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Running the Iqaluit – Apex Trail

13 Aug

The trail starts at the Iqaluit Cemetery along the shores of Frobisher Bay.  The information provided shows a 2.5 km trail that meanders the rocks towards Apex, ending at the old Hudson’s Bay Company buildings.  It is recommended you allow 2 hours to complete the trail.

The trail provides a variety of terrain, including: wet, marshy areas; boulders to climb and vault; a foot wide gravel trail with steep vertical drop offs; and a stunning view.  I completed the 3.4 mile run in 50 minutes.  That’s a lot slower than my usual 8:30 road pace, but in addition to tricky, rocky trail, there was just too much to stop and look at along the way.  The warm, bug-free weather was a fantastic back drop to the majestic ocean that the trail ran alongside.  I stopped often to “smell the roses”, take photos and enjoy the view.

Iqaluit Cemetery, start of the trail. Photo by Liz Halina CC-BY-ND-NC

Iqaluit Cemetery, start of the trail.
Photo by Liz Halina CC-BY-ND-NC

Old Hudson's Bay Company building - build in 1949. Photo by Liz Halina CC-BY-ND-NC

Old Hudson’s Bay Company building – build in 1949.
Photo by Liz Halina CC-BY-ND-NC

Apex Beach.   Photo by Liz Halina CC-BY-ND-NC

Apex Beach.
Photo by Liz Halina CC-BY-ND-NC

Trail among the rocks. Photo by Liz Halina CC-BY-ND-NC

Trail among the rocks.
Photo by Liz Halina CC-BY-ND-NC

Old boat on the shore off the trail.  Photo by Liz Halina CC-BY-ND-NC

Old boat on the shore off the trail.
Photo by Liz Halina CC-BY-ND-NC

Grass trail. Photo by Liz Halina CC-BY-ND-NC

Grass trail.
Photo by Liz Halina CC-BY-ND-NC

Shoreline of Frobisher Bay, Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada. Photo by Liz Halina CC-BY-ND-NC

Shoreline of Frobisher Bay, Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada.
Photo by Liz Halina CC-BY-ND-NC

Trail on the hills parallel to the shore.  Photo by Liz Halina CC-BY-ND-NC

Trail on the hills parallel to the shore.
Photo by Liz Halina CC-BY-ND-NC

Trail heading back to Iqaluit.  Photo by Liz Halina CC-BY-ND-NC

Trail heading back to Iqaluit.
Photo by Liz Halina CC-BY-ND-NC

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