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29 September 2013

Cross Canada and Back, Part 42


Parc National du Mont-Tremblant

August 14th, day 91, Sunday


This Sunday morning we are taking it easy. Breakfast is French bread and good local cheese.

In the afternoon we drive into Parc National du Mont Tremblant. The initial park was created in 1895 as " Parc de la Montagne-Tremblante" or the park of the trembling mountain.

Parc National due Mont Tremblant
Parc National due Mont Tremblant
The mountains here are about a billion years old, eroded and shaped by glaciers, part of the Laurentian Shield.. Most mountains are about 400 to 500 meters and Mount Tremblant is 931meters high, the highest peak in the area.

Beautiful mixed forests are covering the hills: sugar maple, yellow birch, Balsam Fir and White Birch, and in the lower areas one can find Linden, and Silver Maple. With over 400 lakes, extensive wetland and six rivers, this park attracts many outdoors enthusiasts. With these diverse trees, the autumn colours must be stunning.

A beautiful river in the park
A beautiful river in the park

A lake in the park.
Another great little lake.
We stop at the La Diable Information Kiosk, the entrance fee for the park is $ 11.00. We see many people registering for camping throughout the park. We had in mind to rent a kayak on one of the lakes, but heavy clouds are moving in.

We drive to Lac Monroe, and further up the road we stop at "Le Vieux Camp" ( an old campsite) right on the Rivière du Diable. When we reach narrow gravel roads, we turn around.

Rain is coming down on the windshield.
Time to go back to camp.... to wet!
By now the rain started. It starts to pour so hard, we have to stop or drive at 25 km/hr, we simply cannot see where the road is. This downpour lasts about ten minutes, and then a little further along , the roads are dry again.

Tired, but happy we come back to camp and have a nap.

Here are some shortcuts to all the blogs from our Cross Canada Trip. Just hover over the number to see where it will take you

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