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Franck
07-03-2012, 07:13 PM
Hi guys !
here are some pictures of our last week-end trip. After a 2hrs drive from Québec city we were almost in the middle of nowhere ( 47°55'56.27"N , 70°14'30.04"O). Our very good friend Louise own a lodge there and we decided to go for a trail each day. in total we did 159 kms without seeing any asphalt ;) but we succeeded to get to some of the most beautiful sceneries that Quebec's province has to offer : the Charlevoix mountains with its thousand lakes.
speaking of them : as the 2 last weeks were mostly rainy most of those lakes were overflowing ... making the trails ... interesting to say the least :clap2:
enough saying, here are the pictures of those 2 great days :

time to air down :

http://i526.photobucket.com/albums/cc345/kefran23/la%20Charlevoix/DSCF1166.jpg

our recon quad, driven by Louise during the 2 days. she did such a good job for us !

http://i526.photobucket.com/albums/cc345/kefran23/la%20Charlevoix/DSCF1168.jpg

entering day1 trail, destination : Lake Louise, elevation 2572 feet :

http://i526.photobucket.com/albums/cc345/kefran23/la%20Charlevoix/DSCF1171.jpg

Louise making her job with the compass :

http://i526.photobucket.com/albums/cc345/kefran23/la%20Charlevoix/DSCF1178.jpg

we decided to take a shortcut to save 30 kms :

http://i526.photobucket.com/albums/cc345/kefran23/la%20Charlevoix/DSCF1180.jpg

http://i526.photobucket.com/albums/cc345/kefran23/la%20Charlevoix/DSCF1184.jpg

http://i526.photobucket.com/albums/cc345/kefran23/la%20Charlevoix/DSCF1193.jpg

finally back on the trail after a good funtime with the rigs :

http://i526.photobucket.com/albums/cc345/kefran23/la%20Charlevoix/DSCF1198.jpg

some passes are becoming tight :

http://i526.photobucket.com/albums/cc345/kefran23/la%20Charlevoix/DSCF1213.jpg

http://i526.photobucket.com/albums/cc345/kefran23/la%20Charlevoix/DSCF1215.jpg

then we arrived at our first stop for a little break time,

Vladimir posing with his rig :

http://i526.photobucket.com/albums/cc345/kefran23/la%20Charlevoix/DSCF1223.jpg

and Cheetah with your servitor :

http://i526.photobucket.com/albums/cc345/kefran23/la%20Charlevoix/DSCF1224.jpg

and don't forget our ladies :

http://i526.photobucket.com/albums/cc345/kefran23/la%20Charlevoix/DSCF1227.jpg

back on the trail for the destination run :

http://i526.photobucket.com/albums/cc345/kefran23/la%20Charlevoix/DSCF1240.jpg

crossing a little creek :

http://i526.photobucket.com/albums/cc345/kefran23/la%20Charlevoix/DSCF1247.jpg

final section before the top :

http://i526.photobucket.com/albums/cc345/kefran23/la%20Charlevoix/DSCF1252.jpg

and suddenly : WOW !

http://i526.photobucket.com/albums/cc345/kefran23/la%20Charlevoix/DSCF1258.jpg

our 2 rigs enjoying the view :

http://i526.photobucket.com/albums/cc345/kefran23/la%20Charlevoix/DSCF1257.jpg

taking advantage of the "scenic road" :brows:

http://i526.photobucket.com/albums/cc345/kefran23/la%20Charlevoix/DSCF1266.jpg

some rocks looking like old bones :

http://i526.photobucket.com/albums/cc345/kefran23/la%20Charlevoix/DSCF1272.jpg

end of the road ... time to get back to the lodge :

http://i526.photobucket.com/albums/cc345/kefran23/la%20Charlevoix/DSCF1273.jpg

some fun while going down (cheetah was at its max flex here ...):

http://i526.photobucket.com/albums/cc345/kefran23/la%20Charlevoix/DSCF1276.jpg

some more great scenery :

http://i526.photobucket.com/albums/cc345/kefran23/la%20Charlevoix/DSCF1280.jpg

crossing some water ... deeper than i first thought :

http://i526.photobucket.com/albums/cc345/kefran23/la%20Charlevoix/DSCF1284.jpg

back at the lodge, it was time for a great BBQ with Louise parents :)

http://i526.photobucket.com/albums/cc345/kefran23/la%20Charlevoix/DSCF1300.jpg

while the girls decided to take some well earned rest at the lodge (with some great wine ...) Vladimir and I decided that it was time for a night wash :

http://i526.photobucket.com/albums/cc345/kefran23/la%20Charlevoix/DSCF1304.jpg

http://i526.photobucket.com/albums/cc345/kefran23/la%20Charlevoix/DSCF1313.jpg

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2 happy friends :

http://i526.photobucket.com/albums/cc345/kefran23/la%20Charlevoix/DSCF1324.jpg

DAY 2 : this time we were heading to Lake H, most of the distance will have to be done using a powerline trail with some obstacles promising some fun.

