15-Jul-2019 -- During our summer holidays in Canada, I took the chance to visit some confluence points. The story continues from
48°N 69°W visit #2.
From Sainte-Anne-Des-Monts, at the coast of the St. Laurent, we drove the "Route du Parc" up, into the area of the "Parc National de la Gaspèsie". It is a beautiful road, which leads along the river Sainte-Anne. It was already late, so we decided to stay at the camping ground "Sèpaq: Camping de la Rivière". On the next morning the excursion started by taking the narrow road 14 direction west. The park authority does not care about this road anymore, but it is passable for a normal car. After a partly very steep drive of around 13 km I had to park the car in front of a closed gate of the Refuge des Mines-Madelaine. It was a very wet, foggy and fresh weather up there. I put on long hiking wear and started the trip by foot. Next to the house Mines-Madeleine I saw a RV. I passed the house below, direction east , to find a way I knew from the GPS-map (OSM). I found it soon, crossed a creek at the beginning and walked uphill. On my way I found a huge 'moose pie'. Around 1000 m later the track passed the confluence in the north, at a distance of 165 m. I chose the shortest way to the CP, which was - of course - the steepest as well. Up to now only my feet and legs were wet, but now a very hard climb started and I got totally soddened. The steep hillside was so dense overgrown that I sometimes didn't touched the rocks at all, but pulled myself up, from tree to tree! Sometimes it smelled like being in a fir needle bath! After shortened the distance by 100 m the terrain was more flat. It was easier now to overcome the last 100 m. Soon I reached the exact location of the confluence 49°N 66°W! Unfortunately I had no out view at all - white fog all around. Downwards I partly slipped from tree to tree and along moss overgrown rocks and stones. When I reached the path I took the same way back to the car. There I had to change my cloths completely. As a resume: this was a very hard visit, but at luck there are no thorns at the plants. It seems to easier to visit this CP from above, in winter, as in 2003.
Afterwards we continued our trip direction east, to the tip of the semi island Gaspé.
The story continues at 47°N 70°W visit #3.