Saturday, July 02, 2011
One of the leaders of our Newfoundland SparkPeople team came up with the idea to start a "Climb Gros Morne Mountain Challenge". So far there are only two participants but that is fine because it a personal challenge with no official start and end date. Both of us started on June 30th.
I've included a map of sorts to let you all know where this mountain is. It is located in Gros Morne National park which has to be my favourite place in all Newfoundland! Now, while this mountain seems tame to some I've seen, it is a challenging climb. I climbed in for real back in the early 1990's with my then boyfriend, John, who I vowed I would marry if he got me down off that blessed thing. We went in October and it was so beautiful but we weren't really prepared for the thirst, nor the temperature changes, nor the desire to toss each other off the side when the going got tough. I can vaguely remember threatening to trip him up if I caught up with him which is probably why he stayed ahead of me for most of it!
Anyway, I digress! I have to find the exact number of kilometres and uphill steps (HOPEFULANGE has them recorded on the challenge page) but I'm making progress. It is such an attainable challenge that I feel like I can do it. Maybe next challenge will be to walk the Newfoundland trailway or the trans Canada highway. Who knows...at least I'm walking!
Here is a picture I found of some of the scenery around Gros Morne
I have pictures of my own trip somewhere....will have to dig those out for us all to have a laugh about! Those were the days! Anyway, the weather has improved......yeah.....if I didn't know better I would say the fireworks last night cleared the air. It is now 24 degress and sunny........
I'm still trying to catch up.....xo Susan