Sunday, February 13, 2011

Snowshoeing on the East Coast Trail

Today was a perfect day for snowshoeing, -9 but sunny and low winds. We chose the East Coast trail section that is quite close.A quick drive to the top of Quidi Vidi Lake, turn off the road and park up behind the generator. The start of the trail is marked across from the small water fall where Quidi Vidi river finishes it last run into the harbour. A good section of the initial trail and climb has several great views of Quidi Vidi - basically a village or small town within St. John's. As you continue to climb you get a good view of the gut which is basically the small opening that links the harbour to the Atlantic. Lots of climbing, short runs or winding through woods, as you wind your way along the coast. Great exercise - you can choose 2hr or 8 hrs - but yu need to leave one car at Logy Bay.

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