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Le Grande Traversee in the Parc National de la Gaspesie, Quebec

Date and Time

Monday, August 23, 2021 9:30AM - Saturday, August 28, 2021 1:00PM

Location

see ct amc meetup website,
International,
Canada

Registration

Registration is required for this activity.

Overview

Hiking in Quebec, Canada, is "magnifique 62 mile/100 KM hut to hut backpack along the International AT in the Chic Choc Mountains of the Gaspe Peninsula in Quebec. On the way we will traverse barren rocky open summits on 4K footers on the International Appalachain Trail. One of the most beautiful and rugged spots in Eastern North America, Parc National de la Gaspésie contains more than 200,000 acres near the Gulf of St Lawrence. It consist of large cirques, and high plateaus carpeted in alpine tundra-resembling more closely the environment of Labrador. The Chic Choc Traverse is a North America classic route across rich bear, moose and the southernmost herd of woodland caribou in North America. The Mi'kmaqs gave the nickname "Chic-Chocs" or "impassable wall" to this mountain range, featuring several peaks over 1000 metres high, that crosses Parc national de la Gaspésie. Its trails provide access to an exceptional mountain environment: the arctic-alpine plants and mountain landscapes of your dreams! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVxXvY6GNeo PARTICIPANTS WILL BE SENT AN EMAIL WITH SPECIFICS ABOUT THIS TRIP. Sorry limited # and I will only take people who hike with me locally numerous times. Preference given to others who lead hikes for the CT AMC. REGISTER HERE BUT You must ALSO RSVP @ https://www.meetup.com/AMC-CT-Chapter/ Only Meetup will have last minute updates, addtl. info. and correct directions to trailhead. IF ACCEPTED the AMC emails you a "Confirmation". Please cancel with at least 48 notice so the wait list can attend. AMC Rating: "Vigorous-Strenuous" for advanced hikers you must stay with the group without holding us back. Take pictures for AMC photo contest.

AMC Trip Policy

Cost

Free

summit mont jacques cartier

Activity

Backpacking

Offered By

Connecticut

Status

Wait Listed

Audience

Adults (18+)


Leader




Grew up in NH climbing/camping in the Whites starting with Mt. Washington when I was 8. Enjoyed backpacking trips to Torres Del Paine, Sequoia, Canadian Rockies, Mount Whitney and about every mountain in NE. Like to find new places or ways to hike in CT to keep it interesting and use local hikes to stay in shape for more challenging adventures. Love to introduce people to climbing, backpacking, and paddling. . Look forward to meeting new friends with the CT AMC and seeing my CHA friends.