Some interesting rock...

Some interesting rock climbing routes are located on the northern slopes facing the town Mont Saint-Hilaire, a nature reserve and a popular hiking area close to the city of Montreal and a notable high point on the flat plain the once was the Champlain Sea millions of years ago. On a clear day you can see excellent views of the far off city. This peak also boasts a natural lake, Lac Hertel. The trails are open all year round to hikers, cross-country skiers and snowshoers. The land including the mountain itself was once owned by an weathy English business man named Gault who left the property to the University of McGill which maintains it today. His estate, The Gault Estate, situated on the lake is now used as a small convention and meeting centre. All of the hiking routes are easy. William Marler, April 12, 2004, Nikon Cool Pix 5000.

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desainme

desainme - Apr 13, 2004 3:24 pm - Voted 10/10

Yoowser

Exactly as I remember it.

William Marler

William Marler - Apr 13, 2004 3:30 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Yoowser

Yup it doesnt change much. I have photos from the 60's that have some white crossed in the scree. But these seem to be gone now. Cheers William

desainme

desainme - Apr 13, 2004 7:44 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Yoowser

I recall the crosses from the late 50's or early 60's

b.

b. - Apr 13, 2004 4:28 pm - Hasn't voted

Yeah, but . . .

Who is John Gault?

William Marler

William Marler - Apr 14, 2004 12:17 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Yeah, but . . .

Dosent really matter... but Hamilton Gault by giving the land including the mountain itself to McGill university allows it to be unspoiled today. The schools faculty of environment uses the property for its studies. If you could see what has happened because of developement on other mountains in the region you would realise the importance of this. But he has nothing to do with climbing that for sure. Cheers William

b.

b. - Apr 14, 2004 3:50 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Yeah, but . . .

Have you ever read Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand? I was sure that Mark would catch on. I beleive the impacts from development, it's all too common. Philanthropy is what sets humans apart from the rest of nature.

William Marler

William Marler - Apr 14, 2004 4:44 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Yeah, but . . .

Oh now I get it. Its been too long sice I read that book. It was good. Who is John Gault... he he. Cheers William

suddendescent

suddendescent - Dec 15, 2008 5:14 pm - Hasn't voted

Great material

Listen, since you have an interest in the local topography can't you get some interesting pictures of the Groulx hills ?

I posted a satellite image on my profile which is revealing enough to make us understand that there must be some amazing ground level scenery to uncover...

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