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Gros Morne National Park Traverse

Listed under Walking in Newfoundland, Canada.

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Called the ‘Galapagos of Geology’, Gros Morne National Park spans Newfoundland’s west, from the highlands and Gulf of St. Lawrence lowlands, a diversity of terrain which includes fjords, glaciers, glacial lakes and valleys, coastal cliffs, bogs and rocky islands and mountains. This scenery was shaped dramatically by continental shifting, volcanic action and ice ages and provides an interesting backdrop for one of the National Parks walking trails. The main walking route is called the Long Range Traverse and is between three and five days of strenuous walking. The route is unmarked and through the backcountry - which is off limits without a permit. Beginning by an ascent of a gorge the walk then follows the edge along a plateau, where walkers will be entertained by amazing scenery. The trail then leads higher into the Long Range Mountains before heading downwards towards the moister coastal country. There are very basic campsites but this is the wilderness so you need to be prepared - Parks Officers are so concerned about this that you have to watch an educational film about the trail before they will issue you with your back country permit.

Gros Morne Walking Information from Parks Canada.

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