HWY 389 NORD
Yesterday afternoon I began the long trip north on highway 389 into the interior of Quebec. An incredible natural landscape of northern forests greeted me with birch, alder, spruce and lichens. The route follows the Manicougan River which drains thousands of square miles of an enormous swath of remote wilderness . Hydro Quebec has established a series of 5 hydroelectric dams along the raging body of water with looming transmission towers to carry energy south. The route is also the only mainland link to Labrador and the expansive remote taiga ahead.
A highlight of today was seeing my first cow moose of the trip!
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In May 2014 I quit my job to ride a Honda Ruckus over 69'000 mi and counting. Wild camping most nights and cooking most of my own meals, I keep the costs low and the landscape changing.