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How are the conditions doing on the Quebec shore. No concrete dates on the trip im doing yet but I know it’ll ither be the second week in March or during the last week. How are the conditions near the end of March between aguonish and sept isle. I’m sure the white road will still be great during this time. 

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No 1st hand info, other than iMotoneige groomer updates, but the hoteliers between Tadoussac & Sept Isles all said there are plenty of sleds coming thru. Four of us are headed that way next week:

Day 1, Sun 2/24) Trois-Rivières to St Simeon Hotel L’Horizon 360km/224mi

Day 2, Mon 2/25) St Simeon to Baie-Comeau Travel Lodge 438km/272mi

Day 3, Tues 2/26) Baie-Comeau to Sept-Isles Comfort Inn 285km/177mi

Day 4, Wed 2/27) Sept-Isles to Forestville Econolodge 447km/278mi

Day 5, Thurs 2/28) Forestville to La Malbaie Fairmont 294km/183mi

Day 6, Fri 3/1) La Malbaie to Trois-Rivières 319km/198mi

 

Cote Nord Gas

Tadoussac

Sacre-Coeur

Les Escoumins

Portneuf-sur-Mer

Forestville

Colombier

Baie-Comeau

Forestier d’Antan

Godbout

Port-Cartier

Sept-Isles

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On 2/17/2019 at 4:46 PM, PLAYHARD said:

No 1st hand info, other than iMotoneige groomer updates, but the hoteliers between Tadoussac & Sept Isles all said there are plenty of sleds coming thru. Four of us are headed that way next week:

Day 1, Sun 2/24) Trois-Rivières to St Simeon Hotel L’Horizon 360km/224mi

Day 2, Mon 2/25) St Simeon to Baie-Comeau Travel Lodge 438km/272mi

Day 3, Tues 2/26) Baie-Comeau to Sept-Isles Comfort Inn 285km/177mi

Day 4, Wed 2/27) Sept-Isles to Forestville Econolodge 447km/278mi

Day 5, Thurs 2/28) Forestville to La Malbaie Fairmont 294km/183mi

Day 6, Fri 3/1) La Malbaie to Trois-Rivières 319km/198mi

 

Cote Nord Gas

Tadoussac

Sacre-Coeur

Les Escoumins

Portneuf-sur-Mer

Forestville

Colombier

Baie-Comeau

Forestier d’Antan

Godbout

Port-Cartier

Sept-Isles

http://fcmq.viaexplora.com/i?s=IwGgnGAMlgHJIDaBaAbJAzOgrCbqAmbBbWAFjGFwLNVjAF0QFFhgB2DeSVEYMsjDB8MYDBlDBoEdiGT9y7AnLbBY2DCoKjYBJijZhsRDLIKosYXh0jACyjnDpyC7aPxWRs7WKGTaxKwYgA&r=2

 

 

Leaving shawinigan Tuesday with the same destination.

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4 hours ago, Phil 1 said:

Leaving shawinigan Tuesday with the same destination.

Cool!  Thanks for breaking trail! 

Save some snow for us! 

Stop in for a JD if you see Monker!

 

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12 hours ago, PLAYHARD said:

Cool!  Thanks for breaking trail! 

Save some snow for us! 

Stop in for a JD if you see Monker!

 

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Sorry Tuesday the 26th we’ll be behind you, but will keep an eye open for the Monker.

Red BC, Black 850 and 2,  900T’s...

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13 hours ago, PLAYHARD said:

Cool!  Thanks for breaking trail! 

Save some snow for us! 

Stop in for a JD if you see Monker!

 

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PLAYHARD we will be breaking trail for you. Going to be one day ahead of you. 

Departing Sacre Coer Sunday morning.

Sunday- Sacre Couer to Baie Comeau

Monday -Baie Comeau to Sept-iles

Tuesday - Sept-iles to hopefully Forestville

Wed. - Pelchat Trail to Mt Valin for couple days  

Our first time for this region. Is Sept-iles to Forestville relative easy day if weather is good? Map looks like eastern part maybe fast running. Looking forward to the roller coaster section. 

