Backpacking in the Long Range mountains can be both appealing and scary. Here's what to expect on our wilderness routes.

Backpacking in the Long Range - What to Expect

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[Cliffs seen from above] [Text: Gros Morne National Park]

[A woman hiking in a mountain landscape] [Text:Backpacking in the Long Range Mountain]



[Long Range Mountain from above] [Text:Backpacking in the Long Range Mountains]

[Text: Climb 700m to rugged highlands]

[Hiking boots]

[A woman in the backcountry] [Text: Unmarked wilderness route]

[Text: Challenging and rewarding backpacking routes]

[People using a map and a compass]

[Text:Excellent navigation skills required]

[Challenging for even vary exprienced backpackers]

[Text: Be prepared for:]

[View from the Long Range plateau]

[A man surrounded by black flies][Text: lots of biting flies]

[Text: River crossings - could be waist high]

[Boots hiking in muddy conditions][Text: Mud and more mud]

[A man hiking on a snow patch][Text:Snow in summer]

[A muddy boot]

[Text: Fog - making navigation difficult]

[Text: Extreme weather- cold, windy and wet]

[Text: Impenetrable areas of stunted forest - called Tuckamore]

[View of Gros Morne mountain] [Text: Route options include:]

[People hiking the Long Range][Text:The Long Range Traverse (3-5 days)]

[Text:and the Northern Traverse(3-4 days)]

[Text:Book early - reservations required]

[An alpine flower][Text: For a shorter trip]

[Text: Join a guide up the Western Brook Pond gorge]

[Hiker in the Western Brook Pond valley]

[Text: Hike it as a day hike or as an overnight trip]

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