Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Off the Beaten Track -- Hiking in Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland, Canada

A few weeks ago, my husband and I hiked the North Rim and Long Range Traverses in Gros Morne National Park.

Gros Morne is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The hikes took us along soaring fjords, Western Brook Pond and Ten Mile Gulch, up and down barren cliffs and through mountain meadows, bogs and forests.  We saw moose and caribou and picked bakeapples (a berry indigenous only to Newfoundland and Labrador).

It was extremely challenging; in fact you have to pass a “test”regarding orienteering skills (ie. can you read a map), accounting for declination and back-country safety.  

If anyone is thinking of doing this hike or looking for a challenge for next summer, you might want to check this out!

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