If you have already registered your grooming request bumping it up 24 HR would be greatly appreciated. 

I'll watch for Monker.

 

 

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Thanks for taking the point Fuse6!  Pas du problem advancing the surfacers!  

Sorry if this is obvious, but: That sector sure can change with blowy snow, just like across the way in MSP/etc.  "It all looks flat on the map!"

It's been 5 years (yikes) but I don't remember us hurting from the "Sept-iles to hopefully Forestville" ride.  It did seem to click better with the horses facing the barn.

 

 

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7 hours ago, Fuse6 said:

Map looks like eastern part maybe fast running.

Some is pole lines and very fast. Wednesday we will likely be headed to forestville on the Pelchant. Keep right. 🤣😂

Its a great ride looking forward to the weather cooperating.

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9 hours ago, Phil 1 said:

Sorry Tuesday the 26th we’ll be behind you, but will keep an eye open for the Monker.

Red BC, Black 850 and 2,  900T’s...

What happened to Domenic? No go?

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2 hours ago, Jackstraw said:

What happened to Domenic? No go?

No too much riding for him...🤷🏻‍♂️🤷🏻‍♂️🤷🏻‍♂️

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On 2/19/2019 at 4:52 PM, PLAYHARD said:

Sorry if this is obvious, but: That sector sure can change with blowy snow, just like across the way in MSP/etc.  "It all looks flat on the map!"

 It's been 5 years (yikes) but I don't remember us hurting from the "Sept-iles to hopefully Forestville" ride.  It did seem to click better with the horses facing the barn.

Playhard, Phil1

Last week the weather looked ideal for the Baie Comeau -Sept iles run. 

Not so much now with the snow and wind predicted. I think we will head up to Mont Valin area first for couple days, hope by mid week it settles down so we can hopefully still get out to Sept iles.

 

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6 hours ago, Fuse6 said:

Playhard, Phil1

Last week the weather looked ideal for the Baie Comeau -Sept iles run. 

Not so much now with the snow and wind predicted. I think we will head up to Mont Valin area first for couple days, hope by mid week it settles down so we can hopefully still get out to Sept iles.

 

Fuse we are likely to be in Forestville Wednesday night to begin the ride  north. We’ll keep our location posted here maybe we’ll be on a similar schedule. 

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A few of us are booked to leave Shawinigan direction est Sunday am.

A 12"-24" drop isn't a deal-breaker, but the wind can make for a bugger of a ride. 

Maybe we check out the trois riviere dispensary and hunker down for a few days?

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We will be right behind you on Tuesday, do a good job breaking trail for us, maybe we will see your on the North shore between Godabout and Sep-tile late week, happy trails!!

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Our dates (and the weather) were less flexible than our route. 

So we went 220 magnificently groomed (but not entirely visible) miles north from Drakkar and we're holed up at Chateau Roberval.

Who knew they got a bowling ally?!

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8 hours ago, PLAYHARD said:

Our dates (and the weather) were less flexible than our route. 

So we went 220 magnificently groomed (but not entirely visible) miles north from Drakkar and we're holed up at Chateau Roberval.

Who knew they got a bowling ally?!

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That is a good place to be, but tough conditions leaving there in a storm, wind can be brutal around the lake, we are packed and leaving 5 am Tuesday, hoping to get on the trail by 12 and get 5 or 6 hours in, hopefully snow will be over by the time we start, happy trails.

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On 2/22/2019 at 12:15 PM, Fuse6 said:

Playhard, Phil1

Last week the weather looked ideal for the Baie Comeau -Sept iles run. 

Not so much now with the snow and wind predicted. I think we will head up to Mont Valin area first for couple days, hope by mid week it settles down so we can hopefully still get out to Sept iles.

 

Fuse BJ and I will not be leaving as planned a glitch at home, hopefully we get out later this week. Jackstraw and Eric will be on the trail but not sure of their destination with the current weather. 

I am wishing the entire gang headed to Sept Iles a safe and wonderful ride. 

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2ft of powder...we are supposed to leave at 4 am Tuesday to head there...still going...probably be OK by the time we get there...we will ride some where!!

