12 days, 4 regions,
893miles, in Quebec
|Region 2, North: Chibougamau, Chapais.
September 11th, 2006
In the early morning, we're in for a big surprise! UFOs are landing on the other side
of the mountain!! Nooo! But seriously folks, the sun rising through the morning ice fog is
quite a spectacle!
If we were in a movie, we could say the special effect guy is doing a great job!
We wake up to bitter cold temperature (Between 40*F and 30*F, it's cold, below that,
it's bitterly cold...)
Yes folks, the white stuff on the tent IS FROST!
Honey, were you cold last night?
Love is the only heating system we have in the tent...Maybe we should consider propane
See the frost on the quads? Brrrrr!!
The sun burns off the ice fog and leaves us with clear blue skies.
The secret to staying cozy: Dress like an oinion (Many layers)
Pyjamas, T-shirt, light wind-breaker, rain coat, that's 4 layers + scarf + tuque, that
should do it...
France: "Honey, are you cold now?"
Marc: "Nope, I'm just fine now!"
France: "I sure hope so 'cause there's nothing left in your suitcase..."
Out goes the fog, in comes the sun...and the warmth...Ahhh!
Marc says: "I need a large table to spread out the maps on so I can figure out
which way to go".
Could'nt find a larger one...
Now where the h... is Chibougamau?
We're back on the trail. It's funny, no matter how early or late we get up, we always
seem to be ready to hit the trail around 10 o'clock!
Wow! Lunch time already. Another beautiful place! If we should stop eery time we see a
wonderful spot, we'd go nowhere! Borrowing an expression I read somewhere, we could say
the scenery is "routinely beautiful"!
Too bad we're not looking for our camping location for the night, this is YHE spot.
Oups! Seems we're not the only ones who think this is the perfect spot...
The tracks are sooo fresh...I feel like someone is watching me...
Judging by the size of the foot prints we can appreciate the size of the teddy bear.
Hum...Kinda hope he had an early lunch and that...he's not hungry anymore...
All right, lets eat and take off!
Do not click here if you don't
want to see this web site's most disgusting picture (to date)!
We finally made it to Chiboum without any problems and, once there, guess what... We
lost the trail...After several "Do you know where the quad trail would be?", we
found the ideal spot for the night, trailside. We set up camp close to a campground that
is closed for the season but, much to our delight, the showers are still functional. Hot
Riding mostly on forest roads is very easy, when you where to go...
- miles today: 90
- miles to date: 306
- coldest night yet: 25*F
- food: $36.53
- fuel: $21
- dinner: $20
- 1st hot shower this trip..
THE MOST APPRECITED ITEM.......
Déjeuner/ Breakfast: Toasts + coffee + more
Dîner / Lunch: Tuna+cheese+chips
Souper / Dinner: Roasted chicken delivered directly to our camp site...the good
side of camping "in town".
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