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Old 07-26-2011, 01:00 PM   #721
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are there plans for Jardin de glaciers ?
i think you can get your iceberg photo there.
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Old 07-26-2011, 01:05 PM   #722
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are there plans for Jardin de glaciers ?
i think you can get your iceberg photo there.
I got nothin on Jardin but everyone tells me we are too late in the year for Icebergs.
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Old 07-27-2011, 02:21 PM   #723
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Wow that was too much work

I finally booked all my hotels and ferry service stuff. Word to the wise for you lurkers - If you plan to sleep in style then you need to book at least three weeks ahead. Hardest one was Labrador City. Now I can't wait for the trip - No Camping for me.

Here are a couple favorites for the trip!

Hotel Le Manoir - Baie-Comeau



Three days on Trinity Bay

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Old 07-27-2011, 03:11 PM   #724
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Now I can't wait for the trip - No Camping for me.
No worries, Team Turtle has bugun the epic packout. Got my inspiration from this:

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Old 07-27-2011, 03:20 PM   #725
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Here is my hotel view for night 2....



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Old 07-27-2011, 03:25 PM   #726
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No worries, Team Turtle has bugun the epic packout. Got my inspiration from this:


I may look that way after I add my golf clubs

I still have on my packing sheet 1 Tent - 3 person LLBean, 1 Sleeping bag LLBean, 1 Jetboil w/coffeemaker. I wouldn't be good at my job if I didn't have a what if strategy
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Old 07-27-2011, 03:32 PM   #727
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I may look that way after I add my golf clubs

I still have on my packing sheet 1 Tent - 3 person LLBean, 1 Sleeping bag LLBean, 1 Jetboil w/coffeemaker. I wouldn't be good at my job if I didn't have a what if strategy
Is the Latte maker already packed?
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Old 07-27-2011, 03:49 PM   #728
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Is the Latte maker already packed?
I wish but I'll settle for Starbucks Coffee beans - If there is one to plug into the bike... Dana could find it for me... hint hint.
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Old 07-27-2011, 05:12 PM   #729
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Here is my hotel view for night 2....




Where can one camp at Manic cinq? That will be our 2nd night too. It would be great if you could camp over looking the dam.
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Old 07-27-2011, 05:35 PM   #730
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It would be great if you could camp over looking the dam.
Yep, you can
Check out pg 3 of our report. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...=618436&page=3
There is a dirt road that branches off to the left between where you get gas and the dam. It's a spot to view the dam, not really a campground, but nobody cares that you're there. The gal selling insanely pricey gas recommended it to us. We then filled up a big drybag we had with water in their bathroom and took it up to our "site"

And the best part is It's Free!!!!
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Old 07-27-2011, 05:36 PM   #731
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Thanks...great news!
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Old 07-27-2011, 06:40 PM   #732
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Yep, you can
Check out pg 3 of our report. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...=618436&page=3
There is a dirt road that branches off to the left between where you get gas and the dam. It's a spot to view the dam, not really a campground, but nobody cares that you're there. The gal selling insanely pricey gas recommended it to us. We then filled up a big drybag we had with water in their bathroom and took it up to our "site"

And the best part is It's Free!!!!
That's exactly where I got the idea...thanks! That's why I read the other TLH trip reports and also linked them on page one of this post to hopefully give other riders options.
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Old 07-27-2011, 06:41 PM   #733
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do you know for sure if we going to hit any tolls?

is there anything you'd like me to research?
You will hit one in Nova Scotia (between Truro and Amherst) if, and only if, you are on the 4-lane for some reason. Cost for cages is $4 ... not sure about bikes.

If you run the Cabot Trail and don't turn off before the road ends at the Englishtown ferry, it'll cost you around $5 to get across (cash paid to the guy working the deck). You can bypass this section.

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Old 07-27-2011, 08:18 PM   #734
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Hey guys,
Just checking in from Goose Bay. This gravel is tough stuff. It's not so much a gravel road as it is some gravel spread over a road. Best description I've heard: like marbles on terra cotta. I'll post this here, since my wife won't see it, but I met four riders in Cartwright this morning, and they started out from Goose Bay as 12 riders. That rattled me a bit, but the tough sections are where the grader has just been through, and those things are pretty easy to spot.

Anyway, more pics on the blog, more recommendations: St. Anthony's/L'Anse Aux Meadows/Battle Harbor are all lousy with icebergs right now. Battle Harbor in particular is a good side trip. About the cost of a hotel, but you're on a little island. They have a shed where they can lock up your extra camping shit for the night.
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Old 07-28-2011, 02:59 AM   #735
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This is as good as any place to make my first post on ADV! After a couple years of riding a street bike in Ontario and a little bit in Nepal and Nicaragua I've finally acquired a dual sport bike a couple of months ago (2010 BMW F800GS). I'm now preparing to take it on it's first adventure trip. I'm excited and happy to join this community knowing that I have a lot to learn.

I am planning on doing the Trans Labrador Highway (clockwise) departing from Toronto on August 11. I'll be traveling through Quebec, Labrador, Newfoundland before taking the ferry from Argentia to Sydney, Cabot Trail, Halifax, Gaspe then back through Quebec City and Kingston. I have 3.5 weeks so won't return till Labour Day.

This thread and other related ones have been great for planning itinerary, equipment suggestions and other useful information. This is especially important to me since I'm still farkling/protecting the bike and have little to no experience in off-road riding, bike maintenance or camping. I'm still acquiring and installing gears (crash bars, skid plates, panniers, spare fuel solution, travel tools, tire irons and repair kit, etc.) and will be doing as much reading as possible on how to fix potential issues (e.g. tire repairs).

I live in downtown Toronto and would love to talk to and listen to other members' suggestions!

1. Name (screen name fine)
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2.) Steed of choice for trip
2010 BMW F800GS
3.) Tires you plan to use (really just curious)
Heidenau K60 (front), Michelin stock rear
4.) Do you have any helmet communications gear (FRS, SCALA, etc.)
SENA SMH10
5.) Preferred lodging (camping, hotels, don't care, or would like some combination of camping/lodging)
Camping is fine but will do combination.
6.) Maximum length of trip you can do (14 days, 21 days, or unlimited time)
25 days. August 11-Sept 6
7.) Preferred dates for trip (August 7 - 22)
August 11
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