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Gros Morne National Park of Canada is on the Viking Trail and is the second-largest National Park in Eastern Canada and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site because it is home to the Long Range Mountains and some of the oldest exposed rocks in the world.  The park is home to fjords, barren tabletop mountains and sandy beaches and has 100 kilometres of hiking trails where people can cross-country ski,  snowshoe, go kayaking and do boat touring.   Gros Morne is a huge park and stretches over 1,805 square kilometres of western Newfoundland.  Steve and Sally spent three days hiking the many trails throughout the park.   

This  is Gros Morne mountain which is the second highest peak on the island of Newfoundland.   Usually it is capped with clouds or covered in fog or snow so Steve and Sally were lucky to see it  on such a beautiful day.   Gros Morne stands for
big lone mountain.    

The Tablelands is a 2-billion year old mountain of flat-topped rock that is usually only found deep in the earth's mantle.   It was in Gros Morne National Park that geologists proved the theory of plate techtonics.  The Tablelands is part of the earth's mantle and because of this Gros Morne National Park was declared an UNESCO World Heritage site.   

Left:   Baker's Brook Pond is located at the Berry Hill campground in Gros Morne National Park.  The hike takes 2 to 3 hours and is home to spring and summer wildflowers in the bog and forest.  Above:   Sally points out where beavers have been knawing on the tree.   Right:   Some trail food.

Western Brook Pond is a fjord in Gros Morne National Park and is one of the most popular natural attractions in the park.  There is a 2-hour return walk to the boat launch at Western Brook.  The Long Range Mountains are the northernmost part of the Appalachians.  Western Brook Pond is Gros Morne's largest lake and is home to Atlantic Salmon, Brook Trout and Arctic Char along with a colony of cliff nesting gulls.

Steve and Sally ended their trip at Deer Lake and flew home from the Deer Lake Airport.   Deer Lake is a 30 minute drive from Gros Morne National Park.   They spent the night in Deer Lake and it was the beginning of the  hunting season.   Take a look at the vehicles they use to go moose hunting Newfie-style!

Norris Point Harbour on Bonne Bay in Gros Morne National Park.      

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