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Quick two day trip in Charlevoix area

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Did a quick two day loop this weekend.  Trails were mint the whole way.  Got a little thin towards the North but still very good.  Saturday was 34F all day which was a bit odd for January but the trails stayed together.  Its nice that they groom to the top of the old NORAD site in Mont-Apica now.    

 

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Nice run.  Could you tell me where you started from and how long of a drive it was (by vehicle) to get there.  Thank you.

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Well... its my secret parking spot but since we are all friends here I'll spill the beans.  The parking spot is at the end of the local orange trail where the green way point is.  Its somehow associated with the owners of Motel Charley which is the motel icon shown near it.  Its a 5 min drive from the parking spot.  Great place to stay, cheap, and they sell passes, plus the owner (Joanne) is a snowmobiler, so she's good for intel.  The parking spot is $10/day per truck.  Its secure and the people that run it live right there.  A lot of the locals in the area use this spot too.  Been going here on and off over the last 10 years.  Its also a great starting point because you are quickly into the mountains and you're hitting the good stuff right away.  Its also a great last minute place to launch from because there are a bunch of motels in the area in case Motel Charley is booked. Or just drive directly to the parking spot and go.  Below is the exact location.  GPS says 5 hours from Lake George but its usually closer to 6 with all the stops.  If your headed toward Lake-Saint-Jean its as good or better than starting from St. Raymond.

275 Côte Sainte-Anne
Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, QC G0A 3C0, Canada

47.021030, -70.940047

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Thank you very much!  Great option as a starting point.  I am maybe 40 minutes from LG so not a bad drive.  I will not share this info outside this circle...  Thanks again.

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