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Solo exploration North of the 49th parallel

Toulnustouc river region

Photos and Text by Taavi Rutishauser

 English version to come…

Destination pour la longue fin de semaine : région de la centrale Toulnustouc, et de la rivière portant le même nom. Je me mets en mode exploration, question de voir s’il n’y a pas une façon de déterminer une route potentielle de bikepacking dans cette région. Je ne m’attendais pas à autant!

Ce sont d’immenses terres de la couronne, donc libres d’accès pour rouler et camper. Les superbes spots de camping abondent sur les bords de rivières et lacs. Attention aux présences soutenues d’ours, loups, lynx et autres…alors les mesures préventives (bangers/spray/nourriture) étaient de vigueur!

On doit aimer les côtes pour aller là, parce que ce sont de vraies montagnes russes avec des pentes de 8-16% sans répits! Nul doute que c’est spécial de rouler en territoire si isolé, sans croiser quiconque, à l’exception de 2 couples en quad, qui avaient l’air aussi surpris que moi de croiser quelqu’un!

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