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Mont-Blanc - Saint-Faustin-Lac-Carré

Date of the hike:    Saturday 06 February 2016

Location:                Saint-Faustin-Lac-Carré

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Mont-Blanc - Saint-Faustin-Lac-Carré

Hike Leaders: Anne & Edith

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate (Levels of Difficulty of hikes)

Distance: approx. 10 km

Obligatory Equipment : snowshoes; & crampons (in case we need them); good warm hiking boots, sufficient water for the day, a picnic lunch.

Optional: snack, camera, GPS.

On Saturday, Feb. 6 the club is offering a day of snowshoeing on the wilderness trails of Mont-Blanc à Saint-Faustin-Lac-Carré. We set off towards the unknown as this hike was suggested to us by Josiane, a volunteer at Mont Blanc who is familiar with the various trails. Shortly before we depart, we will decide which trails we will do, based on participants’ abilities as some of the trails are more demanding than others.

Several trails involve some climbing and descending and can be challenging.Participants on this hike should ensure that they have the physical capability to climb and descend a number of steep trails.

Carpooling:

Rendez-vous at 8:00a.m. in the //www.google.ca/maps/place/45%C2%B024'26.0%22N+74%C2%B002'16.2%22W/@45.407217,-74.037847,208m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x0?hl=fr" target="_blank" data-mce-href="https://www.google.ca/maps/place/45%C2%B024'26.0%22N+74%C2%B002'16.2%22W/@45.407217,-74.037847,208m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x0?hl=fr">parking lot at the Vaudreuil Shopping Centre, between  Super C and the Canadian Tire, at the corner of Cité-des-Jeunes Blvd. and  St-Charles,  in time for an 8:10 a.m. departure. 

If you wish to participate on this hike please register on the LISTE, whether you are carpooling or driving on your own. This will help us to know the number of participants and we will know to wait for you. If we learn the day before that the weather is going to be really extreme, the hike will be cancelled or postponed to another date. Check the rara website.

Directions:

  • Take the Transcanada  E/Autoroute 40 E from Vaudreuil. 
  • Take Hwy/Rte 15 North up to Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts
  • Route 15 North becomes Route 117
  • On Route 117 North, take exit 107 to Saint-Faustin-Lac-Carré
  • Turn left at the stop sign, under the 117
  • Take a right on chemin Mont-Blanc and go to the end;
  • Turn left, then go straight, pass the gate, continue up to the North Slope/Versant north to the shelter.
  • The trails will begin behind the shelter. 

On the north slope, Josiane will see that the shelter is open so we will be able to use the bathrooms and the upper room (in case of lack of snow, the slope will be closed.).

Address: Mont Blanc
1006, route 117; Saint-Faustin-Lac-Carré, Québec, J0T 1J2

Telephone: 819 688-2444 et 1 800 567-6715

Access to the site is free. Several trails are available for us to discover. These are well marked and maintained by volunteers from the region.

We will return no later than 3pm.

For those interested: gas may be cheaper up north. Arriving on the 117, there is an Ultramar a few meters on the right. For the return, on the 15, exit at Ste-Agathe, there is another Ultramar right after the exit.

Map of the snowshoe trails

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.carnetduski.com

     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 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 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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