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The "raquetteurs"

A few days ago, I went exploring the Vallée des Fantômes, with my brother Renald(lefion) and my friend Julien (Abo)...we were alone on the summit for about 2 hours....it was a magical experience that I will never forget.

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:::: BIGGER is recommended....I really think it is better for your eyes and soul!

 

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:::: Have a coffee!

 

:: The Snowshoers, Monts-Valin National Park, Québec, Canada.

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The Vallée des Fantômes

The phantoms inhabit the valley at an altitude of 800 metres near the clear peaks. The trees are so well protected from winds that blowing snow from nearby summits causes up to three metres of snow accumulation, decking out the evergreens with a layer of soft snow that eventually camouflages them completely. These are the phantoms. It is guaranteed that you will experience a total change of scenery! After a good snowfall, the atmosphere is muted, the ground seems to be carpeted in cotton batten and the silence is omnipresent.

 

Panorama 360º done by my friend Julien (Abo) ... a must!

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Taken on February 16, 2009