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West Coast Trail Sunday, July 28, 2013 – Gordon River Trailhead to Thrasher Cove

There is no warm up to the West Coast Trail. 10 steps from the welcome to the Pacific Rim National Park sign we start up a steep incline with roots and rocks and mud and sketchy footing. We learn very … Continue reading

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West Coast Trail Saturday, July 27, 2013 – Victoria to Port Renfrew

We say “See you in a week!” to Murray’s cousin D and drive west out of Victoria towards Port Renfrew. The trip takes two hours with a couple of short stops to sight see. The road is winding and up … Continue reading

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West Coast Trail Friday, July 26, 2013 – Victoria

Friday, July 26, 2013 Second morning car camping and we are getting better at breaking camp. This practice, even though it is car camping, is good for us. We both work effortlessly making and cleaning up after breakfast, taking down … Continue reading

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West Coast Trail Thursday July 25 – Kamloops to Victoria

Steady as She Goes  Things go as planned. As we only have a rough plan, it is not too difficult to hit exactly what we expect. Our packing and unpacking, even though it is car camping is a test for … Continue reading

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West Coast Trail Wednesday, July 24 – Edmonton to Kamloops

And so it begins. All the weeks of training and prep have come down to now.  We leave relatively early. 8 am we are on the road. Alberta sure is green. The traffic is very light considering it is the … Continue reading

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Packing for the West Coast Trail

We are within a couple of days of leaving for the coast and the West Coast Trail. Time to pack. We lay out the food for 8 days in our 3D spreadsheet across the floor. Add all the assorted items … Continue reading

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Backpacking Packing List

Our backpacking packing list is now posted under “Packing Lists” and then “Backpacking”. The list includes items that may be taken on some trips but not on others, depending on the destination, weather, terrain and length of trip. Sleeping We … Continue reading

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West Coast Trail Information

As I mentioned in one of our other posts, the internet has changed the way we prepare for a trip. I read and read and read. I get a huge amount of information on any subject. Some useful, some not, … Continue reading

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Trainin’ for the Trail (West Coast Trail)

We are old. Not really old but old enough to have to work constantly so we can touch our toes and on a good day the floor. It used to be that if one of my friends said ‘Let’s go … Continue reading

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West Coast Trail Menu Plan

I love Excel. I use it for EVERYTHING! So when I need to layout the menu plan for the West Coast Trail backpack trip, I turn to Excel. I create column headings along the top that say: Sunday July 28 … Continue reading

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