12 days, 4 regions,
893miles, in Quebec
|Region 1, Lac St-Jean: St-Hedwidge, La Doré, Normandin
Sept 9th, 2006
We're rolling down the trail in a deeply wooded area when "PAF!", all of a
sudden everything changes from forest green to metallic gray...Where right in front of
Hydro Quebecs' La Doré station. Impressive! By the size of it as well as by the
"buzz" we can hear! There's juice in there folks!
Area of many lakes and rivers = Electric energy.
We must ride through La Doré to get to Chibougamau, but once we get to La Doré, it's
impossible to get out of there! No matter what trail we take, they all bring us back to La
Doré! What makes it even more interesting is that nobody seems to know the trails and
that we can't find a map with enough details.
Fortunately, trails are absolutely beautiful. Sandy, curvy, wooded, faboulous!
An inevitable stop at "chute à l'ours" (Bear falls) to enjoy the great
decor. The Ashuapmushuan river (say what?? river who, you say??) La Doré/Normandin.
Note the small beach up the falls, left center of the picture...
Late afternoon, we finally found someone who new where the trail for Normandin was.
Closer to the water - Love my 4x4!
Here's our bathroom - Water and some privacy, that's all we need.
"Honey, would you close the door please, I'm taking a bath!"
Looking for the best spot for the night.
Is'nt that nice? We have nothing against motels, but...
The second day is already over. With this type of environment, we appreciate even more
our "go anywhere" tent!
Note: Remember the beach on the other picture? Voilà!
It's a Whisperlite.
For over 15 years the whisperlite has been the leader in backpacking stoves for its
reliability and simple design. Shaker Jet technology makes cleaning simple. Made to last
with stainless steel and brass. Burns with white gas, kerosene and unleaded auto
fuel (might come in handy...)
Very efficient, boils water in no time!
Weight 14 oz
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10/10 for the magnificience of parts of the trail.
- Miles today: 60
- Miles to get to La Doré: 10
- Miles to out of there:
- Nb of times back to La Doré: 25 minimun !
- Lunch: $ 20
||The most poorly signed trail to date.
Now where's the fork for Normandin supposed to be???
Déjeuner/ Breakfast: Who cares...
Dîner / Lunch: Resto.
Souper / Dinner: Diced, spicy tomatoes + pepperonni + onions over linguinis
Add a little wine and a fabulous decor...Hummm! Delicious and romantic...
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