Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Gros Morne Mountain: Newfoundland Part 2

Hi! We are Rock Ptarmagan--the official bird of Newfoundland and Labrador. We are an artic bird and prefer rocky mountain sides and tundra. We live on top of Gros Morne Mountain, one of the highest peaks in Eastern Canada--and that is where the humans are hiking to today! Why don't you come along for the climb...
Well, it was up early for Christa and Janice. It took an hour just to climb to the base of the Mountain. There was a sign that said that it was a leisurely stroll so far (YIKES!) and to turn back if we were not prepared for mountain conditions (OH BOY! THIS WILL BE HARD!)

That is the Mountain that they will climb...



There is another Mountain across from them as they start the climb!



...and now they are about halfway up--you can get very dizzy if you look down.




Christa is way up there. Can you see her? It takes about two hours so far!


Phew! The big climb is done. And now they can see the ocean. Now on to the Summit!







They did it!


Wow...it feels like the top of the world. They are taller than everything around.



And here is a Fjord caused by glacial carving.



The trail goes along the back of the Mountain and swings around back to base camp. Christa points the way.


And they have made it back to base camp after 6 hours. They look up and can see the Mountain they just conquered!


See ya tomorrow for day 3 and a new adventure!

13 comments:

  1. That was a BIG mountain, but worth it to see such a stunning view.

    Slobbers,
    Mango

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  2. Wooos! Fantastic climb! Mom is most impressed (I do not think my Mom would be able to do that!)Gorgeous pictures with a stunning view! Thanks so much for showing us Newfoundland!
    -Kira The BeaWootiful

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  3. Goodness, from the photos it looks so much like Scotland. Ptarmigans are nearly extinct in the highlands now, they get caught in wire fences. It's great to know they still thrive in Newfoundland.

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  4. Good grief! We need a nap just for reading that post, he he he! That looks like a fantastic day - your humans are SO energetic, wow! What great photots from the summit - that must be an amazing feeling being on top of the world looking down at everything and every one! Schnauzer snuggles - JD and Max.

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  5. so incredible - we wish we were there to hike with you

    we are so jealous

    Woodrow - Sweetie - MJ

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  6. What a beautiful place. Thanks for sharing those amazing pictures & views.
    Love Ruby & Penny

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  7. Just read your last post too - wow, what spectacular scenery! We love to hike too and really enjoyed seeing all the sights and learning the geology of such a beautiful place! Keep those photos and stories coming!
    Hugs xo
    Sammie and mom

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  8. Looks like a fantastic trip!! Way to go hiking the mountain...what a treat to make it to the top and have that view! :)

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  9. I am proud of you girls for making this big climb. The views are wonderful as are your photos.

    Thanks for taking us along!

    Kisses,
    Stella

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  10. What amazing pictures from a really big walk!

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  11. really nice aticle, i like it.. thank

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