6 hr's travel time? Your crew is pretty soft...tell them they have it too good. We often were in the the truck 10 hrs. plus to get to our starting point. I know of many others that took even longer to begin their ride.problem is none of my "crew" want to waste a day at either end of trip for travel. We pretty much need to stay within 6 hour truck ride from Sudbury. If it were up to me, and the snow conditions cooperated, I'd leave right on sled from my house...and just ride for 6 days straight and carry the minimum required.
Which might happen...if we get lucky and are able to ride from sudbury that early....some of us will likely do that option. If others don't want to we can meet them at a hotel in quebec somewhere.