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Four days visiting and hiking in Gros Morne Natl Park, Newfoundland and Labrador
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Beech aircraft we took from St John's to Deer Lake, on our way to Gros Morne Natl Park in west Newfoundland
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Looking east from Norris Point towards the east arm of Bonne Bay
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Looking east along the "shore" of Norris Point
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Kayaks awaiting adventurers
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View of Norris Point, Newfoundland, looking south
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Bonne Bay, with town of Woody Point in background
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Norris Point, looking east
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Dock at Norris Point, morning, looking east over Bonne Bay
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Heading to Woody Point on water taxi, kayak adventurers getting ready to adventure
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Bonne Bay
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Bonne Bay
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Heading toward Woody Point, doesn't look too promising, but weather's supposed to clear by noon, so it's all good.
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Intrepid hikers at lunch. So, 608m up. Sometimes sunny, sometimes not. Clouds scudding by obscure the view.
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Brian and Margaret; Sue from Gros Morne Adventures; Leslie Raymond, Orillia; Anne and Bill Dyer, Calgary; at the Lookout.
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Hike on August 14th went from Woody Point (left) to the Lookout (right) and back, 22.2 km, with a 608m climb.
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Bonne Bay, from the Discovery Centre, 2km east of Woody Point
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Heading toward the astonishing mountains around Western Brook Pond in Gros Morne National Park
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Waterfall into Western Brook Pond
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Cliffs surrounding Western Brook Pond, Gros Morne National Park
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Cliffs surrounding Western Brook Pond, Gros Morne National Park
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Cliffs surrounding Western Brook Pond, Gros Morne National Park
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Cliffs surrounding Western Brook Pond, Gros Morne National Park
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Cliffs surrounding Western Brook Pond, Gros Morne National Park
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Formation known as the "Tin Man," in the rocks overWeste rn Brook Pond, Gros Morne National Park
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Rocks, Western Brook Pond, Gros Morne National Park
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Western Brook Pond, Gros Morne National Park, looking west
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Cliffs surrounding Western Brook Pond, Gros Morne National Park
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Cliffs surrounding Western Brook Pond, Gros Morne National Park
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Cliffs surrounding Western Brook Pond, Gros Morne National Park
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Waterfall into Western Brook Pond
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Cliffs surrounding Western Brook Pond, Gros Morne National Park
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Interesting rock formation, with one kind of rock, possibly volcanic, forming a column in a break in the other rock
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Long waterfall into Western Brook Pond
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Waterfall into Western Brook Pond
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Cliffs surrounding Brook Western Pond, Gros Morne National Park
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Waterfall into Western Brook Pond
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"Pissing Mayor Falls," Gros Morne National Park
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"Pissing Mayor Falls," Gros Morne National Park
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"Pissing Mayor Falls," Gros Morne National Park
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Cliffs and "Pissing Mayor Falls," Gros Morne National Park
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The rock formation in the centre is in the process of falling away. Eventually it'll end up in the pond.
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In the spring, caribou descend through this gully...
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...cross the pond, and trudge up this gully to the plateau above, where their calves will be born.
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Another view of the rock outcropping that's on its way down, someday
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Good example of volcanic rock layer created when magma is thrust up through fissures in other kinds of rock.
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Making for the dock, looking back
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Making for the dock, looking back
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Lobster traps, Broom Point
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Beach shale formation, Broom Point
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Beach composed of shale shards, Broom Point (perfect for drying fish)
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Shale and rocks, Broom Point
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Beach shale, Broom Point
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Beach, Broom Point, with mountains in background
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Route up Gros Morne Mountain, 508m climb, most over rock like in the foreground
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View from top of Gros Morne Mountain, looking down at the trail
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Him- and herself, top of Gros Morne Mountain, though not quite yet at the summit
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At the summit of Gros Morne Mountain—it's just a big pile of rocks!
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Pond, waterfall, top of Newfoundland
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Scenery from near the summit of Gros Morne Mountain
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