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This years adventure takes us again,  out of the QR territories.  We are currently waiting for the ferry to Port au basque Newfoundland.  Our scheduled 5 hour ferry ride last night was cancelled from North Sydney NS. But we are on for a 2 pm departure today.  Arriving in NL tonight around 7pm .. hopefully!  This will not be a high miler run but we are looking forward to lots of snow, great views and lots of good conversations.  There are 10 of us and we will be covering the north eastern tip of NL, from Deer Lake, and north.  Happy hour in the trailer last night waiting for the ferry was the high light last night after an 11 hour drive!  A blue sky day today is in order for the sail!

 

Happy trails

 

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Go get em Team RoadRunner & Co.!

Glad you have 10 men going.  Hopefully 9 are strong young bucks!  Should be just a little digging & lifting every so often.

Enjoy & please post so we can follow along. 

Have fun!

Tom

 

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On 3/1/2019 at 5:19 PM, Florida Snowman said:

Go get em Team RoadRunner & Co.!

Glad you have 10 men going.  Hopefully 9 are strong young bucks!  Should be just a little digging & lifting every so often.

Enjoy & please post so we can follow along. 

Have fun!

Tom

 

This is very true. I have a friend that goes to the rock every year. Lots of deep snow and challenging conditions. One his guys says you should have six guys, and four of them should be young fellas...Hope see some pictures of your adventure....

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West coast of nfld is awesome.  Definately find a local if you can to show you around the back country.  You don't want to miss the Lewis Hills and the run into Grose Morne up to the big fjord.  One of my most memorable sled trips.  Was there for a week in April 2008.  Just be aware the backcountry there is very hazardous.  Avalanche areas and there has been more than one sled over the years that was unintentionally driven off a 500' tall cliff.  On an overcast day you don't see the drop coming.  Have a great trip!!

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We have been out for three days now and yes this is Newfoundland. Our run into the Northern peninsular has given us spectacular scenery but been a bit light on the WiFi access LOL. 

This is was our first day back into digital access, which isn’t a totally bad thing!  We have had a sensational ride, three days of blue sky weather, and all the locals are saying they have not seen the sun in two months.  Wow we got lucky!

Our first day was from Deer Lake thru Sops arm into Harbor Deep.  You really should do a wiki search on Harbor deep to understand that this was the last community in NFLD to get resettled.  An interesting story.  Bob and Linda where excellent hosts, we guided ourselves In, but a guide would be recommended for this trip unless your are very comfortable with a gps.

Danny Corcoran lodge does have a guide service available for those interested.

A few pics of our first day are below!

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Our second day consisted of our self guided run up the Souflette river system into the Long  Range Mountain  highlands.  The highlands are really something to experience and respect. You do not want to get caught out here in a storm system. A local lost his life here a few weeks ago while out in these highlands during bad weather !

. There is no shelter or land marks to go by. You must trust your gps or don’t go! 

 

We headed to the outfitter Boughwiffins on the Cloud river.  Let me just say that both the outfitter at Harbor Deep and Cloud river are first class, if you want to come here , they will take care you.

we have their contact if anyone is interested.

Gray weather is forecasted for the next few days so, we will have not the scenery, still a great time.

 

Happy trails RR

 

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Mike, it is a very special experience! Again, this is not a big mileage trip, but very awesome in its own way!

Today we took a ride out to the village of Inri in the Conche region. We viewed the Groais and Bell islands as well as a hearty....skipper running his out board along the ice sheets!009ED305-F1DA-414F-A6D1-2D7338054B3B.thumb.jpeg.ad67e40e9b09dad4fa9d89ae0fecca29.jpeg79B4E5CB-5813-439C-AE78-DE330C0F6B21.thumb.jpeg.9cb3cf77c356d5dd06da879f9bdee0dd.jpeg34DE4F74-F328-4610-AD20-E0BE6D2A920A.thumb.jpeg.7886b83964af8f2c27553cceeb633ea8.jpeg

Also a ww2 Bomber that crash landed in this region.

 

We are learning lots of  history in Newfoundland!

F

 

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Many of you have commented on the Western side, and as you can see the eastern region we have run so far had a much more dense snow pack in many places.  We will be working our way down the Western side later this week,  We hope to have good weather for the scenery and strong backs for the powder!

Here are a couple of drone shots , one in Harbor Deep and one in the highlands of the Long Range mountains.

Also Norm from Boughwiffin lodge dropped us off some 2000 year plus iceberg ice last night. That made the Crown Royal taste very special!

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8 hours ago, mikerider said:

Really like that last picture. Really looks like no man's land.

mike

 

Mike, it sure feels it too, i would definitely  not want to get caught out there in a bad storm!

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Here is the contacts at Harbor Deep. Adam a guide, and is originally from Massachusetts , moved to Newfoundland several years ago. He had guided two guys in from the States to stay with Bob and Linda at the Corcoran lodge the same night we were there.

 

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13 hours ago, RoadRunner said:

Many of you have commented on the Western side, and as you can see the eastern region we have run so far had a much more dense snow pack in many places.  We will be working our way down the Western side later this week,  We hope to have good weather for the scenery and strong backs for the powder!

Here are a couple of drone shots , one in Harbor Deep and one in the highlands of the Long Range mountains.

Also Norm from Boughwiffin lodge dropped us off some 2000 year plus iceberg ice last night. That made the Crown Royal taste very special!

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2000 year old ice hmmm....I wonder how many polar bears took a wiz on it. 😉

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Today we had a run to St Anthony.  Lots of polar bear and Ice berg sightings here over the years.  A Polar bear passed thru town just a few days ago.  A flat light day today made for limited scenery shots, but still a good run.  A mechanical issue due to a rider finding a drift at an unreasonable speed caused us to focus on repairs. A few good contacts here got us fixed and we are ready to head south to Hawkes Bay tomorrow. 

 

Last year the school was locked down because a Polar bear was hanging around town!

 

More happy trails tomorrow!

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