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13 hours ago, groomer said:

bonsoir quebec bob !!!

yaaa...narrow ...but side road only.....once on logging rd ....lot wider ...

and those guys have cb radio...so, road must be a little wider at a few places to give a chance to meet

can t tell where it is ...maybe on the way up to faribault camp....46 miles area or somewhere at the 50 miles up to la cache!!!

 

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No job for a rookie driving that load!!

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1 hour ago, quebec bob said:

No job for a rookie driving that load!!

good morning !!!

yaaa....not for amateurs !!!

i used to go often on logging road to take pics...not anymore !!!

few old pics from 06 ...coming from a few miles up la cache and down to the mill  !!!

few fleurries this morning ...windy and -11c !!!

 

jean-guy

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bonsoir !!!

an extra 6 ''...storm almost kaputt now...snowing very lightly..

storm started at 3 pm....strangely,friend coming from rimouski ...posted at 6 30 on fb....and  started snowing in sayabec...

met a guy from st andré...at the dealership earlier today .....up the hills next to  matapedia...trails were groomed....about 18 '' of snow there ...let say this morning 

nephew went riding off th trail last weekend....needed more..

getting very close !!!

few pics to put everyone in the mood !!!

 

jean-guy

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bonsoir 

 

took pics after lunch  coming from amqui by the back roads....mild temps ...snowing right now

all pics around albertville

 

jean-guy

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11 minutes ago, smclelan said:

Looks like lots of snow on the ground.  Any word on when you will start your winter job?

hi steven !!!

 

did nt forget you ....not yet .....coming back on the back roads behind lac saumon toward albertville...some fields could be better...still ca see the hay 

my sister in amqui lives next to the trail...halfway between select hotel and polaris dealer....could be better there too ...no grooming yet there..

b i l in amqui told me that the best spots for now ski  hill area ...

big snowflakes right now...but falling down slowly ... -6c !!!

 

jean-guy

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1 hour ago, artsled said:

Another year of grooming!😀😀😀❄️☃️

good morning artsled !!!

 

yaaaa....beginning of my 20 th season of grooming !!!

still grey sky ....-9c 

 

jean-guy

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bonsoir !!!

brought my '' sport car '' home....just too bad...left albertville ...just before darkness !!!

only -4c when i landed home around 7 pm !!!

down to st fidele cb in the morning !!!

 

jean-guy

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54 minutes ago, Pipeman said:

So it begins👍 Thank you so much for all that you do and the reports that you give us, it is greatly appreciated.

bonsoir pipeman !!!

 

the fun is started......earliest start since 5-6 years maybe !!!

bienvenue et merci ...the grooming and weather reports are  back on the menu !!!

about 10 - 11 hrs run tomorrow !!!

no too many pics today ....

 

jean-guy

 

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8 hours ago, smclelan said:

Looking forward to your reports!

good morning smclelan !!!

 

getting ready to go down st fidele cb !!!.....did nt sleep much !!!

-15c and grey sky !!!

more pics tonight !!!

 

jean-guy

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8 hours ago, Florida Snowman said:

Welcome back to your office in the race car JG!

Thanks again for all your efforts, information, posts & pictures!

 

bonsoir tom !!!

many thx...very appreciated...

back from grooming tq 5 ...left around 8 15 am....back at 6 30 pm 

for the first run ...very happy with quantity of snow...there was a few '' quebecois tourists ''  at the st fidele cb ...they said coming from cross point ....all nice !!!

tons of moose tracks....saw 2 deer...exiting town !!!

 

jean-guy

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20 minutes ago, smclelan said:

Great first day Jean Guy!!  Are those groomer tracks I see in front of the warming shack on the other side of the cable bridge?

 

 

hi steven !!!

yes....talked with the '' tourists '' there ...and they said ...cross point side has been groomed 10 days ago ....they said snow was very good up the hills...less at the warming hut !!!

a big surprise ...pic 14 on the other post ....the stand...right on the trail....mid way long hill ste marguerite !!!

 

jean-guy

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bonsoir !!!

great day til 5 10 pm ....my day ended with a '' quebec word ''...

on my way up to the lake..about 4 miles before the lake...climbing a small hill ...i down shifted...then....diiiiiinnnnggg !!!

axle  kaputt ...split in 2 ...passenger side !!!

 

jean-guy

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37 minutes ago, PLAYHARD said:

Quebec word?...  Tbk!

Glad you're safe & it's not blizzard season yet!

Keep kicking the tires and work out the bugs!

bonsoir playhard  !!!

 

yaaa...and probably a few more that you never heard of...hahha...not that bad...did nt want to bring my blood pressure too high...

well , thats part of grooming ...right side track mostly always in deep snow...more '' pressure on that side...work harder...and the machine is 10 Y/ o

according to the guys who came to rescue me...not that bad for the job ...machine is slightly uphill

closest rd...about 7 miles...

rock'n roll weather right now...windy ...snowing heavy at times !!!

 

jean-guy

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6 minutes ago, smclelan said:

Holy that sucks!!  Will they tow you out or will they try to fix it trail side?

 

president was with me...talked about that 

machine is about 2.5 miles from the corner of the rd for the '' 16 miles '' ...that rd has been plowed for lat time about 10 days ago...

it ll be too expensive to bring a truck there...need a loader or tractor to pull the machine...and according to the guys....pulling the machine....everything will fall down ...track ...sprocket ..etc...so , less troubles to go by sled....

lets say ...truck at 125.00$$ an hr ...loader...around 100.00$$$......a bit too expensive...need to plow trail for 2.5 miles...if not all the road from the  16 miles..

 

jean-guy

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'' things '' in green !!!!

should recognize the little camp on the right side...trail pass almost on the porch !!!

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bonjour !!!

 

too busy ,forgot to post 

december 7 th .....1990 

mid november storm ,3 ' of snow and then another foot on december 6 th !!!

chez nous cest skidooo !!!

 

grey and black sky this morning , -3c at the airport !!!

 

jean-guy

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