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Mealy Mountains, Labrador

Labrador Flag perched on top of Mountain

Mealy Mountains located in the southern portion of Labrador, is situated south of Lake Melville, north of Sandwich Bay and borders the Labrador Sea. The mountain range encompass over 26 thousand square kilometers of forests, tundra, wetlands, coastal barrens, lakes, beaches and bogs. A significant portion of the Mealy Mountains and surrounding areas has been designated as a potential National Park Reserve.

This large remote region contains many scenic areas, many of witch I was fortunate enough to get to see while surveying various areas of the soon to be National Park.

Cartwright, Labrador

Calm waters in Cartwright Labrador

During the past decade I have been fortunate enough to travel all over North America and one of my recent work trips brought me to Labrador for the first time. The actual field work took place in various places throughout the Mealy Mountains and surrounding coastal areas, so for the this job were we based out of the small town of Cartwright.

Dryden, Ontario

Big Moose in Dryden, Ontario

Well yet another stay in the small northern town of Dryden has come around … it is centrally located between Thunder Bay ONT and Winnipeg MB, along the Trans-Canada Highway. It is the home town of NHL super star Chris Pronger and Max the Moose, the town’s mascot, a large cement statue whom stands 18 feet tall and weighs nine tons, found outside the Dryden Information Centre.

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Hocking Hills State Park – Logan, Ohio (July 2009)

Within the Hocking Hills park are several spectacular features based around rock formations, including Old Man’s Cave (a narrow, deep gorge, with many waterfalls), Cantwell Cliffs (a broad gorge at the head of a hollow with a unique stone stairway) and Ash Cave / Cedar Falls (large rock caves with water falls.

Like most of my TITAN road trips, I cover a broad geography in a short time, off witch does not allow much time to fully explore. However judging from what little time I was able to spend here, I thought it was a pretty scenic area, very rural or back country style with several scenic nature trails allowing a person to step back from the everyday hustle and bustle (The geology is always a bonus too).

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