back on the "road" :

http://i526.photobucket.com/albums/cc345/kefran23/la%20Charlevoix/DSCF1325.jpg

once again : lakes are everywhere

http://i526.photobucket.com/albums/cc345/kefran23/la%20Charlevoix/DSCF1328.jpg

using the first powerline trail for some kms :

http://i526.photobucket.com/albums/cc345/kefran23/la%20Charlevoix/DSCF1333.jpg

then back in the woods to reach the second powerline :

http://i526.photobucket.com/albums/cc345/kefran23/la%20Charlevoix/DSCF1335.jpg

http://i526.photobucket.com/albums/cc345/kefran23/la%20Charlevoix/DSCF1339.jpg

second powerline, it's getting really tight for our rigs :

http://i526.photobucket.com/albums/cc345/kefran23/la%20Charlevoix/DSCF1345.jpg

http://i526.photobucket.com/albums/cc345/kefran23/la%20Charlevoix/DSCF1346.jpg

as said earlier : most of the lakes were overflowing :

http://i526.photobucket.com/albums/cc345/kefran23/la%20Charlevoix/DSCF1347.jpg

http://i526.photobucket.com/albums/cc345/kefran23/la%20Charlevoix/DSCF1348.jpg

http://i526.photobucket.com/albums/cc345/kefran23/la%20Charlevoix/DSCF1349.jpg

time for some fun with the rigs as the trail became more and more accidented :

http://i526.photobucket.com/albums/cc345/kefran23/la%20Charlevoix/DSCF1354.jpg

http://i526.photobucket.com/albums/cc345/kefran23/la%20Charlevoix/DSCF1356.jpg

and then for some challenge :doh:

http://i526.photobucket.com/albums/cc345/kefran23/la%20Charlevoix/DSCF1361.jpg

http://i526.photobucket.com/albums/cc345/kefran23/la%20Charlevoix/DSCF1365.jpg

http://i526.photobucket.com/albums/cc345/kefran23/la%20Charlevoix/DSCF1374.jpg

but what goes down must go up at some time :

http://i526.photobucket.com/albums/cc345/kefran23/la%20Charlevoix/DSCF1386.jpg

finally approaching our destination, Lake H :

http://i526.photobucket.com/albums/cc345/kefran23/la%20Charlevoix/DSCF1396.jpg

and here it is in all its splendor :

http://i526.photobucket.com/albums/cc345/kefran23/la%20Charlevoix/DSCF1400.jpg

life is good ! :

http://i526.photobucket.com/albums/cc345/kefran23/la%20Charlevoix/DSCF1402.jpg

our recon team : Louise and my wife

http://i526.photobucket.com/albums/cc345/kefran23/la%20Charlevoix/DSCF1404.jpg

then it was time to hit back the road to Quebec city :

http://i526.photobucket.com/albums/cc345/kefran23/la%20Charlevoix/DSCF1443.jpg

while there we decided that we had to buy Quebec's best cheese (Migneron of Charlevoix) directly at the farm where it is produced :

http://i526.photobucket.com/albums/cc345/kefran23/la%20Charlevoix/DSCF1455.jpg

http://i526.photobucket.com/albums/cc345/kefran23/la%20Charlevoix/DSCF1458.jpg

and finally, in the far background, Quebec city and the St Lawrence river :

http://i526.photobucket.com/albums/cc345/kefran23/la%20Charlevoix/DSCF1467.jpg

et voila !

I hope you enjoyed those pics as we did taking them :blush: we had a blast all 2 days long and we will surely get back here soon, as there are many many more kms of exploration to do there !!! :yup:

all the best !

Maxydouda
07-03-2012, 08:29 PM
Bravo !


I'm a jealous guy ! Thanks for the great pictures of a fantastic region.

:thumb:

jktubby
07-03-2012, 08:32 PM
Seems like a whole lot of fun!!! Love the sites you all have around there :clap2:

MTG
07-05-2012, 07:46 AM
Cool pics thanks for sharing!

wayoflife
07-05-2012, 02:29 PM
awesome!! can't believe how green everything is up there. i really like the shot of you guys just about to cross the still waters with your headlights on :thumb:

JKRay
07-06-2012, 02:13 AM
Wow just beautiful!