We still have one spot left. Not knowing what information you have gleaned from the message board or elsewhere, here I go:
You can send a check for US $60 to me,
86 Rang 8
Marston, QC G0Y 1G0
with exta postage for Canada. That covers park and camping fees for four days, three nights, August 5-8. I have had my printer print and plasticize charts, a set of two recto-verso, of the trip for $14 each. I made eleven copies, but Sherry has four sets of charts that take up a lot more sheets, so I think she won't need mine. Sherry also made plasticized copies of the park map, available online, or in print by mail for $6, for everyone. In the event she has only eleven copies, I don't want one, so you can have mine.
We need to be in Sainte-Rose-du-Nord by the night of August 4, having already set shuttle. We will discuss shuttle in a couple of weeks. The drive from Tadoussac to Ste-Rose is 1h20 each way. People can either set their own shuttle with other paddlers, or hire Ferme 5 Etoiles in Sacre-Coeur to drive their car to Tadoussac for $124 CND. (877-236-4551) For that, no reservations are necessary. They are on the way, about 20 km north of Tadoussac. Just stop on the way, leave a second set of keys, and fill out some papers.
Tide charts are online from the Canadian government. Once you send me your email, I can send you the link.
If you decide to do the trip, you can write your information in on the Google sheet, or send it to me: boat type and color; car type, color, license; cell phone; emergency contact person and phone; and email.
I have guidebooks on mammals, reptiles and amphibians, whales and seals, wildflowers, and birds, that I will bring for group usage. I am still looking for something more than sketchy on geology and history.
These are our campsites: Anse du Portage, Anse aux Ilets Rouges, and Pointe a la Passe-Pierre, all on the north shore. The GPS coordinates are on the Sepaq website. We will take out at the beach in the Baie du Tadoussac, for a total trip distance of 48 km. The cars will be parked at the Sepaq parking off Rte 138 not far from the ferry landing. There is a hiking trail connecting the take out to the parking, about 2 1/2 km.
Dont forget you will cross an international border. Bring your passport and good behavior. Do not bring beer, wine, or alcohol (there is a small amount permitted), tobacco, firearms or other weapons including bear spray, more than 10000$ cash. Allow extra time for border crossing and for potentially high traffic flow from summer vacationers. You should reserve a campsite or room soon. Summer is short here up north. The ferry to Tadoussac is free, without reservations, and frequent.
We have reports of an abundance of blackflies and mosquitos on the Saguenay.
Campsites are equipped with perches to hang food away from bears. Campsites have no potable water. Water sources can dry up in the summer.
You are aware this trip is rated intermediate for the first two days, and advanced for the second two days.
Any other questions? Fire away.