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10 hours ago, Phil 1 said:

Fuse BJ and I will not be leaving as planned a glitch at home, hopefully we get out later this week. Jackstraw and Eric will be on the trail but not sure of their destination with the current weather. 

I am wishing the entire gang headed to Sept Iles a safe and wonderful ride. 

Phil, we are at Passion now for our second night. Left Sacre Couer yesterday morning, took the local trail off 93 over to the Pelchat trail. Had great ride up to Km31. Starting snowing as we left Km31 heading for Onatchiway Relais. By 3:30 really snowing hard as we gained elevation. We stopped and had a team meeting, Older wise man of our group suggested turning around and head for town. Us other 4 wanted to press on. 5 km further north came to a clear cut area and had zero visibility. Turned around and took a tight formation and GPS to get back to Passion.

This morning left Passion heading north to Onatchiway in 12-16 fresh powder. Beautiful powder riding all the way up to Onatchiway. Proved few times it takes 5 good men to pull de- trailed 1200 out.

Lunch at the relais then headed south down to the Grotte cave. Pretty cool to see. Continued south wanting to extend our loop. Got into the open farm land towards Alma. 

Brutual blizzard conditions once got into the open areas. Terrible drifting and became zero visibility. Worst conditions we ever been in. Had to get on a road and ride north until got back into the trees. Good 40 km ride back to Passion once into the sheltered trails. Snowed all day here. Tremendous amount of snow here. Just the top 6 inches of orange trail markers visible in many areas.

Going to day loop here again tomorrow and then access tomorrow night. 

Looking like our Cote Nord will get modified. Mr Passion said tonight guys tried to head south on Pelchat today and had to turn around.  

Friends just texted from the Gaspe. Had to abort in  Murdochville . Took taxi to Matane to retrieves trucks, bad drive back to Murdochville, not sure they will be able to drive out tomorrow due to wind.

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15 minutes ago, Fuse6 said:

Phil, we are at Passion now for our second night. Left Sacre Couer yesterday morning, took the local trail off 93 over to the Pelchat trail. Had great ride up to Km31. Starting snowing as we left Km31 heading for Onatchiway Relais. By 3:30 really snowing hard as we gained elevation. We stopped and had a team meeting, Older wise man of our group suggested turning around and head for town. Us other 4 wanted to press on. 5 km further north came to a clear cut area and had zero visibility. Turned around and took a tight formation and GPS to get back to Passion.

This morning left Passion heading north to Onatchiway in 12-16 fresh powder. Beautiful powder riding all the way up to Onatchiway. Proved few times it takes 5 good men to pull de- trailed 1200 out.

Lunch at the relais then headed south down to the Grotte cave. Pretty cool to see. Continued south wanting to extend our loop. Got into the open farm land towards Alma. 

Brutual blizzard conditions once got into the open areas. Terrible drifting and became zero visibility. Worst conditions we ever been in. Had to get on a road and ride north until got back into the trees. Good 40 km ride back to Passion once into the sheltered trails. Snowed all day here. Tremendous amount of snow here. Just the top 6 inches of orange trail markers visible in many areas.

Going to day loop here again tomorrow and then access tomorrow night. 

Looking like our Cote Nord will get modified. Mr Passion said tonight guys tried to head south on Pelchat today and had to turn around.  

Friends just texted from the Gaspe. Had to abort in  Murdochville . Took taxi to Matane to retrieves trucks, bad drive back to Murdochville, not sure they will be able to drive out tomorrow due to wind.

This will surely be a storm to remember. Older wiser men got that way for a reason, glad you are safe. We’ll head out at the end of the week hopefully things should be returning to normal by then. Thanks for the update. 

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2 hours ago, Phil 1 said:

Older wiser men got that way for a reason,

Brilliant!!

Best regards from Dolbeau! 

Did the 50 miles from Roberval to the BRP shop over here when the sh#tshow kicked up for real. 

The mile up the road to Diligence was pretty sketchy visibility, so hats off to the (many) sleds that trickled in the rest of the day and evening!

Cote Nord another time. 

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