Northbound

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    Northbound reacted to groomer in Pics from the Matapedia Valley !!!   
    good morning !!!
    back from grooming tq 5 ....mild temps...only -8c in town at 3 am ...
    few fleurries !!!
    fresh tracks of a moose both side of 90' corner !!!
     
    jean-guy










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    Northbound reacted to groomer in Pics from the Matapedia Valley !!!   
    bonsoir !!!
     
    friends of mine in ste marguerite....great skills !!!
    next to the old tq 5 when i started grooming !!!
     
    jean-guy




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    Northbound reacted to RoadRunner in Somewhere East of the Gaspe   
    The scenery rivals the White road, Labrador and what we have seen in Alaska.  Definitely  this is something to put on your to do list!


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    Northbound reacted to RoadRunner in Somewhere East of the Gaspe   
    Our second day consisted of our self guided run up the Souflette river system into the Long  Range Mountain  highlands.  The highlands are really something to experience and respect. You do not want to get caught out here in a storm system. A local lost his life here a few weeks ago while out in these highlands during bad weather !
    . There is no shelter or land marks to go by. You must trust your gps or don’t go! 
     
    We headed to the outfitter Boughwiffins on the Cloud river.  Let me just say that both the outfitter at Harbor Deep and Cloud river are first class, if you want to come here , they will take care you.
    we have their contact if anyone is interested.
    Gray weather is forecasted for the next few days so, we will have not the scenery, still a great time.
     
    Happy trails RR
     

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    Northbound reacted to RoadRunner in Somewhere East of the Gaspe   
    We have been out for three days now and yes this is Newfoundland. Our run into the Northern peninsular has given us spectacular scenery but been a bit light on the WiFi access LOL. 
    This is was our first day back into digital access, which isn’t a totally bad thing!  We have had a sensational ride, three days of blue sky weather, and all the locals are saying they have not seen the sun in two months.  Wow we got lucky!
    Our first day was from Deer Lake thru Sops arm into Harbor Deep.  You really should do a wiki search on Harbor deep to understand that this was the last community in NFLD to get resettled.  An interesting story.  Bob and Linda where excellent hosts, we guided ourselves In, but a guide would be recommended for this trip unless your are very comfortable with a gps.
    Danny Corcoran lodge does have a guide service available for those interested.
    A few pics of our first day are below!


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    Northbound reacted to GT Rider in GT 2019   
    Hi Jeff and Sandy,
    last year you were a day ahead of us. We’re getting closer.
    I have been watching for your trip report. Mother Nature Knocked us for a loop this trip. I like Steven’s saying the Gaspe never disappoints😂😂😂.
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    Northbound got a reaction from towing in GT 2019   
    GT,  we too, have been following your adventure. We were traveling during the same period of time. We layed over in Matane for 3 days after looping the gaspe, waiting for better trails. We rode to RDL on thursday. We must have been just ahead of you, because we saw that group at the clubhouse when we stopped for a break. They were just eating. Friday we rode back to Bernieres. We were amazed how quickly the trails were in such good conditions after the storm. Maybe next year pur paths will cross. Thank you for taking the time to post such a good report, and the pics of groomer in action were cool!
         Jeff and Sandy
     
     
     


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    Northbound got a reaction from mikerider in GT 2019   
    GT,  we too, have been following your adventure. We were traveling during the same period of time. We layed over in Matane for 3 days after looping the gaspe, waiting for better trails. We rode to RDL on thursday. We must have been just ahead of you, because we saw that group at the clubhouse when we stopped for a break. They were just eating. Friday we rode back to Bernieres. We were amazed how quickly the trails were in such good conditions after the storm. Maybe next year pur paths will cross. Thank you for taking the time to post such a good report, and the pics of groomer in action were cool!
         Jeff and Sandy
     
     
     


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    Northbound got a reaction from smclelan in GT 2019   
    GT,  we too, have been following your adventure. We were traveling during the same period of time. We layed over in Matane for 3 days after looping the gaspe, waiting for better trails. We rode to RDL on thursday. We must have been just ahead of you, because we saw that group at the clubhouse when we stopped for a break. They were just eating. Friday we rode back to Bernieres. We were amazed how quickly the trails were in such good conditions after the storm. Maybe next year pur paths will cross. Thank you for taking the time to post such a good report, and the pics of groomer in action were cool!
         Jeff and Sandy
     
     
     


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    Northbound got a reaction from zeusand in GT 2019   
    GT,  we too, have been following your adventure. We were traveling during the same period of time. We layed over in Matane for 3 days after looping the gaspe, waiting for better trails. We rode to RDL on thursday. We must have been just ahead of you, because we saw that group at the clubhouse when we stopped for a break. They were just eating. Friday we rode back to Bernieres. We were amazed how quickly the trails were in such good conditions after the storm. Maybe next year pur paths will cross. Thank you for taking the time to post such a good report, and the pics of groomer in action were cool!
         Jeff and Sandy
     
     
     


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    Northbound reacted to GT Rider in GT 2019   
    We have a nice fresh trail to ride back. We have not scene any one yet. We get back to Causapscal and decide to go check the trails toward Amqui. On the way we spot a deer that is eating and doesn’t want to move. We waited for a while and slowly passed it didn’t run.
     


