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Old 10-02-2010, 12:16 PM   #31
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Wow, bradatlarge and Throttlemeister - great comparison shots. The rapids really are diminished.

I do not recall the exact numbers, but remember reading that the flow of Rupert is reduced to about 50% of original.

That's actually an impressive project: a big section of Rupert's basin is "fenced off' by dams and the waters are re-routed through a tunnel to another river's basin - all in the middle of the sub-Arctic.

Indeed, no such thing as free electricity.

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Old 10-02-2010, 01:42 PM   #32
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This one was a lot worse in Labrador at Churchill Falls:


And the aftermath:


The Rupert could have been worse I suppose
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Old 10-03-2010, 05:10 AM   #33
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great rr & pics
have seen a lot of it from a cage
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Old 10-03-2010, 04:53 PM   #34
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Great report. Thanks for taking the time to post it. I did the TLH Newfoundland, NB, and NS this summer solo and am eagarly reading and researching the James Bay road for my next summers adventure.

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Old 10-03-2010, 08:51 PM   #35
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Great report. Thanks for taking the time to post it. I did the TLH Newfoundland, NB, and NS this summer solo and am eagerly reading and researching the James Bay road for my next summers adventure...
Stromsurfer: my feeling is that the James Bay Road is not as much of an adventure as the Trans-Lab. However, once you have done it, you will have covered yet another exciting section of the Far North and you will feel quite proud of yourself. I did feel proud, for sure.

In other words: on the Trans-Lab, you had to cover 1000km of gravel (assuming you did that before the new Cartwright - Goose Bay connection) and the whole trip took you at the very least some 10-12 days. North Road offers 400km of gravel and the whole JBR-NR trip can be done in as little as a week (if you rush it as much as I did).

James Bay Road requires less effort than Trans-Labrador Highway. Still: it was a great adventure! I very much enjoyed it!
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Old 10-04-2010, 05:29 AM   #36
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Saw a TV show the other day and it briefly showed two new projected dams and had the roads lined on a map. One was about 500 km north of Raddisson and the other was north east of Radisson and looked Trans Taiga long (maybe longer). As long as hydro is in demand we will keep getting nice long gravel remote northern roads

Great rr, wow that was a long day you put in
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Old 10-11-2010, 08:45 AM   #37
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On the North Road, at certain spots, signs encourage drivers to check in, announce themselves over CB. I am guessing that these were spots with good propagation and someone was monitoring the channel - maybe over a repeater.




There's the same sign with the same channel on the other side of the narrow curve area
So, each truck driver in this area announce themself and listen this channel and then know if another truck is comming to be able to stop or slow down if necessary
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Old 10-11-2010, 09:20 AM   #38
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Next stop: kilometer 238 of Route du Nord, the famous Rupert River. A part of the James Bay Project, it was diverted late last year (2009) and now carries only about half of its original flow. The rapids are still impressive - they must have been spectacular before.



That is such a pitty... the rappids were amazing prior to the diversion. taken in 2008... the roar of the rapids was near deafing in 2008... almost made you queezy to look at it from that viewing platform on the edge of the cliff that dropped into the river.




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Old 05-14-2011, 04:37 PM   #39
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James Bay Trans-Taiga Road August 8thish..

Hello all:
I've been here before but was banned for having a mind of my own.

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I'm taking a trip to the Quebec Hydro stations in August.
TRANS-TAIGA ROAD Camping along the way.

Anyone interested?
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Old 05-14-2011, 04:44 PM   #40
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I'm heading out on 8/29 from MPLS headed for James Bay then on to the Trans Lab.
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Old 05-15-2011, 04:31 AM   #41
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I used to work for a Company in Chaska.

do you think you would be interested in something earlier than 8/29?
I have an anniversary vacation that I Must take Sept 1

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