The tablelands are in Gros Morne National parkOne of the few places in the world where you can see the earth's mantle
There are no tall trees as high iron and magnesium render the soil infertile.
last minute instructions before hike
Slide Show >Gros Morne
The rock is low in calcium and high in magnesium
Today our family visits the Tablelands
There is plant life but very rare
Many soils reflect the wide variety of bedrock
Parks Canada assigned Jan to be our guide.
The surface is made up of periodite which lacks the usual nutrients required to sustain life
It Looks like a barren desert
In this spot some 500 million years ago 2 plates collided pushing up an ancient sea floor
The parks rock formations include ocean crust and mantle rock
take lots of water on this hike