Philippe and ExpediTom venture 5 days on the famous West Coast Trail through Vancouver Island in British Columbia.
The West Coast Trail was originally built to rescue sailors from frequent shipwrecks about 100 years ago. At first, I wondered why there were so many wrecks along this coast, but eventually found out about the inclement weather, the dense fog and unsure forecasts of this treacherous section of coastline. Today, it is one of the famous trails in Canada to hike over a period of five to seven days. Given our late reservation in June, we were only able to do half the trek starting from Nitinaht.* We chose the more arduous part South of Nitinaht with many ladders.
Preparation for the West Coast Trail
1 The Map (Nitinaht to Cribs Creek
2 The Rain Cover (Cribs Creek to Walbran Bay)
3 The Step counter (Walbran Bay to Campers Bay)
4 The Necessaire (Campers Bay to Trasher’s Cove)
5 Fed-up (Trasher’s Cove to Gordon River)