Saturday, August 25, 2007

L'Acropole des Draveurs

After 5-1/2 hours of driving, had a quick lunch then drove another hour to reach the SEPAQ's Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie National Park in the Charlevoix area of Québec.
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It's a difficult 4 to 5 hour hike from the river up a steep 3000ft escarpment. When you get to the top there are 4 summits you can climb within 1/2 mile distance.

The view was spectacular !!! Click on pictures below to enlarge to full size.

Here is a short 360 degree video from the first summit. The background noise is from the wind.

Here is a short 180 degree video showing the Malbaie river from downstream of the dam, past the dam and up the valley to the 90 degree bend (l'Equerre: T-Square). By now the wind was really howling and it's loud in this video.

I've heard this is one of the most difficult hikes in Quebec, I don't have too many doubts that's true...



Blogger Strength ~vs~ Weakness said...

Really nice documentation. I am planning my trip out this weekend, for a grand hike up l'Acropole des Deaveurs. CAN'T WAIT!! Your documention, has made me even more anxious! (:

3:26 PM  
Blogger Strength ~vs~ Weakness said...

Your documention is beautiful & makes my anxiety level for next week's trip out even higher!!

What did you find most difficult about the hike. I've also read that it is the most difficult hike in Quebec.

3:28 PM  
Blogger Marc Charron said...

If you give yourself enough time to climb at a reasonable pace for your fitness level, endurance it what it takes to make it to the top.

5:57 PM  

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