SnomoGary

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    SnomoGary reacted to mikerider in What are you going to do to pass the time?   
    Josie has become the kayak dog my wife had hoped for.  She rides along great, jumps out and likes to run the shoreline, and also enjoys a good swim alongside the kayak. Just got home from a few weeks retreating in the mountains.  She is wiped.
    I earlier posted about National Geographic being at the camp to film a series. Apparently its legit, by the time we left there was a crew of about 40 people from all over the country. I won't give away the story but it sounds like it could be interesting.  Will be shot in the far backwoods at 18 remote sites in the middle of nowhere.  I did see a map left on the office table one day so I got to see all the locations. A fairly young crowd and they were all exceptionally nice.  May be aired next spring or summer on the NG channel or History Channel, which I guess are all under the umbrella of Disney.
    Maine has a huge loon count, and on these wilderness lakes the loons like to gather from all over the lake each morning, and as it happens, they do so right in front of the dining hall.  Loons hate it when small planes go overhead and get really pissed. So one morning the film crew sent out a drone to film the loons. The loons at first went nuts and started their panic calls. Then they started diving. About 15 minutes into this, the loons all lined up and started swimming, following the drone like it was their fearless leader. Pretty funny stuff.
     





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    SnomoGary reacted to revct1 in It’s beginning to look a bit like fall   
    I hope one of those is for Sandi!
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    SnomoGary reacted to groomer in Pics from the Matapedia Valley !!!   
    about the same today ...less humidity 
    lightning started fire in routhierville...( glen emma )
    just saw that pic !!!
     
    jean-guy

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    SnomoGary reacted to Gullyrider in Border Crossing Pool   
    A few weeks ago Hogan Gidley said "“I’m not sure why you would want to go to Canada  ...".  Now there's a video to back him up: 
     
     
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    SnomoGary reacted to groomer in Pics from the Matapedia Valley !!!   
    bonsoir !!!
     
    just for fun !!! talked about that before....but i had no pics....found those ones last week ...
    18 wheeler truck stuck on the crossing ...dolly of the trailer stuck ...
    freight train arrived......biiiiinnnggg !!! went off the trail and landed in the rhubarb...no ones hurt !!!
     
    i was coming back from mt caribou ....south - east of faribault camp on trail 595 ....december 14 th , if memory still  good.....back in 1994 !!!
    missed that by 10 mins !!!
     
    jean-guy







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    SnomoGary reacted to Northbound in Interesting 1992 map   
    While looking through some old snowmobile stuff I came across this quebec snowmobile map from 1992 that someone might enjoy. Try to find the trails you rode this year. 
        And then remember to be thankful and appreciative to all the club members, groomers, FCMQ officials, trail permit buyers, LAND OWNERS and all the businesses including relays, gas stations and hotels. 
       Without those  people we wouldn't have the options or great trail network we now enjoy.










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    SnomoGary reacted to Northbound in How I became a QuebecRider   
    I was always a dirt bike rider. Sandy's not big on Ohio mud and dust. We always canoe camped since the 70s in canada. Then we started cross country skiing in ontario. We rented a sled one day and became hooked. We bought a used sled that year, I  think in 92. A second used sled the next year. I think. 
       We rode ontario and began saddle bagging, staging in Huntsville and looping through sunbury, Hearst, Cochrane. On a reciprocity weekend we jumped over into the abitibi region from Kirkland while on a trip.
      The next year we trailered to Quebec, staged in Berthierville, rode north. Stayed in a few places including the Cabanon. 
       Next year, we staged again in Berthierville, and looped the gaspe. Now we were really hooked. That was 2000. We've looped the gaspe since then ever year but one. 
        We've ridden most areas of quebec and enjoy them all. 
    Many ohio snowmobilers trailer to michigan. We tried that once. But figured we had to trailer anyway, so we might as well trailer further for better conditions.
        We've got a ton of pics and really enjoyed looking through just some of them this morning.
         Jeff and Sandy 














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    SnomoGary reacted to MichiganRev in Quebec Restricting Movement   
    I've been coming to Quebec since 1995 and believe me there is no comparison. Don't get me wrong the UP can be good, but that is going to be mid-week riding.  A lot of times in the UP to get from point A to point B you only have 1 trail that will take you there, in Quebec you might have 4, 5 or more options, makes a big difference. In Quebec, even on the weekends, if you want to get out away from the crowds you can, in Michigan you can't.  Haven't rode in Michigan on the weekends in many years and have no plans to. These last few years I've been doing most of my riding in the Lac St. Jean area. It's a 14 hour drive and many liters of fuel and it's worth every bit of it.
     
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    SnomoGary reacted to Snohorse in Summit...my next trail sled   
    Thats nothing. Myself and ICEMAN when we were on trip to Cote Nord we noticed a women on  ridding on grommed FCMQ trail no helmet youngon in front and back of her.
    On the maximum wrong side of trail on corners ! NO BS ! Radioed to Don where is NH Moose with the helmet cam.
     
