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View of the hills (second pict in the series) in the immediate vicinity of the Gatineau river valley from mont St Marie whose summit is attainable from a trail that suits itself marvelously to mountain bike enthusiasts. The outlook is towards the east north east. As explained with the other image in this series, despite the formal lack of topography for the immediate vicinity with hills that do not greatly exceed 2000 feet, once looking out from such vantage points as mont St Marie the understanding is that there is interesting scenery to uncover and good challenges for hiking enthusiasts and possibly mountain bike enthusiasts in immediate proximity to the nation's capital (which is Ottawa) . Another vantage point further north in immediate proximity to the town of "Ferme Neuve" from the hill named "montagne du diable" shows the Laurentians under a much different aspect since despite the apparent hills encountered once going there, the view from the top is of nearly totally flat terrain except some features at the horizon namely a very steep mountain east south east of the vantage point which I could not identify ... (Please be reminded that the highest point in the region being Tremblant does not stand out as markedly in the relevent picture from the current vantage point...)

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As earlier indicated the discovery of the region by back country roads may lead to pleasent surprises !

As a reminder ; the picture is of the immediate vicinity of Mont St Marie in the Gatineau river valley area. Despite the reality of hills that do not greatly exceed 2000 feet in altitude it is possible to glimpse interesting topography from such vantage points as mont St Marie which also hosts a trail which is excellent for mountain bike enthusiasts. The area while not acknowledged as mountainous reveals a somewhat different face once viewed from such vantage points and lesser known back country roads. The ski slope in the distance (I was told) is mont Tremblant. The current vantage point is attainable from the 105 road in Quebec north of Ottawa.


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on May 19, 2008 6:07 pm

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