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12 days, 4 regions, 893miles, in Quebec.

Region 4, Mauricie: Clova, Parent.

September 15 & 16th, 2006

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At the crack of dawn, we gear up. Let's get out of here before the mosquitoes wake up! No time for pictures, we pack it up and fly.

Luckily, they did'nt seem to follow us...I imagine we simply picked up the wrong spot to camp last night!


It's soooo much more enjoyable without the bugs! We can really relax and enjoy the superb trails ahead of us.


Too bad we did'nt keep rolling for a little bit yesterday, right here would have been a perfect spot for the night. What can you do? It's always hard to decide when to stop, you might be stopping short of the ideal spot you've been looking for...


We are leaving Abitibi to enter the fourth and last region we'll visit: La Mauricie


Welcome to Clova! Over here, it's somewhat the same concept as in Miquelon: All in one, except that the towns population is almost 4 times bigger. That's about 40 !


Can you read the name on the sign? Yes, it's Clovas' Ski-doo dealer!! Confidence inspiring...


The good thing about these small towns is that you don't have to spent a whole lot of time to visit them. C'mon Honey, let's go to Parent!


After many miles on more or less marked trails, we end up on a forest road with absolutely no indications...It's the return of the GPS festival....After trying one road that ended up in a dead end, we turn around and it's on our way back that we notice the small arrows that indicate the trail. They were simply installed on the back of the road signs...Pretty clever...

Following a caucus, the decision is unanimously made to take "the large trail" to Parent...Yahoooo!


After a liitle more than a year, we're to Parent and our favorite spot is available. Yessss!!


So we decide to celebrate with a little cold one, and then another, and then another...


Parent. After more than 15 year of quadding, last year was our first time here and now, we feel like coming back every year


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Yeah ! A whole day without riding.
Yeah ! Leaves us enjoying
the scenery surrounding.
It's quite a blessing.
Bof... We're getting closer...
Bof... Tomorrow we'll be back in region 1 and possibly even back to camp...and that means the end of the ride...Sniff...Sniff...


Today, september 16th, 2006, we awake to the morning fog...Or maybe it's just a side effect from the few cold ones...


Skies are clearing, it'll be a perfect day to relax, do a bit of maintenance (oil change)....


...Scrape off a layer of dust (read: take a shower...). and treat ourselves to fire grilled steaks and a bottle of good wine (whatever the brand, in the woods, they're all good...). Check out the master of fire at his best...


Hummmm!! Lookin' good!!


After a well deserved break and a great meal washed down with a just as great wine, the best thing to do is to test the trailers' landing gear. Tonight's the night...Honeyyyyy.....



Les trucs et conseils
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To take a good hot shower, just fill the vinyl pouch with water from the lake or river, let it sit in the sun for a few hours and, voilà!

Seriously, it'll warm up water really nicely and, if you use a reasonnable amount of water, there'll be enough for two shwers.

When your ready to leave, you can just fold it or roll it and it'll take very little room in your luggage.

AAAhhh...Feels good...
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50C   122F
  40C   104F
30C   86F
20C   68F
10C   50F
0C   32F
-5C   23F
-10C   14F
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Very easy: Forest roads, roads,and more roads. Oh! yes there's also this littlte bit of trail...







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  • Miles the 15th: 113
  • Miles the 16th: 0
  • Miles to date: 731
  • Beer: $15.00
  • Pizza: $15.00
  • Food: $97.70
  • Gaz: $0
    (Lesson: quads cost less to feed than humans)








Les Oscars-The Oscars:
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The Sun: Warmer temps lets us dry our clothes and allows us to have a hot shower!




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The 15th:

Déjeuner/ Breakfast: Bread and peanut butter, on the run.

Dîner / Lunch: Tuna +cheese +chips. Oh well...

Souper / Dinner: City dwellers' delight: Pizza and beers at the chic Central Hotel (Voted unanimously as best pizza of the trip by both of us.)





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The 16th:

Déjeuner/ Breakfast:
A BIG breakfast: Eggs, bacon, beans, toasts and coffee. Ouf! I'm full!

Dîner / Lunch: 
Big breakfast served late = we skip lunch.

Souper / Dinner:
Fire grilled steaks, maple and bacon cured potatoes (you remember the recipe?) all of this washed down with a few glasses of vino tinto. What a feast!!






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