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Pierre C

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Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Québec, Canada
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*Trail: Mauricie/Lac-St-Jean Loop
*Date Traveled: Nov 19 to Nov 23 2021
*Location: Qc, Canada
*Trail Travel Time: 5 days
*Length: 1156 km
*Difficulty: Easy to moderate
Vehicle: 2012 Wrangler JKU pulling a M101 CDN2 trailer and ZR2 Diesel Off-Road package
Modifications: JKU: Teraflex Outback 3'' lift/Bilstein shocks, Yukon gear lockers, Runva winch, cooper - discoverer s/t maxx lt255/80r17.
Zoleo Satellite Communicator (or similar is essential)​
Food/water; 30 liters of water, 4 x breakfest, 3 lunch + 2 restaurant, 4 x dinner.​
PHL; JKU: 270 l of gas. ZR2: 2 x tank of diesel.​
Gear; Recovery kit, 80 l of gas in fuel caddy/jerry can.​
Heater: 1 x Planar diesel heater and 1 x portable propane heater (essential for late November)​

This is a 5 days trip loop from the start point at St-Jérome. You can easily add 1 more during late fall. We did it counter clock. If you are not familiar with this region, there 3 electrical dams (2 are bridges) and the small town of St-Prime is where one of the best cheddar cheese is made at La fromagerie Chez Perron.

This route is with small and large forestery roads and trails. On the large road, expect logging truck. Most of the trails are tight. In late November, you can expect up to 30cm of snow, so be prepare. There is no cell service between Saint-Michel-des-Saints and Ste-Hedwige/La Doré