One of the most useful sources of information when you plan your West Coast Trail hike is trip reports from other hikers.They usually talk about what gear they brought, what the weather was like, what campsites they slept at, what route they hiked and why… Read More »West Coast Trail Trip Report Roundup
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There are those days that just aren’t going to plan, nothing is working right, and everything seems like it’s against you. Being out in the wilderness on those kinds of days you may just need a helmet. We found this one at Thrasher Cove on… Read More »Some days are just crazier than others
At a couple places on the West Coast Trail you can see into the logging history of the area. Steam donkeys were one of the relics on the trail that you get to gaze at in confusion while hiking by. Cool, it’s a steam donkey! What’s a steam donkey?
There are a lot of ladders on the West Coast Trail.The number goes up and down as they do work on the trail be estimates put it around 70. My feelings towards the ladders ranged from excitement to hatred. We’d come around another corner and… Read More »75km Countdown: The Ladders on the West Coast Trail
This is one of many posts about the West Coast Trail trip I did in 2013. See the rest of the West Coast Trail posts. ** Mud. Lots of it. I expected to see a lot of mud on the West Coast Trail but I… Read More »The First Mud Pit of the West Coast Trail
The West Coast Trail is long. It takes most people 6 or 7 days to complete. I hiked it last year with some friends. At the end of our second day hiking we were beat. We were tired and sore and just wanted to sit… Read More »The Pros and Cons to a Bigger Backpack
The number of bridges on the West Coast Trail changes constantly as they build new ones, fix old ones and detour the trail around damaged sections. Estimates range from 130 to 150. There are many. Bridges were always a welcome change from the gnarled roots… Read More »Photo: Bridge 102 on the West Coast Trail