This evening I am releasing the first of two hiking reports from our trip to Newfoundland over the summer. This first report documents my solo hike to the summit of Gros Morne Mountain, which is the second highest peak on Newfoundland. There were so many incredible aspects to this hike with my favorite being the breathtaking views of Ten Mile Pond a short distance after the summit. To view the new report, click on the link below or visit the Introduction Page here on the site and look under the Canada section. It is currently report #5 listed there.
I am happy to report that my next trip to the Arctic has been booked and is on the schedule for the summer of 2020. This has been in the planning stages for the past 17 months and will finally become a reality. We will be doing a 10-day 60-mile backpack across Baffin Island through Auyuittuq National Park, which is located in Arctic Canada. The route begins in Qikiqtarjuaq and ends in Pangnirtung. It is one of the most remote polar wilderness regions on earth and is very challenging to reach logistically, hence all of the necessary preparation time. Only about 400 people per year get to visit this area. Two of the highlights along the route are passing by Mount Asgard and Mount Thor. The rough topo map below (which I made) shows the general route and rough mileage between camps. That’s all I’m really going to share for now but I look forward to next summer’s trip and hope to document the route with both hiking report photos and a trip video. (The route can be done in 7 days but we plan to spend 10 to 11 days in the park and not rush through it.)
Today I finally finished up the last remaining report from my July 2018 trip to Greenland (link below). Sorry it took so long but just didn’t have the time. The last Greenland report covers the stunning Ilulissat Icefjord which has some of the largest icebergs in the Northern Hemisphere. After taking a 2-year break from visiting the Arctic, I’m hoping to be able to visit Baffin Island (Arctic Canada) in the summer of 2020 or perhaps 2021 to see Mount Thor and Mount Asgard. Below you can see one of the photos from the report that I took of a massive iceberg. The report can be found on the Introduction Page under the Europe and Greenland section (report #14). Or you can click on the link below.
Our previous report on Darwin Falls was badly outdated and in need of updating. Thus, we did a family hike out to Darwin Falls in March of 2019 and have created a new report from scratch documenting our most recent visit. The new report turned out really well and hopefully future visitors to this area will find it beneficial. The new Darwin Falls report is currently listed as report #98 on the Main Page and you can also click below to view it.