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We got up in the pre-dawn twilight to make our final decision (about whether or not to do a quick climb to the clifftop viewpoint). The weather had actually improved, and patches and breaks of open sky were beginning to appear. We were still a bit unsure of how easy the trail would be, and we were feeling a bit pinched time-wise, since we had booked a room in the town of Twillingate in Central Newfoundland that night. Reluctantly, after considering everything, we felt it would be best to skip the climb and just head back to the trailhead. The climb to the clifftop viewpoint would have to wait for another visit to Gros Morne.
Pre-dawn at Snug Harbour
Choppier Water
Fjord Walls, Western Brook Pond
courtesy JInnes
Southern Fjord walls
Hip bone
Rockslide Scar
The skies further cleared as we retraced our steps back towards the trailhead. We chose to bypass a section of overland trail by staying along the shore of the lake, and we were rewarded with stupendous morning views back to the fjord. By 8am we were back at the ford of Western Brook. We now knew the brook-crossing-drill, and were soon back across to the land of super-well-groomed trails.
courtesy JInnes
General Blowdown
Beautiful Morning Lake View
Andrew at Western Brook Pond
Western Brook Pond Walls
Cliffs of Western Brook Pond fjord
Like a mini El-Capitan
Hiking the shoreline
Vertical Strata
Verticality of WBP fjord
courtesy JInnes
Back to the flatlands
Heading away from fjord
Grassy section of trail
WBP Boat Tours
Not so good section of trail
Western Brook ford
Jenn crossing Western Brook
Back to a wide path
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