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    Northbound reacted to GT Rider in GT 2019   
    The second drift. It looks like waves in a ruff ocean. It just too long to pass for this two up. I was switching camera and iPhone. I can’t post camera shots on the trail.

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    Northbound reacted to GT Rider in GT 2019   
    JG arrives the first time.



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    Northbound reacted to GT Rider in GT 2019   
    Wednesday 
    We are ready to hit the trail after waiting out the storm. We are going to try for New Richmond. It’s -3f and windy. We head off to 5 and it’s freshly groomed thanks JG. We have 10 miles of white carpet when we catch up to JG. We stop to say hello. JG said if I need help he will be at the horn in an hour. We are anticipating big drifts. He tells me stay in the middle away from the trees there are ditches to the sides. Off we go. When we reached the horn I stopped to access how to attempt to get through. Well I got myself stuck. Out comes the shovel and winch straps. I pull the sled out and walk the drift to feel it out. It looks like I can get through. As I return JG pull up and smacks through some big drifts. You can see that he has done this before. It was a site to see. We get some advice on the trail and we head off JG said it will take him 30 minutes to get this drift in shape. A few miles down we hit another big drift the looks impossible for us. I decide to wait for JG. I try to turn around to get out of his way when he comes. Well I managed to sink into the trail. Out comes the shovel. I am digging and sinking making slow progress. Here comes JG. He is able to clear out a nice path for me in a few minutes. We get out of his way and watch him do his thing. He cleared that monster drift in about 30 minutes. We thank him and head toward the bridge. After crossing the bridge the trail is a one track goat path. I look for a place to turn around. New Richmond is out. We head back.










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    Northbound got a reaction from PLAYHARD in Leaving Tuesday   
    BTY a big kudos to the skidoo dealer down from the hotel. We had a frozen clutch on one sled. After several galant attempts, not wanting to destroy a belt, I gave them a call. They were down here within 15 minutes with a tracked quad runner and towed it back to their shop to warm it up. They called a couple hrs later said it was warm, they rode it and everything was ok. We went down to pick it up and they said N/C. It would be hard to find service like that, at least where we're from.  Thank you
     
     
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    Northbound got a reaction from PLAYHARD in Leaving Tuesday   
    This was matane this morning. I think everyone who tried it came back.

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    Northbound got a reaction from MichiganRev in What an honour   
    Congratulations Bill. You and JD have welcomed so many to the HI now Delta over the years, you truly deserve this recognition. You are a true gentleman.
           Your friends, Jeff snd Sandy
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    Northbound reacted to 800steve in Clova-Lost Wallet   
    A few years ago a guy we ride with took the wrong jacket at the Chapel. We rode to Onachaway for lunch and while eating a guy comes over to our table and says to our rider You have my jacket, he laughed and said yes they look the same. He then said in a louder voice, YOU have MY jacket. He was right. Lucky we had talked with him at the Chapel and had mentioned we were headed to Onachaway for lunch. His wallet and phone were in the jacket. Our rider bought him a beer and apologized for the mistake and he was ok, but could have been a bad day for him.
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    Northbound reacted to groomer in Pics from the Matapedia Valley !!!   
    hi zeusand and blueblood !!!
     
    i know a few wardens in town....if i think about it ....i ll ask if they have statistic about that ..i remember , maybe 17 years ago...coming back early morning...dead deer on the trail...he was still warm
     
    yaaa...snow banks is getting high ...don t like that much ...not much room 
    sunny day !!!
     
    jean-guy
     








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    Northbound reacted to groomer in Pics from the Matapedia Valley !!!   
    bonsoir gt rider !!!
    i guess so ...glad ,yesterday , i pushed extra snow on both sides of the trail at that big clearcut before the  hill with antler!!!
    on the other post ...the garage at the '' school bus ''....almost sank and stalled the machine right at the height of the garage....and just a bit up the trail along the field ...there was 3-4 ' of drifted snow for half a mile there !!!
    on my way to bed soon !!!
     
    jean-guy


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    Northbound reacted to groomer in Pics from the Matapedia Valley !!!   
    hi blueblood !!!
     
    back from grooming at 8 pm...15 hrs run .....windy and sunny ....traffic was late...started around 2 pm ...big drifts...
     
    jean-guy
















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    Northbound got a reaction from 182ray in What an honour   
    Congratulations Bill. You and JD have welcomed so many to the HI now Delta over the years, you truly deserve this recognition. You are a true gentleman.
           Your friends, Jeff snd Sandy
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    Northbound reacted to groomer in Pics from the Matapedia Valley !!!   
    yaaa...and around the gaspesie...saw that a few mins ago...must nt be nice on the trails with that wind !!!
    pics ...before arriving in that plantation not to far from church !!!
    there was 4 
     
    jean-guy





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    Northbound reacted to GT Rider in GT 2019   
    Monday






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    Northbound got a reaction from vt_bluyamaha54 in Leaving Tuesday   
    BTY a big kudos to the skidoo dealer down from the hotel. We had a frozen clutch on one sled. After several galant attempts, not wanting to destroy a belt, I gave them a call. They were down here within 15 minutes with a tracked quad runner and towed it back to their shop to warm it up. They called a couple hrs later said it was warm, they rode it and everything was ok. We went down to pick it up and they said N/C. It would be hard to find service like that, at least where we're from.  Thank you