How to get there
What to do
If you are planning to tackle the Long Range Traverse on your own, a pretrip orientation with a park warden at the Visitors Center is required to obtain a backcountry permit. Call 709-458-2066 for reservations.
The small window of opportunity is from early July to early September. The earlier or later in that period, the better to avoid the constant buzz of insects in the height of summer. Otherwise, bring a bug jacket. Five days, four nights is an ideal amount of time to complete the trek.
To hire a guide, contact Bob Hicks at Gros Morne Adventures (800-685-4624; www.grosmorneadventures.com).