World Run II / Reports
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Distance today: 27.0 km (Accumulated: 36326.0 km)
Elapsed time: 02:29:08
Start 10:59am., 26c, clear & light wind, at yellow trail-sign "25" on Red Indian Trail, South end of the Lake. Finish 13:48pm., 30c and same, at white trail-marker "Messina Minerals 23km" at intersection w. side-road on the Red -Indian Trail, East side of the Lake.
Red Indian Lake...
After 3 days of running on the minor roads we have now reached Red Indian Lake and after a short but warm and very hilly run we had the joy of setting camp by the lakeside.
Both the dusty trail itself and the tentside offered some spectacular views over the lake and the forrests as well as the small mountains sourrounding it.
- Since New Foundland island itself is fairly remote the exploration of its interior was only done quite resonly; and it was not without its drama: An expedition in 1811 with the purpose of making contact with the Red Indian tribe or "Beothuk" wich inhabited its shores... went wrong and two soldiers were killed before what was left of the expedition retreated. In the following re-try in 1819 the Beothuk indian leader was killed so also that didnt go too well.
Today the lake still remains a remote very 'off the beaten track' part of New Foundland but there are fairly many mineral-operations and mining activities going on nearby; mainly copper but also gold and other minerals.
The Beothuk indians populated the island during atleast 1000years but the last of their tribe died in 1829. They were hunter-gatherers and are believed to have been up to 2000 people in total, though living in small communities of only about 30-55 persons of large extended families.
For our part, the only 'natives' we met were the many mosquitoes that came to our tents at nightfall - though no casulties in this case ;-)
NB: I will begin uploading this report along with its pictures and the following days reports once we are back in 'civilization' again. You can also view the gps-documentation of the run via the "live coverage"/endomondo link below the report at the front page.