ECTA TelyHike 2007 - Official Opening of the Sugarloaf Path
October 20, 2007    
  • Members of the Hiking and Adventure team gather for a pre-hike photo.
  • Hikers file up the trail from the Logy Bay trailhead at the Ocean Sciences Centre. About 150 hiked the full path from this point; another 50 started in Quidi Vidi and finished here.
  • Heading for Sugarloaf Head. New boardwalk protects the sensitive wetland.
  • Hikers reach the crest of the Sugarloaf, one of the highest points on the East Coast Trail.
  • Members of the St. Johnís City team stop for a photo above Robin Hood Bay.
  • Snacking at the newly cleaned area below the Robin Hood Bay Landfill. The sign was jointly sponsored by the City and the East Coast Trail Association.
  • Sugarloaf Head looms above Robin Hood Bay as hikers approach Small Point, the midpoint of the path.
  • Inspecting the remains of a World War II bunker at Small Point.
  • Newly constructed steps assist hikers climbing and descending the steep slopes of the White Hills, and prevent erosion from wear and tear.
  • Descent from Bawdens Highland to the Quidi Vidi gut, opposite Cuckholds Head. This is a new route designed to separate hikers from mountain bikers.
  • The new trail loops through a charming area above the Quidi Vidi gut.
  • A secluded, pristine pond above Quidi Vidi harbour.
  • Hikers descend past the harbour to the Quidi Vidi trailhead, 9 km from the start in Logy Bay.
  • Post-hike socializing at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall.
  • The all-important task of writing receipts for hundreds of donations. Nearly $30,000 was raised to support East Coast Trail development, maintenance and protection.
  • The Pickett Line play traditional tunes with verve to keep the crowd entertained.
  • Awaiting the Official Opening ceremony.
  • Municipal Affairs Minister Jack Byrne cuts the ribbon held by Logy Bay-Middle Cove-Outer Cove Deputy Mayor David Walsh and St. Johnís Mayor Andy Wells. Looking on are Karen Skinner, Director of Community Development, ACOA, Randy Murphy, President, ECTA, and Mary Smyth, M.C.
Thumbnail panels:
Now Loading