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Old 09-15-2009, 12:32 PM   #17
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After our first night of camping we were all eager to be up and on the road. This early in the trip I had tonnes of "Boil In Bag" food so every time I opened my pannier it all spilled out which made packing a bit of a chore.

First stop was Chibougamau

Then the moment we have all been waiting for. THE START OF THE DIRT!

Riding the gravel road was interesting. Lots of varied surfaces. Made for some interesting "butt clench" moments when you came flying around a corner at Mach 1 only to discover that the nice hardpack was suddenly all graded.

Finally after an exciting first day we found a nice campground across from the Rupert river pick-nick are and setup for the night.

We were treated to a beautiful sunset and as the temperatures dropped the bugs left us alone to enjoy our campfire and the coming sub zero temperatures that night.
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