West Coast Trail day 3

Trip report by site editor Rick McCharles.

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Though dry, 2003 was a foggy summer on the West Coast Trail.

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I’m trying to dry dew and mist before packing up.

Morning fog typically burns off fairly rapidly on the coast. But not this week.

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We timed our departure to reach Tsusiat Point at low tide.

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We did some gymnastics.

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Warren showed off his mussels.

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In 1999 we could get mobile phone service most every day. In 2013 there was nothing, no matter how you “held” your phone.

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Wealthier folks than I reserve a night or two at the Dididaht tent camp.

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Happy. Happy. We reach Nitinat Narrows.

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The cost of this crossing is built into your hiking fees.

Some of us bought treats on the south side “restaurant”.

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On recommendation of the fisherman, I ordered salmon. It was cleaned in front of my eyes. Then served up with a delicious baked potato. ($25)

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This guy ordered 2 crabs for himself. And ate every bite.

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Onward.

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Onward.

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SOMEBODY got us lost, trying to stay on the coast when it was impassable.

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Who was that, Bill?

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We backtracked. Then made the final push to weird and wonderful Cribs Creek campsite.

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Food tastes GREAT when you are on the Trail, burning a lot of calories.

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more photos from this day

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