Gros Morne National Park

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Marcboston
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Gros Morne National Park

Post by Marcboston » Fri Mar 26, 2010 8:09 am

Has anyone been up to Gros Morne National Park? It looks like the Yosemite Valley of the East. There really is not too much information about this place, I can assume that is the case because Newfoundland is off most people’s radar. That whole island does look so beautiful though. I heard there is a great hike that highlights much of the park and it is not a day hike. Just curious is any ENTS or WNTS members have trekked Newfoundland.

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Re: Gros Morne National Park

Post by edfrank » Fri Mar 26, 2010 11:01 am

Marc,

If you visit I would be interested in reading a report of the park. One former member, Randy Cyr, posted a couple of photos from the park as part of a Atlantic Maritime sequence

http://www.nativetreesociety.org/fieldt ... ritime.htm

but did not really have any descriptions to accompany the images. For others interested in the park, the Parks Canada website

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2oENraZknY

http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/nl/grosmorne/index.aspx has some descriptions of Gros Morne National Park.

Here are a few other links:

http://www.grosmorne.com/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gros_Morne_National_Park

http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/419

Ed Frank
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Re: Gros Morne National Park

Post by Will Blozan » Sun Mar 28, 2010 12:15 pm

Ed,
I have been to Gros Morne NP (ca. 1986) and hiked a good bit. I was most impressed with absolutely ANCIENT and enormous white cedar (Thuja occidentalis). I did not have a measuring tape but one tree took three arm spans which would be close to 19 feet dbh. However, I do not recall if it was a single trunk or multi-stemmed, but many were 3-4 foot diameter single stems. Up above treeline were some magnificent common juniper mats that could be super-old. It is a magical place well worth an ENTS visit.

Will

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Re: Gros Morne National Park

Post by Marcboston » Sun Mar 28, 2010 8:34 pm

Will do you have any photos from that trek? That place has been on my radar for sometime.

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Re: Gros Morne National Park

Post by RyanLeClair » Fri Feb 17, 2012 5:12 pm

I really want to go to The Rock someday. If I do, I'll take some pics for sure.

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Re: Gros Morne National Park

Post by jamesrobertsmith » Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:58 pm

It has been on my bucket list for some time. National Geographic Magazine did a pictorial on it back in the day. I think that was my first exposure to the Park. You should probably be able to find out some stuff about it by doing a search through their files. You're right though, there's not a tremendous amount of useful information on that park online. The official Canada National Parks site leaves a lot to be desired.

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