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    SnomoGary got a reaction from PLAYHARD in Summit...my next trail sled   
    Unbelievable,  absolutely no thought for anyone else....      very  scary  
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    SnomoGary reacted to towing in Joliette/St-Donat Black Mountain photo-ride report 22February2020 ***new video added 14e post***   
    I edited yesterday a short video from the files I took on this ride to the Black Mountain in February.  For the gray jays lovers...
     
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    SnomoGary reacted to jak in SkiDoo's Diamond Lottery   
    And I weigh a 100lb more than Mike!
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    SnomoGary reacted to Gullyrider in rapides 7   
    Well this sucks .... the restaurant at Rapide-Sept has gone up in smoke.

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    SnomoGary got a reaction from MichiganRev in Jeff & Sandy 2020 retirement trip   
    Hi Jeff it was great riding with you and Sandy both in real time and sat here on the couch,  enjoy your retirement have a safe trip home hope we meet up next year...  have a great summer and stay well..
    All the best   Gary and Pat..
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    SnomoGary got a reaction from Northbound in Jeff & Sandy 2020 retirement trip   
    Hi Jeff it was great riding with you and Sandy both in real time and sat here on the couch,  enjoy your retirement have a safe trip home hope we meet up next year...  have a great summer and stay well..
    All the best   Gary and Pat..
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    SnomoGary got a reaction from PLAYHARD in Jeff & Sandy 2020 retirement trip   
    Hi Jeff it was great riding with you and Sandy both in real time and sat here on the couch,  enjoy your retirement have a safe trip home hope we meet up next year...  have a great summer and stay well..
    All the best   Gary and Pat..
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    SnomoGary reacted to JBlavl in Quebec Season Over for Americans   
    Although I am going to argue that snowmobiling is essential traffic! 
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    SnomoGary reacted to Northbound in Jeff & Sandy 2020 retirement trip   
    So.....tomorrow we head for home. Sandy really likes her 137. We both love our oxygen helmets. We rode 9893 km or 6147 miles. No exciting stories or drama but we had a great time. We enjoyed visiting with the many Quebec Riders. 
        I think I like retirement.
    I hope everyone finishes the year safely.
          Jeff and Sandy 
        


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    SnomoGary reacted to Northbound in Jeff & Sandy 2020 retirement trip   
    We got to the Delta monday. Just hung around trying to decide what to do on tuesday. Trails are still great, but because of everything going on we decided to ride one more day, then head for home. So today we rode Bill's Tour Du Lac. Very nice day for a ride.



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    SnomoGary reacted to Northbound in Jeff & Sandy 2020 retirement trip   
    Now on the south shore we spent a night in matane again, the the day of the storm just rode to mont joli for the night, then RDL, then Bernieres for 3 nights to avoid some rain and one day for a cab into the city. Then we took the shuttle across and rode to la tuque and then back to the delta. 



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    SnomoGary reacted to Northbound in Jeff & Sandy 2020 retirement trip   
    As we were heading to the 3pm ferry in BC we were stopped by a club volunteer checking stickers. He asked where we were going and insisted that we go get a cup of coffee with him. He assured us he'd get us to the boat on time. We went to Tim's with him and on the way back he rode his sled up there to take a picture of us down there


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    SnomoGary reacted to Northbound in Jeff & Sandy 2020 retirement trip   
    Next we jumped the ferry to Godbout, rode to Sept Isle, then back to Baie Comeau. From there we were shooting for sacre coer, but some wind and snow was predicted so we thought our chances of heading west would be better on the south shore, so we took the ferry back across. 




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    SnomoGary reacted to Northbound in Jeff & Sandy 2020 retirement trip   
    Now in the gaspe, which I also posted with pics under gaspe region. We rode the 587 out of cross pt and some locals to Amqui. Next day, the mummy trees, mont joli for lunch and on to matane. Spent 3 nights there, one day watching it snow, 1 day day riding. Then a night in st anne des monts, Grande Vallee, three nights in gaspe, one day ride to perce, a night in Bonoventure, then through la cache back to matane.




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    SnomoGary reacted to Northbound in Jeff & Sandy 2020 retirement trip   
    Then we headed south to st anne de beupre, Q. City(doubletree), Bernieres, RDL, then 4 days in New Brunswick. I've already posted about that under general discussion 2-24.
    Pic crossing into NB on the 85.
    Pic getting transported back into Quebec at cross pt. (Mundles now has competition. Mundles is 40 per sled, this guy is 25)


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    SnomoGary reacted to Northbound in Jeff & Sandy 2020 retirement trip   
    Ok back at the Delta, relaxed some and rode with many friends. Stayed for a little over a week. Helmeted pics only to protect identifies. I can say 3 countries were represented. Had a very good time.