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Very cool trip! Is this a single cabin? Or are there multiple cabins that you can string together for a multi-day journey?

  • posted Tue Mar 13, 2018 @ 16:18

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it's along the Sentiers de L'Estrie, a someone long trail for Quebec, and yes you can do a multi-day journey from cabin to cabin. However, I hate how they manage the Sentiers de l'Estrie (not Gosford itself (the trail passes thru the Mont Gosford protected area, and these guys are awesome).
There is zero map online for the Sentiers de l'Estrie, and you need to be a member to buy maps... it's like they don't want you to come. Their business model is based on membership, which I find stupid in 2018, it basically reduces the crowd to local people... weird and close-minded. I can hardly commit to a gym membership at the corner of my street... why would I become a member of something 4 hours from montreal? I would however gladly buy the map online if they would let me to... and would not mind paying a day or multi-day pass. But it will take a while before I get over this non sense and explore these trails... This was my 5 minutes of venting for the day. HAHA

  • posted Tue Mar 13, 2018 @ 16:55

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nousdehors

^somewhat long trail...

  • posted Tue Mar 13, 2018 @ 16:55

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nousdehors

At Mont Gosford, the trail system would probably work for a 3-4 days trip, and the map is online ;-) Their shelters are great. Wood provided of course.

  • posted Tue Mar 13, 2018 @ 16:57

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toesalad

LOL, that is funny. I was actually just looking a the Sentiers de L'Estrie site the other night, wondering what it would take for me to do a section-hike of the whole thing. That is when I discovered that in order to get a map and plan things, that I would have to buy a membership, then buys some maps, just so I could decide if I wanted to do it :-)

Maybe we should do a project to hike the trail with a GPS and put the maps here on Outsideways :-)

  • posted Tue Mar 13, 2018 @ 16:58

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nousdehors

sounds good!

  • posted Tue Mar 13, 2018 @ 17:00

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for the record, my ranting was about Sentiers de L'Estrie, but in the area of Mont Gosford, it is actually the "Sentier Frontalier" trail system, I got the two confused! Sentier Frontalier seems awesome, there is blurry map online, and you can order one by mail to strings attached lol.
The little I have seen is the short section to get to the top of Mont Gosford, and if the other cabins and trail sections are similar, I can't wait to do the whole thing, it's only a bit over 100km.
I know they have been struggling with getting financing and volunteers for trail maintenance (there is an article about it in the Rando Québec of this month) if anyone would like to support them in anyway, one way to start is to go and talk about it :-)

  • posted Wed Mar 14, 2018 @ 10:36

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toesalad

Hey cool! I was not aware of that trail. Maybe we could do a feature of them here on Outsidways, they might like that. I wonder if they speak English over there...

  • posted Wed Mar 14, 2018 @ 16:59

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