August 27th, 2005 7th of 16 days - in Quebec
Montagne du Diable (Devil's mountain):
A spectacular view!
Beautiful weather! We're in luck!
Most everybody we met in the area were telling us "You should go to the top of the
mountain". Well, we did, and you know what? They were right. It's truly beautiful up
there. After riding on dusty forest roads for so many miles, it's a very welcome change
|Yeah ! MADE IT TO THE SUMMIT
Sunshine, clear sky, cool weather, cool!!
||FALLS? WHAT FALLS?!
||We made a small detour to check out the Windigo
Falls (very popular in the area), but they were almost completely dried up because of the
rainless summer we had.
|TO PROJECT A POSITIVE IMAGE OF QUAD USERS.
TO PROMOTE THE POTENTIALLY HIGH VALUE OF THE QUAD/TOURIST INDUSTRY
SO IS OUR MOTTO
||We were greeted by the very friendly couple that run the restaurant at the
top of the mountain. Not only do they run it, they also live there!
Wind power and/or a diesel generator supply the necessary electrical power, water comes
from a small man made pond a couple of hundred feet away. Drinking water has to be carried
We spent a very relaxed evening chatting over a few drinks about their way of life and our
We think it's important to keep places like that around (in french, we call
them "relays"). Their existence depends on the quad and snowmobile travelers
that stop there. We might carry along all the food and drinks we need, but we're happy to
support people that go the extra mile to bring great things to our sport. Like I read
"Support those who support the sport" (D.W.)
Spaghetti, couple of beers, everybody's happy!
''Oups! Forgot the bread!" Hum... not everything is easy when you live atop a
mountain... The only way up there is either the quad or snowmobile trails... that's right!
No road! Can you imagine the challenge it is to operate a bar- restaurant...Every other
day, it's an expedition to reach the nearest town (about 40 min one way) and make your way
back with everything you need on the quad. When this guy rides down to get some diesel
fuel for the generator, he carries along 9 5gallons jerrycans...on the quad...going up the
hill! Don't try that at home, kids! Bravo!
Apparently, what leaves town as milk, sometimes makes it up there as butter!
Travelling the way we do (quad+camping), let us enjoy magnificent
vistas. Mountain top camping, Yop!
A room with a view!
For the first time in a long time, the lake is kind of a long way down...No swimming
|TRICKS AND INFOS
A place not to be missed.
You'll enjoy your time here, just like we did.
Alt. 2569 feet.
The area's major attraction is without a doubt the Devil's mountain (Mt. Sir Wilfrid
Laurier). No quad lover visits the Laurentians without experimenting the climb to the
summit. You'll be impressed, the view from up there is spectacular! New this year, the
Relay, built right atop the summit. Open all year, come and warm yourself up and maybe
have a bite to eat.
To learn more visit: Relais
de la Montagne du Diable
La Montagne du Diable
Easy: That was before we got to the path
leading to the top of the mountain!
Difficult: Rocks, ruts, roots name it, and we climb... we
go up... even more, that's the trail to the summit of
Devil's mountain (montagne du Diable)
Little bit of challenge to spice up your day!
- miles: 116
- average speed before getting to the foot of the mountain: 30m/h
- average speed going up: 3m/h!
- food: $28
- fuel: $63
- restaurant: $33
- miles to date: 476
In the mist, bread and coffee, oh well!
Lunch: leftover boiled eggs + pepperoni + chips
Dinner: spaghetti at the mountain top relay-restaurant
with a few beers.
|You'll never guess what France thought!
It really is
the most nicest spot we found, yet!
I think you'll agree, it's awesome!
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