Distance: 23km (14.3 miles)
The track out of Clarenville first led us past the old railway station, which is now a Masonic centre and a Heritage Museum. The museum was closed at that hour of the day, but we had a quick peek into the locs and train cars before we moved on.
Soon the trail became very hard to walk on, because it was covered with big gravel stones, possibly because the railway here is also used as a snowmobile trail. As we continued along the Shoal Harbour River slowly but surely it became a bit easier fortunately.
After a couple of hours, just before we reached Thorburn Lake, there was a nice warm-up shelter – a perfect place for a rest before we reached our final destination for the day: Lakeside at Thorburn.