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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: 266 m (872 ft)
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#2: My GPS receiver, 266 metres from the confluence point #3: No danger of avalanches today! #4: 1 km from the point (which is just to the right of the left-hand peak).  Compare this photo to the first photo from Do Doille's winter-time visit

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  49°N 66°W (visit #3) (incomplete) 

#1: As close as I could get to the confluence point, which is 266 metres farther up this slope

(visited by Ross Finlayson)

31-Jul-2011 -- When I first planned my vacation in the Parc National de la Gaspésie, I was looking forward to visiting this confluence point, because the previous visit was in winter, 8 years ago. Because my visit was in mid-summer, it was almost like a 'virgin' confluence point.

Unfortunately, however, I wasn't able to reach the confluence point; I couldn't get closer than 266 metres. I started from the valley below - about 1 km from the point - and clamored up a series of overgrown snowmobile trails, then across streams, through thick forest and up a steep, boulder-strewn hillside (while being attacked by hordes of ravenous insects), until the terrain became too difficult for me to continue.

If I had realized beforehand how high up on the slope the confluence point was, I would have tried to approach it from the top of the ridge - which is what (I think) the previous visitors did. However, it's not clear to me how best to get to the top of the ridge; perhaps this is something that's easier done in winter than in summer?


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#1: As close as I could get to the confluence point, which is 266 metres farther up this slope
#2: My GPS receiver, 266 metres from the confluence point
#3: No danger of avalanches today!
#4: 1 km from the point (which is just to the right of the left-hand peak). Compare this photo to the first photo from Do Doille's winter-time visit
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  Notes
In the Parc national de la Gaspésie, about 4 km from the summit of Mont Jacques Cartier.