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Hiking the Long Traverse, Newfoundland

Posted Jan. 05, 2014, at 8:35 a.m.

Four Women, Two Tents, and a Week of Rain, Wind and Fog: Hiking the Long Traverse, Gros Morne Newfoundland

Beth Smith, Stockton Springs adventure traveler and self-sufficient backcountry backpacker, will present a slide show and talk at the Stockton Springs Community Library on Sunday, February 12th at 2:00 PM.

In September, 2013, Beth and three companions hiked Newfoundland’s Gros Morne national park Long Traverse, a land of high tundra, formidable mountain ranges, winding fiords, expansive coastal views, and intense rain and fog. Along the way they tested their mettle in constant inclement weather, honed their map and compass skills along miles of trail-less terrain, and shared the hilarity of melding the wills of four Alpha women, all the while avoiding the companionship of the local bear population and an unwanted helicopter rescue.

If you have ever dreamed of hiking the high tundra backcountry of the far North, but never quite got around to it, here’s your chance, as an Armchair Adventurer, that is. Come relive Beth’s amazing adventure.

The program is free, everyone is welcome, and refreshments will be served.

For more information visit www.stocktonspringslibrary.org

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