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Hiking Newfoundland: Baker's Brook Falls in Gros Morne National Park

Soaring fjords, sandy beaches, barren cliffs, boggy tundra, thick forests, and the Earth, naked. That's Gros Morne National ParkThough our trip to the 1,805 square km of wilderness on Newfoundland’s west coast didn't start coming together until about five months ago, it's been much longer in the making.
Getting to Gros Morne National Park Gros Morne became a national park in 1970, and in 1987, it was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of its incredible glacial and geologic history. I didn't know the Park existed until my husband told me about a completely trail-less, remote, mentally and physically exhausting backpacking route he wanted to try (more on that in a later post). We talked about the route and visiting Canada's most easterly province for at least a year prior to pulling the trigger on making arrangements this past winter.

As far as travel destinations I've been to go, Gros Morne is a bit tricky to get to. From a multitude of options, i…

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