 30 works of art while walking along trails through varied ecosystems. Near the trailhead, sheltered beneath a grove of hemlocks, sits a big drum; a little further along, you will find an organic metronome, further yet - umbrellas and even a library of stones...  Discover unique organic art!

The trail is described as linear, but at the trailhead, it is composed of three loops of variable lengths. The site is enchanting, very peaceful and quiet. We will walk to SAJO and return via loop n.2. It is to be noted that most of the trails are located on private property and we must respect this with discreteness in noise level and by keeping the trails free of litter. 

When we visited the site, the ground was still covered with heavy snow so we were unable to determine the condition of the trail base. There are a few ascents, but they are easy.

At this time of year, the trails might be muddy or wet, so you may want to bring an extra pair of shoes for the return trip. Remember to bring water and your lunch. 

The Auberge Petite-Nation where we will park our cars is presently closed for renovation. It may not be ready in time to use their facilities; however, we will find a place in the village with access to public washrooms.



 

Carpooling: Rendezvous 7:45 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.  The total distance is 96 km and can be done in 1h10 min.  

We plan to be back in Hudson at approx. 3:00 p.m.

If you would like to carpool, please register your name on the LIST.

 

Itinerary

From Papineauville, take 321 N towards Saint-André-Avellin. The  Parcours entrance is on rue Principale, at the Auberge Petite-Nation. 

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 REPORT:

On a sunny morning, 9 hikers set off for Saint-André-Avellin. Shortly after we started off our hike we retraced our steps for a short delay to put on our crampons. Most of the trails were generally clear; however, there were places where the trail was still icy.

We set off in the direction of Camp Sajo, which was about 8 km from our departure point. Along the path we admired several sculptures which adorned the first part of the trail, then continued towards the camp, traversing wooded areas and fields. We followed Ch. St. Louis arriving at the camp where we stopped for lunch sitting at the picnic tables under a blazing sun and bright blue sky. It was a moment of pure pleasure and relaxation.

We explored the area around the camp and chatted with one of the rangers from the park who recommended we return in another season to explore more of the trails around the camp. On site there was a beautiful covered bridge and a number of nature trails under development. The outdoor toilets were not open but we had not verified what facilities would be open with the Welcome Centre.

By the end of the hike, most of us were justifiably tired, having hiked 17.25 km with several short ascents. All those present were unanimous that it was a great hike and well worth returning in another season.

Many thanks to Édith for going with me to explore this hike location and for her assistance during the hike.

Anne

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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 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. 

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.

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