While in Gros Morne National Park you have many opportunities to hike. We took a few different hikes while here.
One of the hikes was a little different because it led us to a boat tour that we took with our friends. This was a tour of the Western Brook Pond by BonTours.
The Western brook Pond is a fjord by the Long Range Mountains. In order to get to the pond you have to hike 3 km, or 1.9 miles, in and the same out, back to your car. That was quite a feat for some of our group. But they did it!
David and I took a longer way into the pond by taking a secondary trail off of the first, main trail.
The trail had some wonderful views of the Long Range Mountains and the opening to the fjord that we’d be touring around in later on the boat.
At some points the trail was raised becoming a boardwalk. This is because the area is filled with wetland and bogs. We saw moose hoof prints in the muck. But alas, no moose were spotted.
It was a really warm day. Sunny, hardly any clouds. It got warm on the hike. It was interesting to see the different areas of this path. From boardwalk, to grassy path, to gravel path, to mucky mud that we had to try to scoot around. In doing so we did see moose poop along the path. At least we believe it was moose poop. Not that we’re experts or anything. It was just an educated guess.
We made it to the dock in plenty of time and met our friends there. It was off to the fjord we go!
The tour was 2 hours and it took you all through the fjord. It was slow at times. Very slow.
But the scenery was beautiful.
A Waterfall In The Fjord
There were waterfalls all over the place. Lots of tall cliff edges. Still no moose.