West Coast Trail day 0

wctmaTrip report by site editor Rick McCharles.

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The West Coast Trail on Vancouver Island in Canada is our #1 hike in the World.

This was my 4th WCT. 🙂

My Dad dropped me at the ferry in Port Alberni. Riding the Francis Barkley is my favourite way to start the WCT.

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The weather was perfect as it had been for most of the summer of 2013.

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arriving Bamfield

arriving Bamfield

Scheduled to rendezvous with the rest of my group next day, I could have taken a trail shuttle out toPachena Bay Campground at the trailhead.

Instead, I stayed at small Centennial Park Campground ($23) in Bamfield.

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Having no place to store my food overnight, I ended up leaving it in this shed. Storage for a communal fenced garden.

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My new lighter failed. They truly are an unreliable technology. 😦

It was nice to have a final few hours with phone / free internet access (Bamfield Community School Library). And there were OTHER good reasons to spend my last night in Bamfield. 🙂

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I enjoyed both meals at Tides and Trails Restaurant.

more photos from this day

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