A juniper tree has grown flat to the ground due to the strong winds sweeping across the Tablelands.
The stark landscape of the Tablelands in Gros Morne National Park is made up of rock from the earth’s mantle once far below the earth’s crust. Five hundred million years ago this rock was forced to the surface creating a mountain range and is an example of continental drift. The Tablelands is made up of peridotite and lacks the nutrients to support most plant life with the result being an almost barren landscape. It was fantastic hiking along these ancient eroded mountains and there are very few places in the world where you can walk on exposed mantle rock.