August 29th, 2005 9th of 16 days - in Quebec
The inhabited Forest; a multi-ressources management: now that's a good idea!
We get up early in the morning have a coffee and look at the fishermen getting ready to
hit the water for the day. Ahhh! Vacations are great, we relax, there's no hurry. When
suddenly...Oh no! It's starts raining! The tent was nice and dry...
Lesson no 1: When camping, if you intend to pack up the tent today, do it first thing
in the morning. You can always have breakfast later and it's so much more
confortable to sleep in a dry tent the next night..
We asked around how the trail to Maniwaki was and we always got the same answer: Very
difficult..to find! A local fellow even told us he tried to get there 5 or 6 times but
never made it! Interesting...
Well, once again, they were right! We got lost, used the GPS, found ourselves on the
road, got lost again, got in a little bit of a fight...and after spending most of the
afternoon looking for the trail, finally resolved to use some backroads to make it to
Maniwaki. Don't try that at home, kids!
From there to the ''Forêt de L'Aigle'' (Eagle Forest), there are 3 or 4 very easy
'legal' trails, and once you get to the Forest...WOW!
"La Forêt de L'Aigle" the beginning of a territory offering a ton of outdoor
activities. As far as we're concerned, the numerous quad trails, lakes and rivers
surounded by a forest of mature trees is exactly what we're looking for in our trips.
One of the 4 ''Forêt de l'Aigle'' arches.
||The ''Forêt de L'Aigle'' management corporation administers a territory
according to an ''Inhabited forest'' concept, this involves an Multi-ressources approach
(forest, wildlife, social and recreotourism) according to a regional dynamic of which
actions the local countries will profit.
Find out more at www.cgfa.ca
Picture's not too clear but you can see it's Marc in the
Is there no leeches in rivers?
France enjoys an horizontal shower...
We check out the surroudings, noting that people come here regularly to camp. There is
an out house, and there are some trash cans (half-full) that are nicely covered with
varnished wood. We see no sign of any animal visitor so, to us, it's looks like a
Wonderfull! there's even a river side wooden deck to put the tent on
Note: France is still working on that computer
|TRICKS AND INFOS
Wich quad should we use ?
Our criterias are:
- 4X4, so we can go anywhere
- fully independant suspension (a 10 month Bottom Bashing adventure...)
- EFI (a must in the rockies altitude)
- rack load capacity
- 2 identical quads:
- -same spare parts
- -same spare tires
- -same trail handling for both of us
- -both quads can haul the trailer
- automatics (a France only criteria)
|wich quad should we
From "Pointe à David" to Maniwaki, hard to find but easy to use
trails. Between Maniwaki and "Forêt de l'aigle", fabulous!
- 73 miles
- fuel: $22
- resto: $18
- camping: $10
Resto (a little rain in the morning is good for the business)
Dinner: Hot dogs on the bonfire
IT,S THE NICEST SPOT TO CAMP AT...YET!!
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