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Old Posted Aug 31, 2014, 3:02 AM
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Thumbs up The Spout

Today Joanne, Aisling, and I completed the most difficult hike of my life - 23 km of steep cliffs. It took us 9 hours. But the reward is the famous Spout, a river channel that every wave turns into a geyser.

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We kept telling us the entire way... "The last 4 km are on an ATV trail... if we can just make it there, it'll be easy going."

This is what that trail was like:



But worth every step, every blister:

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Old Posted Aug 31, 2014, 8:54 PM
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Fantastic reportage - beautiful shots.
Where exactly is this?
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Old Posted Aug 31, 2014, 9:20 PM
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There are two entrances to the trail:

1. Shoal Bay Road, Goulds
2. The end of the road on the north shore of Bay Bulls

The Spout is closer to Goulds but about halfway between them.

Fastest route is the enter and leave via the Goulds. That's 20 km return.
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nice views, nice hike, nice thread
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Yep. ATV Trails and logging roads are not always your friend.

Cool. I never did that trail when I was out there. We had meaned to, but never got it on the plan. I was I believe out by the lighthouse you pictured. Did you start from Bay Bulls?
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Nice shots SHH! Man, with all the pictures you regularly post, you've seeded Newfoundland envy in me like no tourist commercial could have. The island is always rising on my list of places I need to visit!
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Amazing to see - I had no idea it took that long to get there. Newfoundland should explore the concept of making tourist attractions more accessible.



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^The tourist attraction is the East Coast Trail. It is readily accessible from many points on the Avalon peninsula. It's easier than something like Mt. Assiniboine in British ColumbiaMt. Assiniboia. You could take a boat ride to it and see it from the water. We saw it from a whale watching tour in Bay Bulls.

Looking back through the pictures again, it is starting to come back to me a little more. I'm disappointed you didn't post a picture of the Useless Bay sign. One of my favourite place names in Newfoundland. I have a picture of that same tree.
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I did take one. Just didn't bother processing.
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