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    Newfoundland 2016 - Just the tip...of the iceberg

    If you are able to travel through Cape Breton I can point you into a few nice spots, spent a couple years there, sure do miss the coastal areas.
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    Frosty nights on the Trans Taiga late October

    It is a really cool little truck straight out of the Factory!! GM offers their performance front level kit and there are some good leaf spring options when needed.
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    Newfoundland 2016 - Just the tip...of the iceberg

    Nice trip report :-) NL/Labrador is still on my list! Had planned to do the trip with my mother this yr, but Covid cancelled that so when things normalize the plan is to make it happen.
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    Thanks for following and liking my recent Trans Taiga trip!

    Thanks for following and liking my recent Trans Taiga trip!
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    Frosty nights on the Trans Taiga late October

    The truck now has just over 15000km on it. I am very happy with it so far and at this point would certainly recommend it to people considering it. There are of course things that aren't perfect with the diesel, it is slow in the mid range area but I can live with that. There is a tuner that...
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    Frosty nights on the Trans Taiga late October

    I made it to Lac Rodayer, there was quite a bit more snow there than on the way up, probably 8-9 inches. There were no other tracks in the fresh snow when I arrived, I couldn't help putting the truck into off-road mode and turning off the traction control and doing a little victory lap! I...
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    Frosty nights on the Trans Taiga late October

    I eventually made my way back to the Robert Bourassa campground and stayed in the same spot as on the way, nobody else had made any tracks down the road. It was time to finally have a nice big warm fire!! It was a comfortable relaxing and enjoyable night, I spent some time freezing down at the...
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    Frosty nights on the Trans Taiga late October

    On the way back out from the goal I felt more relaxed since the weather wasn't dumping much snow, this allowed me to finally take more time to get out and stretch my legs and wander where I could, pretty sure my dog really needed this also as patient as he is. It was pretty awesome when a...
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    Frosty nights on the Trans Taiga late October

    After waking up cold a couple times and turning the truck on to warm up I finally slept until 8:15am and got a better view of my surroundings. I was expecting to wake up to more fresh snow but it didn't snow where I spent the night, there wasn't much snow there at all. I made my way down to...
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    Frosty nights on the Trans Taiga late October

    It was dark not long after leaving Mirage, it snowed off and on, there was less traffic from this point. During the day I had seen mainly work trucks and transports. The one benefit of driving in the dark on this road was being aware when somebody was coming around one of the many tight blind...
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    Frosty nights on the Trans Taiga late October

    After checking a few spots along the TT I finally settled on spending the night at the Robert Bourassa reservoir campground a few km off of the road. Had a great dinner that included asparagus with a mix of ground beef and pulled pork on a bun with cheese and spinach, it looked way to good to...
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    Frosty nights on the Trans Taiga late October

    Day 2 was good, got on the road and filled up fuel in Matagami then on was on my way along the James Bay Hwy. The conditions varied throughout the day from wet pavement to snow covered fluff to slick packed snow. Travel wasn't as fast as it would be in non winter conditions. We finally made...
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    Frosty nights on the Trans Taiga late October

    I got on the road around 7pm with the hopes of getting close to Matagami, I ended up about 100km south of that at 1:30am and found a dead end on some newer logging roads after a little bit of exploring. There was a bit of snow to be found before I went to bed but not much and not everywhere. By...
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    Frosty nights on the Trans Taiga late October

    It has been a while since i created a trip report on this forum, for a little warm up have a look at my last trip report here; https://expeditionportal.com/forum/threads/65-days-of-canada-22000-kms.140069/ Completing the Trans Taiga has been on my list of things to do for a long time. I am...
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    Frosty nights on the Trans Taiga late October

    Coming soon, still trying to warm up 🥶
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    The Trans America Trail in a 2019 Ford Ranger

    Awesome, awesome, awesome!!! 43% off pavement is really great. Great adventure/trip with great photos posted here :) I did a 14000 mile Canadian trip in 2014, my off pavement % is way way lower than yours. Cool shot with the three Ford trucks; current F150, new Ranger & old ranger - my trip...
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    Northern Ontario Camping Adventure

    There has been enough traffic up there in recent years that a track has been somewhat developed, last time there for me was 2015 and it was a fairly easy route in. I don't mean easy like a groomed trail, but not difficult for experience hikers. I left Sudbury around 11am and we were setup for...
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    Northern Ontario Camping Adventure

    Just thought I would mention another cool adventure in Northern Ontario because based on what I've seen of your trip would be suited to your travel style and enjoyment of a bit of backpacking. Ishpatina Ridge! it is the highest point of elevation in Ontario. From Toronto you would be looking...
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    Northern Ontario Camping Adventure

    Ya, when I think of the cost of my backpacking gear I am amazed at how something that seemed so inexpensive when I was 20 costs so much now! Explaining the cost to somebody who doesn't do that sort of thing or somebody is looking to get fully into it always shocks people. My dog always takes a...
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    Northern Ontario Camping Adventure

    looks like you all had a great trip!! superior really is a beautiful part of ontario. i saw some cool stuff in your photos; msr tent - good happy medium for durability and weight and very stout in bad weather!, super cool doggy backpack! - my dog has one also. a hammock - yesss!! since you...
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