September 8, 2016
2017 Eastern Canada Extended Outings Proposed
The Laurentian chapter is considering two outings of about a week to eastern Canada in late August – mid-September 2017. If you are fairly interested — no commitments yet — please respond to firstname.lastname@example.org, indicating your preference between the two trips and your preferred time frame in late summer 2017 so that the concepts can be fleshed out this winter with dates, travel information, accommodations, and so forth. The leader prefers the trips to be self-arranged and self-funded.
(A) Hiking the High Gaspe, concentrating on the highest peaks of eastern Quebec. Stay at Gite de Mont Albert (hotel) or camp.
(B) Hiking and Paddling at Mt. Carleton Provincial Park, NB. Hike the rough, rounded summits and paddle the streams and lakes of this large, lightly used park just over the border from the US. Camping, some cottage rentals available.
Either trip’s activities will be rated 3-4, but there are sluggard options. Summits either place are known to have severe weather. Either trip will include parts of the International Appalachian Trail. On your own, the first trip could be extended to Forillon National Park and Perce, QC, and the second trip might be extended to include Baxter State Park (Katahdin) or Acadia National Park. Either trip requires travel in excess of one full day each way, but either could be broken at Quebec City (teaser). Car-pooling/destination group camping, certainly. Participants cooperatively will plan the details of the selected trip. Laurentian Chapter full members have preference.
Sep 8, 2016: 2017 Extended Outings Proposed