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Posted: 09/03/07 09:55pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

WOW, what a trip. Thanks for sharing. [emoticon]


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Posted: 09/03/07 11:15pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

That will teach you not to stop and ask for directions! Nice adventure.

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Posted: 09/04/07 12:04am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I think this qualifies the question asked by the other poster, "where is the most remote place youve taken your TC...." Very cool. Thanks for the looksy.

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Posted: 09/04/07 11:05am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Your title reminded me of two excellent books I have read - a couple of times actually. Both are by Tom Bodette and are about his friends and neighbors in Homer, Alaska. Read them, you'll love them. I keep mine in the TC. The first is "End Of The Road" and the second is "Big Garage On Clearshot". Read them in that order. Amazon has them pretty cheap. How about a book report by those of you who have read them?

See you soon on the American Road !


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Posted: 09/04/07 11:34am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

As threatened, here's more:
Close to the end of the James Bay road, at km600, you can drive west for 90km to the Cree town of Chisasibi.(paved all the way!) From there it is 18 km of gravel out to the shore of James Bay. We drove out there, liked it, so we drove back to Chisasibi and tracked down Sherman of the Mandow Agency and asked if it was OK if we camped out there. He said sure. So we drove back out.
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We were able to drive right down to the bay.
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This is where the Cree keep their freighter canoes, huge, solid wood canoes not like any others I'd seen before...these are probably 20 ft long and must weight 2 tons!
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We were able to tuck right in to the rock alder, as the fog began to roll in off the water
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A beautiful spot, with a view of the bay
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The next day dawned bright and clear, if a little cold (39degreesF)
We put in the inflatable kayak and went for a paddle on the Arctic Ocean (well, technically anyway).
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We got to see them launch a canoe. They use wood rollers to push it down the rocky beach. I wondered how they did it, because they sure look heavy. [image]

After drying the gear
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We packed up and headed back to start the Trans Taiga road.
The land is beautiful and lush, in its own way. Here is a thick carpet of caribou moss. In the fall, huge herds of 100,000 plus caribou come through here to graze.
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We refilled the fuel in Chisasibi, and stopped that evening at the Robert Bourassa Reservoir at km64 on the Trans-Taiga[image]

We were the only ones there. As a matter of fact, we did not meet any other "recreational" travelers on the whole Trans-Taiga road.
It was a lovely spot:
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Posted: 09/04/07 09:31pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Wow. What a fabulous trip. I especially like the Advanced Elements kayaks. They really allow access in remote locations. Good for fishing too! And I thought northern Nevada was out in the sticks. Thanks for sharing.
Good luck and good camping.


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Posted: 09/05/07 12:01am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Superb. I found your camp spot on Google Earth. Neat!

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Posted: 09/05/07 12:28am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Well, that is a long way to go to get a way from civilization! And Tom Bodette will still keep a light on for ya. [emoticon]
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Posted: 09/05/07 05:27pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Here's a link for your next trip!

Quebec - Labrador - Newfoundland - Nova Scotia - New Brunswick


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Posted: 09/05/07 06:01pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Wow. Exceptional expedition. This IS truly an expedition, and I think that you just won the Grand Prix of remote places award [emoticon]

...my better half made a much shorter expedition than your's a few years ago, up to Havre St-Pierre (a few hundred kilometers past the 389 cutoff at Baie Comeau to Labrador), with her cousin, in a pickup topper. They then went out to explore the myriad islands in the Gulf.

Two summers ago we took the Outfitter Caribou up to Tadoussac, then the Zec Chauvan area...

Keep the photos coming!

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