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2020 Riviere du Loup Trail Conditions

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After a foot of snow yesterday we thought the trails would be soft with no steering grip. Wrong. Despite the sparse groomer report this morning, many trails had been groomed, and those that weren't were still packed from yesterday's traffic. Plus we met lots of groomers during our ride.

All was well until we decided to take the green trails back to RDL from the Verte club house and hug the St. Lawrence. Quite a ways in we lost the couple sled tracks we were following. Conditions were drifty and deep snow. We doubled back a ways and found an old trail a couple sleds used and was going in the right direction. Really a sketchy trail and surprised we made it thru to the main trail. Then had any miles where some wheeled vehicle went thru. There were areas by the river where all the snow was blown off the trail, and along the river with huge ice heaves. Once we got to the helecoptor pad the rest of the way was fine.

We did see one stuck groomer. He had a helper who was putting big pieces of wood under the cleats to get traction. Never saw that before. Worked slick.

The snow in many areas is now deep enough you would not want to try off trail, even in some of the fields.

mike

 

 

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Mike, what's the Intel saying about the Levis area? Thinking about dropping there Wednesday morning and headed your way, but haven't read much about that run? Would probably spend two nights at your headquarters and loop back on Friday. Any info is much appreciated! Any wine left in house?

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Terry,  to Club Hiboux is excellent, then SW to St. Pamphile is excellent. Friends said  from St, Pamphille to Lac Etchemin is great. Levis east to Club Hiboux I haven't heard.

The wine situation is dire. 

Hope to see you.

mike

 

 

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George stayed home, nursing another hang over. Will have to bring him next trip due to popular demand.

I am staying til at least Friday, will be good to see you.

mike

 

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23 hours ago, neksledr said:

Mike, what's the Intel saying about the Levis area? Thinking about dropping there Wednesday morning and headed your way, but haven't read much about that run? Would probably spend two nights at your headquarters and loop back on Friday. Any info is much appreciated! Any wine left in house?

We rode on the north side from Quebec City to St Raymond this past weekend.  Rough on trail 3 but they did get a little more snow when we were there.

Driving home on route 20, it looked like there was OK snow at Berniers, Normandin.  A few trailers parked there.  The groomer map shows that the groomers have been out.  Trail 35 or 55 will probably have a little better snow cover than 5.

Have a good ride.

Jack & Sandi

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Rode to St. Pamphile today with Farmer Old, Tammy and Jak. Awesome trails on a sunny but frigid day. First time ever St. Pamphile club house not open. Went to the restaurant in town. Very awesome food.  Jak's 900T still only using about 3 liters more than my 900 ACE at fill ups. Pretty impressive. Lots of moose tracks in various areas but haven't seen one yet.

mike

 

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