Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Mont Orford - Pic de L'Ours

On September 20, I hiked several routes inside Mont Orford Provincial Park near Magog in the Eastern Townships. The first hike I undertook was Mont Chauvre, a 9km climbing trail to the top of a rocky peak. The view at the top was expansive and impressive.

But that paled in comparison to what I was to see later in the day, when I hiked the 10km (return) to the Pic de L'Ours on the Sentier des Cretes. There are numerous locations along the route that reveal great views, but at the peak, more than 400 demanding metres above the trailhead, a 360 degree vista presents itself as a reward to the weary climber.

It is definitely worth the climb.

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