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Old 01-04-2014, 06:37 PM   #241
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That is simply stunning. Thanks, Rich.

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I've been doing some research for this year's ride to the area and got onto some info that may answer your question about the waterfall seen from the trail side campsite: Overfalls, near Trout River. More pics http://www.flickr.com/photos/iatnl/s...7625496727302/ and more info: http://www.iatnl.com/index.php/news/...National-Park/
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Old 01-06-2014, 12:43 AM   #242
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Old 01-07-2014, 11:50 AM   #243
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That is simply stunning. Thanks, Rich.
Sure thing. Yeah, that light playing up the rock looks good. Makes me wonder if there was some sunrise reflected overcast behind the photographer going on as well.



Nice vid Anton! I like that it also shows the ponds and lakes that feed the falls… something you just don't get from the straight on cliff view.
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Old 01-07-2014, 07:24 PM   #244
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Trout river pond is awesome. This is the entrance to it.
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Old 01-07-2014, 07:28 PM   #245
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Speaking of water falls, this is Pissing Mare Falls. At 1150' high, it's one of the tallest water falls in N. America. It's in the eastern end of western Brook pond.
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Old 01-07-2014, 07:34 PM   #246
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Entrance to Western Brook Pond. Cool factoid: In the early 20th century a rock face fell off in here and set up a 100' tsunami. If you take the boat ride you can see where it fell off.
Caribou swim across the pond and somehow figure out a way to scramble up some of the rock slides to get to the top of the plateau. Amazing!
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Thanks for those, Steve. Brilliant photography as usual.

I don't know why there are relatively few bikes on the ferry up. It's a world-class place to ride, and fully as adventurous as any place on the planet.

As you may be able to tell, I'm bucking for an honorarium from Newfoundland. I'd like to be a Companion of the Order Canada. Small chance. I probably won't be able to get a knighthood, although like Smallwood, I've been a journalist, radio personality, and had Socialist leanings. I'd settle for Minister Without Portfolio.

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Entrance to Western Brook Pond. Cool factoid: In the early 20th century a rock face fell off in here and set up a 100' tsunami. If you take the boat ride you can see where it fell off.
Caribou swim across the pond and somehow figure out a way to scramble up some of the rock slides to get to the top of the plateau. Amazing!
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Old 01-07-2014, 08:21 PM   #248
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I'd settle for Minister Without Portfolio.
Yes, but does it pay?!!!
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Old 01-07-2014, 09:37 PM   #249
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Hell, I live in the Northeast Kingdom. Any job would be booming!

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Old 01-11-2014, 01:10 PM   #250
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Awesome ride report

I've been to many places in North America (including the northwest peninsula), and this has to be one of the best write-ups which captures the emotions and experiences of an awesome and barren ride.

Thank you for documenting it!
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Thanks for the kind comments. I've been invited to go someplace more barren and isolated (also in Canada) and serve as the group's writer in a year or so, but I really need to get in better shape. I don't want to leave my corpse for the grizzlies. That's what's nice about Newfoundland -- although it has a splendid sense of solitude and isolation, there are people through the remote areas who are always willing to help.

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I've been to many places in North America (including the northwest peninsula), and this has to be one of the best write-ups which captures the emotions and experiences of an awesome and barren ride.

Thank you for documenting it!
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Old 01-11-2014, 08:00 PM   #252
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I saw a black fox at the campground outside Corner Brook. It was a beautiful animal, and quite bold. It walked within three feet of me and looked me over.

We heard coyotes several nights, but didn't see any.
We ran into this guy (girl?) hiking Gros Morne Mountain as we stopped to pick wild blueberries. They are actually called Silver Fox, a melanistic form of the Red Fox. Historically, Silver Fox were among the most valued furbearer and the fur was worn by Russian Nobles (according to Wiki.)
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Old 01-24-2014, 08:47 PM   #253
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Incredible photography Grind! You've got talent, and a willingness to hike to better vantage points.
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Old 01-24-2014, 09:47 PM   #254
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Incredible photography Grind! You've got talent, and a willingness to hike to better vantage points.
Thanks Tom! I hope you get a chance to get up there (if you haven't already).
It's really an amazing place.
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Old 02-20-2014, 04:13 PM   #255
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Canuman.... what a well penned write up! Its obvious what your profession is, or at least where your passion resides! I really enjoyed your perspective.

I too am planning a trip starting May 19-30, 2014 to Newfoundland! We will be leaving Central VA and heading toward Binghampton, NY to pick up a friend, then heading for Nova Scotia the next day. After a day or so there, the plan is hitting the Rock and laying some tracks on the Island, which I am finding out here to be even more incredible than I thought. We are all four on big bikes. A Super Tenere, two GSA's and a Tiger 955i. (varying skill levels from ex-professional trials/hare scrambles rider to beginner off road rider) We plan to hit as many none paved, big bore friendly trails as we can. We were hoping to stay in motels or hostels as much as possible, as late May weather temps can get a little dicey overnight. I wouldn't have picked the timeframe, but it is the only opportunity to get a 10 day stretch in this year.
Thanks for this write up. It has been super helpful in planning our general route.

Any suggestions are more than welcome.
Also, if anyone happens to be hitting the island around that timeframe, please sound off!
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