DavidN

What is Trail # 43 like from Temiscaming to Waltham

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Hello!

We are looking to do a loop starting from North bay on Sunday and crossing into the Quebec Trails at Temiscaming and taking #43 to cross back east into Ontario at Pembroke (waltham). Can anyone advise what 43 is like as I'm trying to ensure it isn't a rail line (Like #63). I've checked it out on google maps satellite and it APPEARS to be a seasonal road so I'm encouraged by that.

Also hoping that Lance's convenience is open and has gas at the halfway point.

Any advice or comments on this trek would be great. Plan is to do the return leg of the loop from Pembroke to North bay on the Ontario side.

Thank you!!!

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Lance is open to 7PM and open at 9AM as far as I remember.

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Any chance anyone can also confirm what trail #43 is like? It appears to be a seasonal road which would be great, but just hoping to confirm its not a railbed.

 

Thank you!!!

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We rode that trail Friday. Not great because of brush in places but very passable.You just need to pay attention.

I would say 3 out of 5 stars. Gas station in Swisha is open.

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Might be a day too late with this... but. 

1:  There is a nice large bridge here the 386 heads north 

2:  Don't take this local orange trail unless  you like up/down/twisty 

Lots of downhill from 2  - 3 

3: intersection is a Y... might not be marked as a trail ( orange was not groomed last year.. possibility was this year ) 

L - Gas @ Lances  easy to find.   - last 5 miles into Lances is road(but usually perfect) ... only 1 small bush section just before town. 

 

Swisha.GIF

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Ahh, the memories. I spent a few hours with Lance years ago with a seized crank shaft. Got booted from his gas station when it closed and spent some time at the local pub up the road before finally getting someone to deliver myself and sled to NorthBay. I must say that town is one of a kind.

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