Thursday, August 14, 2014

Hiking Mont Jacques Cartier- A Family Expedition

     Last August I hiked Mont Jacques Cartier,  
with Family and Friends. 
     The highest mountain peak in Southern Quebec, Canada, in the Appalachian Mountains Range, The Chic Choc Mountains of the Gaspe. 4,160 ft. high, the total distance of the trail is 8,4 km.(5.5 miles) up and down. 
The temperature difference was 10 degrees.


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(Voir situation sur carte : Canada)

We drove into Parc de la Gaspesie 
and followed the Beautiful Cascapedia River 
This river has long been recognized as
 one of Quebec's richest Atlantic Salmon rivers.


We passed  Hog's Back Mountain 
A lot of Winter Activities on this Mountain.


On arriving we pay a small fee for the bus ride
 and entry into the Park at this Outpost


We boarded a bus for a short ride to our trail 
After eating our lunch here, we started our climb to the top.
 My daughter, Suzanne and Felix, the youngest in the group, a real trooper.
I took a quick pic of the group. My daughter's family and friends. 
Judging my by family's wooden poles, we are unexperienced hikers.


We start the rocky climb


Rocks and more rocks. 
We did not realize how intense this climb would be
(I'm the one in green)


Checking out the Caribou in the distance


Not much vegetation at this Altitude,
 only Rocks and Lichen.

Lichen, (a fungus on the Rocks)
 the primary source of Caribou Food.



Francois and Felix enjoying the View


Little Sabrina enjoyed this adventure 
We got caught in the rain on the  way down the mountain
and She slipped on wet rocks and broke her pole.
She was unhurt, this was the only minor incident.
A Pause

Climbing towards the Summit on the steps.(125 of them) ......
A resting area 
Large stairs to climb. Mathieu did great. 
These stairs are difficult for short legs.
 The Children did well -125 Steps
Caribou Poop 
Martin and Mathieu with the Summit in the distance 
Melanie, almost there 
My daughter and Granddaughter at Summit


We made it, My Granddaughter and Me


On the way down, We saw more Caribou 

 Lakes in the distance

thanks for your visit. 
all pics are my sole original property.

ღ✻ღ✻ 
(¯`✻´¯)
`*.¸.*✻.¸¸.Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ.
Take time to enjoy
the simple pleasures
of life


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A Family Outing 
turned out to be 
A Great Experience.
Looking forward 
to our next Mountain








 We made it to the summit after 2 hrs. of intense rock climbing considering the fact that I am 67 yrs. old, this was  a real challenge for me. 
        The silence, the clean air, the view from the top and of course seeing Alpine Caribou, the last remaining herd in Eastern Quebec, south of the St. Lawrence, made it worth the effort. 

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(Voir situation sur carte : Canada)

We drove into Parc de la Gaspesie 
and followed the Beautiful Cascapedia River 
This river has long been recognized as
 one of Quebec's richest Atlantic Salmon rivers.


We passed  Hog's Back Mountain 
A lot of Winter Activities on this Mountain.


On arriving we pay a small fee for the bus ride
 and entry into the Park at this Outpost


We boarded a bus for a short ride to our trail 
After eating our lunch here, we started our climb to the top.
 My daughter, Suzanne and Felix, the youngest in the group, a real trooper.
I took a quick pic of the group. My daughter's family and friends. 
Judging my by family's wooden poles, we are unexperienced hikers.


We start the rocky climb


Rocks and more rocks. 
We did not realize how intense this climb would be
(I'm the one in green)


Checking out the Caribou in the distance


Not much vegetation at this Altitude,
 only Rocks and Lichen.

Lichen, (a fungus on the Rocks)
 the primary source of Caribou Food.



Francois and Felix enjoying the View


Little Sabrina enjoyed this adventure 
We got caught in the rain on the  way down the mountain
and She slipped on wet rocks and broke her pole.
She was unhurt, this was the only minor incident.
A Pause

Climbing towards the Summit on the steps.(125 of them) ......
A resting area 
Large stairs to climb. Mathieu did great. 
These stairs are difficult for short legs.
 The Children did well -125 Steps
Caribou Poop 
Martin and Mathieu with the Summit in the distance 
Melanie, almost there 
My daughter and Granddaughter at Summit


We made it, My Granddaughter and Me


On the way down, We saw more Caribou 

 Lakes in the distance

thanks for your visit. 
all pics are my sole original property.

ღ✻ღ✻ 
(¯`✻´¯)
`*.¸.*✻.¸¸.Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ.
Take time to enjoy
the simple pleasures
of life


════════════ ღೋƸ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒღೋ════════════


A Family Outing 
turned out to be 
A Great Experience.
Looking forward 
to our next Mountain

 It was a great experience and doing it with family and friends made it more fun and enjoyable.