Monday, January 25, 2010

Hiking in the Wreckhouse

During Christmas holidays my brother and I hiked to the top of the Table Mountains in Codroy Valley, in the famous Wreckhouse Area of the Southwest Coast of Newfoundland. Winds here have been known to blow trains off the track, and trucks off the highway. Round trip it can be done in 2 or 3 hrs, with plenty of time to take in the view at the top.

Departing in a snow squall

Looking down on the Codroy River Estuary



Ice crystals on the tree branches

You can really see how windy it must be here

The Wreckhouse in a snow squall


On the Summit!


Two brothers

What a view!

Heading back

4 comments:

abduk said...

One of my best friends for Isle aux morte use to hike em. I've always wanted to but am usually in too big a hurry to get across the island.

Quite the spot!

Brian Newhook said...

Codroy Valley is one of the most amazing places on the island, but as you say, its mostly passover country, either heading east to St John's or west to the ferry. Stop in for a hike next time :-)

Table Mountains said...

i have hiked the mountains from that trail to cape ray many times over the years and really enjoy it. may month is a great time on the codroy end because the caribou tend to graze on those ridges overlooking campbell pond where you guys shot a few pics.

Brian Newhook said...

I've always wanted to hike more in that area. I should have done more while I was growing up in Burnt Islands.