Trip Report: Adventures in Gros Morne National Park

Gros Morne National Park

Into Gros Morne National Park we go! My third official guiding gig with Wild Women Expeditions departed four days after my second official gig – from Newfoundland.

Preparations

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With a big group slated for Wild Women’s last Newfoundland Multisport Adventure, another guide was needed to help Katie B. and this was my chance to get to know Newfoundland from a WWE perspective.

I arrived a couple of days early to get to know the plan for the week and work in the WWE ‘office’ for a day.

On Friday we grocery shopped in Corner Brook (you should see the looks one gets when shopping for 14 adults!), picked up the rental vans at the Deer Lake airport, ran everything up to the cabins in Rocky Harbour, and ran back down to Deer Lake to pick up our women arriving from all over Canada and the U.S.

NL Day 0 - dinner

After everyone got themselves settled in their cabins, we enjoyed a pub dinner together in Rocky Harbour, gave them the lay of the land for the upcoming week, and headed to bed to rest up from a day of traveling and prepare for our first hike.

Equipment

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  • Groceries for breakfasts, lunches, snacks for 14 people X 6 days
  • Expedition first aid kit
  • Rented gear for kayaking & biking days

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  • None! We stayed in cabins in Rocky Harbour, NL

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  • 1 set of long underwear, fleece jacket, rain jacket, synthetic fill ‘down’ jacket
  • Hiking pants, running capris, rash guard, tech tees, KEEN sandals
  • Buff, wool hat, splash pants
  • Hikers, wool socks

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  • Whistle, multi-tool
  • Compass, DeLorme inReach personal locator, cell phone
  • Headlamp, small first aid kit

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  • 3-1L Nalgenes

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  • Toothbrush, toothpaste
  • Deodorant, sunscreen

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  • DSLR, Gorillapod
  • Lenses, spare battery, and spare memory cards
  • Write-in-Rain notebook and pencil

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Gros Morne National Park Adventures: Daily Log

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Our first hike to test our legs!

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We explored a landlocked fjord and sea arches on Day Two of our Newfoundland adventure.

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We had our sights on the Gros Morne summit this day.

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We maaaay have seen a basking shark orrrrrr an ocean sunfish.

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Road biking in Rocky Harbour is something else…

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We made our way from Gros Morne to Deer Lake, stopping to admire two final aces that Katie had up her sleeve.

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Published by Kate Ming-Sun

Travel happy. Outdoors professional. Writer. Photographer. Educator.

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