Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Tablelands, Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland, September 2015

One of the most enjoyable hikes we have done on this trip is on the tablelands between Woody Point and Trout River. This is of great interest to geologists as it is (as best as a novice can understand) the exposed Earth's mantle. The dominant rock is peridotite. I had, as suggested at the Discovery Centre, downloaded the Park's Explora app on my phone. The video commentary and other information is keyed by GPS. The phone buzzes when the app wants you to pay attention. You can listen to the park's (funny) geologist from the exact spot that is intended (see here for another review). Very well done indeed and unfortunately has only had a few hundred downloads on Android. More people should use this tremendous resource. 

Detail of peroditite

The barren landscape

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