Don't be discouraged at the elevation! When you make it through the few brutal miles, you will likely be above the clouds...simply spectacular!

backpacking
1 month ago

Fantastic hike. Have good shoes, sandals, and gaitors. You will hike through a river, a bog, mountain terrain, and tundra. The backcountry camp is in snug harbour. Be sure to take the trail up to the North Rim. The views are stunning and you won't be disappointed. This is a difficult trail, especially after a heavy rain. The trail is not well maintained and the bog can be tough. The mud sank up to our knees in spots. The beauty makes it worth every step. Plenty of wildlife (moose, ptarmigan).

backpacking
1 month ago

Did this hike along with the North Rim to make it a little longer and glad I did. Very beautiful and rugged landscape. Had to check in at park HQ and get a caribou tracker in case I didn't come back and they would be able to find me. Took a cab to the Western Brook ferry and from there headed north. Spent my first night on the beach and after that all signage disappears so be ready to use GPS and orientation to find your way. There is no real trail and once you get going any sign of footprints or beaten path are intermittent. The bugs can be bad but it's usually windy so that helps keep them off. Water isn't an issue as there are plenty of small ponds along the way. There are a few basic wood platforms to set up a tent with bear bins along the way but honestly you can camp anywhere it's flat. Hiked it in September and really lucked out with the weather. Beautiful mostly untouched wilderness, can't recommend this one enough.

Stunning trail! We were lucky to get sunny weather the whole time. Incredible views. Part of the hike through scree and snow before hitting a false summit and then the true summit (really more of a flat area). The whole trail has interesting things to see, and don't miss out on the fresh spring water at the small lake/pond on the backside of the mountain coming down.

Amazing trail. Sometimes when you get to the top, you are above the clouds

Amazing views!

Very tough and long. Lots of loose rock to climb up. Great views at the top though. Make sure to bring lots of water and layers.

hiking
Friday, June 17, 2016

Great views, 15km

Friday, June 17, 2016