Neil and Lois 50th Anniversary Trip travel blog

Baker Brook Falls

Lois and Frankie at Baker Brook Falls

Lois and Neil at Baker Brook Falls

Neil, Lois and Frankie at high overlook at Baker Brook Falls

All of Baker Brook Falls from high overlook

This morning, we went in search of a portion of the International Appalachian Trail system. We read in a Newfoundland travel brochure about an access to this trail fairly close to our campground. It mentioned that it had great overlooks and a 1000 foot waterfall. We finally located the dirt road that supposedly went to the trail (road called 5 mile road). This road is a rugged jeep road, with huge ruts and holes and fairly large pools of water in the road. It took us an hour to go 5 miles on this road. We found cabins and what appeared to be hunting lodges but no signs or markings identifying any trails so we finally gave up and returned to the paved roads.

From here we drove back to Gros Morne National Park . We saw four caribou grazing fairly close to the highway as we drove to Baker Brook Falls trail. This was a moderately easy trail that was 3 miles in and 3 miles out over remote bogs and meadows, finally ending up at a spectacular water falls. The trail was excellent as most of the walking was on a boardwalk over the bogs. We didn’t see moose, but we saw a lot of moose tracks and droppings and saw numerous depressions in the tall grass where they had been laying. We saw several hikers that had taken their pets with them on the trail and we felt that this had probably spooked any moose that we might have seen. We took several pictures of these great waterfalls.

Our plans are to leave this area in the morning and start back towards Grand Falls-Windsor area so that we can get within 100 miles of St Johns the following day. Frankie’s flight back home leave early on Friday morning.

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