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Canada : Québec

11.2 km (7.0 miles) NE of Le-Gîte-du-Mont-Albert, QC, Canada
Approx. altitude: 1019 m (3343 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo topo250 world confnav)
Antipode: 49°S 114°E

Accuracy: 120 m (393 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: Natcho and Liam enjoying the day #3: Johnny on the climb #4: Looking SW from the confluence, the Mines Madeleine hut is just to the right of my head #5: so close!

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  49°N 66°W (visit #1) (incomplete) 

#1: The view from the confluence

(visited by Natcho Stephens, Liam Cassidy and John Garder)

26-Mar-2003 -- Humble Patience Part Deux

While preparing for a backcountry ski trip in Quebec, we discovered an unvisited confluence in the general area we'd be exploring, so we had to give it a shot. Quebec had foiled us on a trans-Canadian road trip last summer (see 46N 77W), so Liam and Natcho were anxious for another chance, and new-comer Johnny was hopeless to protest.

The confluence sits high on a ridge in Parc de la Gaspesie, deep in the heart of the beautiful Chic-Choc mountains. With our typical late start we parked on Rt. 299, which bisects the park from north to south, and skied 12k or so to a hut at Mines Madeleine. Some Canadian skiers were coming and going and were nice enough to share their soup.

Success seemed imminent at this point- only .5k with a skidoo trail bringing us really close. We traversed a steep cliff, wary of waning light and avalanche danger, arriving at a point only 120M(!) from the confluence, but unable to safely get closer.

Alas, a welcome excuse to return to Quebec sometime. This confluence should be easy with snowshoes, or in the summer, when Rt. 14 is open to traffic and the confluence is just a short scramble from a major trail. Bon Chance!


 All pictures
#1: The view from the confluence
#2: Natcho and Liam enjoying the day
#3: Johnny on the climb
#4: Looking SW from the confluence, the Mines Madeleine hut is just to the right of my head
#5: so close!
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  Notes
In the Parc national de la Gaspésie, about 4 km from the summit of Mont Jacques Cartier.