ISBN-10: 1771641460

ISBN-13: 9781771641463

The rugged west coast of Vancouver Island bargains the most stunning and storied mountaineering within the Pacific Northwest. domestic to the world-famous West Coast path, as soon as a lifeline for marooned sailors and nonetheless one of the such a lot breath-taking but tough hikes at the continent, the island’s western beaches additionally function lesser-known coastal trails for all talents. From the tidal swimming pools and pocket seashores of the Juan de Fuca Marine path to the craggy surf-swept beaches of Shushartie Bay and the North Coast path, the 10 components coated during this quantity provides you with a style of the region’s top mountaineering terrain.

This 3rd, totally up-to-date and accelerated variation, supplies the certain path descriptions, insider advice and transparent two-colour maps that hikers have come to depend on plus solely new sections at the wild and difficult North Coast path extension from Cape Scott and the distant and infrequently visited Tatchu coastal hike at the Rugged Peninsula. Less-experienced hikers may perhaps benefit from the Juan de Fuca path, a southern extension of the West Coast path from Port Renfrew to Jordan River, or the paths throughout the beautiful old-growth wooded area of Carmanah-Walbran Provincial Park. For day trippers, there’s the Wild Pacific path, a northern extension of the West Coast path that starts in Ucluelet and heads north over headlands and white sand shorelines towards lengthy seashore and Tofino. And if you happen to favor extra distant mountaineering, the northern a part of the island deals the rugged Nootka path, defined by means of Backpacker journal as a wild, ancient and lovely path, or the boardwalk at Cape Scott, the place black bears proportion the windswept shores with kayakers and the ghosts of shipwrecked crews.

From making plans the journey, to attending to and from the trailheads, to selecting the main scenic campsites, this can be an integral consultant for the millions of hikers who use the West Coast path every year and when you may want to use its alternatives.

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