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    Quote Originally Posted by JeepGSD View Post
    Awesome pictures of what looks like an amazing trip! Is the large cloud of black smoke a forest fire?

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    Yes
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucky j View Post
    Nce pcs! A little info on what road it was taken could be nice!

    but seeing this, Is making me add to the travel list.

    thank you!
    We slabbed up the James Bay Highway. On the return we took Rue Du Nord and a series of logging roads back to Ottawa. We did a fair amount of exploring side trails and gravel roads whenever the opportunity presented itself. One night of 7 was spent in a formal campground, the rest was bush camping. Lots of trails to explore up there if you have the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xkid View Post
    Great pics, nice rigs and good camping spots.

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    Wow, very impressive. Got to try to figure out how to get out there. I see bug nets some nights, were the
    bugs a real issue? What were the dates of travel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cruiserpilot View Post
    Wow, very impressive. Got to try to figure out how to get out there. I see bug nets some nights, were the
    bugs a real issue? What were the dates of travel?
    We traveled the first week of June. The bugs were sort of hit and miss. We purposely tried to camp on hills or near bodies of water, wind was our friend. No question there were bugs until the sunset, to accommodate this we traveled until about 7 pm each day before findings somewhere to camp. One of the guys had an awning with a bug screen, it saved the day a couple of nights. Once the sunset the bugs disappeared and we enjoyed a camp fire each night. I've been up that way before, the last week of August and bugs weren't an issue on that trip at all. If planning a trip I'd say late May or early September would be the best bet. The summer months are brutal up there for black flies and mossies. Hope that helps
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    Thanks, that helps. Seems to be the norm for Canadian northern travel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cruiserpilot View Post
    Thanks, that helps. Seems to be the norm for Canadian northern travel.

    For sure. Someday I'd enjoy a winter trip up that way, scenery would likely be pretty spectacular.
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    Tanks for the info.

    and about the bugs, I was in the wood on the last weekend of may, we pass the 51 parallel and bugs were really shy. 10 days later, I was again close to the 51, but higher in altitude, and even with warm days, no bugs for the entire week. But to me, it was a first for almost 40 year in that location. But as soon as I got back along the st-laurence river, they were waiting for me.

    so yep, northern quebec and labrador, bugs are coming out urly to mid june, and get better by mid august. And as I am writing this, the noseehum or water ever are out. Dang.

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    Awesome pictures. Looks like a lot of fun was had.

    Thank-you for sharing.

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