Well my dad was able to get Victoria Day off from work, so he's coming with me up the James Bay Road.
Originally I was planning a quick trip from Ottawa to the Rupert River and back, over the Victoria Day weekend, in order to see the rapids cranked right up at full power. I was originally going to drive up saturday morning, but now we are going to:
Leave Ottawa friday evening, sprint up to and spend friday night in Val-d'Or, get to Matagami saturday morning, leisurly saunter up the JBR aiming to arrive in Radisson saturday evening, spend saturday night in Radisson, on Sunday do the LG-2 tour, side track to Chisasibi and James Bay, sprint back down the JBR spending sunday night in Matagami, and then go home on monday.
What do you think of this schedule? Any adjustments suggested? The accomodations in Val-d'Or have already been booked. Still have to book Radisson for saturday night and Matagami for sunday night.
Friday night and Sunday look rushed but that's because I want to take my time on saturday. I'm not sure if my dad will attempt Mount Laurier, but certainly want to go to the ridge at km 161, maybe walk the trail at the Broadback River, DEFINITLEY do the full deal at the Rupert River (this will be the longest stop of the day), maybe quick stops at Jolicouer, Eastmain, and Opinaca rivers, Old Factory Lake looks interesting, and the Radisson dump for bears?
Sunday would be the LG-2 tour and sidetrip to James Bay and then sprint back down to Matagami, maybe if we ran out of time on some things on saturday we'll stop on the way down on sunday otherwise, boot it to matagami to sleep.