|May 25, 2008 (Sun)
|Elevation: 3820 feet; Order of Height: 60
|Participants: Andrew Lavigne, Jennifer Innes, Bob Kowalski
A short, quick hike to get the rust out of our legs after two months of no hiking.
I'd never been up Lyon Mountain before, even though it is a pretty prominent peak with a good, wide trail. It's proximity to Ottawa made for a short ride down.
Although it isn't marked, the well-graded gravel road leading from Chazy Lake Road to the trailhead was easy to find. Ditto for the trail, which is wide and road-like at it's start.
The climb was very straightforward: the way was always obvious, and the route is more or less straight up. The trail gets increasingly steep and rocky (but is always wide), and then gradually flattens out near the top. The summit has a decent open area with good ledges to the east, and there is a fire tower in good repair (that is climbable). Excellent views to the east and south from the ledges, and 360-degrees from the tower. A nice, short hike!
See the image gallery link below for a much more detailed writeup, and the set of pictures, graphs, maps, and GPS data.
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Image Gallery: May 2008 - Lyon Mtn