previous trips -
12 days, 4 regions, 893miles, in Quebec.
Like the title says, this new jaunt will cover four of Quebecs' most interesting
regions to discover on a quad: Saguenay-Lac St-Jean, the Chibougamau region (Chiboum as
they call it), Abitibi and Mauricie.
|Region 1, Lac St-Jean:
Ste-Hedwidge, La Doré, Normandin
Sept 7th & 8th 2006
A couple of friends of ours let us use their little chalet near Roberval as base camp.
Thanks Mari-jo and René!
France looks at a small part of the region we'll explore and seems to wonder what kind
of adventures are waiting for us...
What a wonderful spectacle! Moon rising over the calm lake. We wish we could stay up
and contemplate it all night but, at the same time, we're anxious to go to bed so
tomorrow, the first riding day, comes as quick as possible!
At last! We're ready for take off!
According to our maps, this trail should lead us...nowhere...After only 8 miles, we hit
our first dead-end! Gee! We're not out of the woods yet...By chance, there was someone at
one of the few camps in the area. The folks there tell us how to get to La Doré using
small trails that don't show up on any maps. Thanks!
Maps are good. But nothing beats friendly folks who now their way around!
Cool! We finally found the road we were looking for.
There you go...First day on the trail and it rains! Bummer...It's 4:00 p.m. We start
looking for a spot for the night. Yeah! A tiny little camp with all we need:a roof and a
Kinda tight, but we're not complaining.
Note: Frances' pouting not because of the rain but rather 'cause of some bug with the
Camp is so small, it could almost fit in the tent...
This place was surely set up by someone with strong religious beliefs, or maybe it used
to be a...cemetery...Nice place to spend the night!
Setting up for the night.
At least, we got a "no rain" break long enough to enjoy grilled weiners for
dinner. Miam! Miam!
We set up close to a pond in hopes of seing mooses. No luck!
goes from 12 to 34 inches in a second, is easy to keep handy, and once you discovered it
you would'nt want to camp out without it?
A telescopic fork, of course!
To grill weiners without burning your fingers...
An essential in every camping kitchen.
|to see all the
tricks and infos
Very easy - once you know where to go!
- miles: 45
- food:$ 0
- fuel: $ 0
- rode: 4.5h (small day today)
||MOST APPRECIATED THING.
|After being soaked, there's nothing like warming up
near the fire.
Déjeuner/ Breakfast: toast + cretons
Dîner / Lunch: tomatoes+cucumbers+cheese salad
Souper / Dinner: bonfire grilled weiners
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